Sad news to report here. Major Roberson of the Pilgrim Jubilees has died. Here's the info from Malaco Records.
From Malaco Records:
Major Roberson was born to this world on June 11, 1925 in Gunnison, MS and went home to be with the Lord Monday, March 1, 2010, 11:00 PM at his home in Chicago, IL.
Major Roberson was not only a singer, but an accomplished songwriter, having written several songs for the famed group. His most notable songs were "The Old Ship Of Zion," "The Doors Of The Church Are Open," "Church Song," "Don't Let Me Drift Away," "Exit 100," "He Brought Joy To My Soul," "Me My God And I," & "Testify For Jesus."
Major Roberson is survived by his wife Hattie Roberson, several children, a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Arrangements have been scheduled as follows:
Friday, March 12, 2010 7:00 P.M. "A Musical Tribute" Gatling Chapel Annex 10133 S. Halsted St. Chicago, Il 60628 773-881-4111
Saturday, March 13, 2010 Homegoing Celebration Visitation: 10-11 AM Funeral: 11-12 Noon
Greater White Stone MBC 3819 W. Ogden Ave. Chicago, Il.60623 773-762-4113
For more information, to send flowers or cards of condolences, please contact:
Gatling's Chapel 10133 S. Halsted St. Chicago, Il. 60628 773-881-4111 Phone 773-881-3925 Fax
Val Grant 708-841-3319
For more information on the history of The Pilgrim Jubilees, please feel free to visit www.malaco.com.