Duranice Pace, a member of The Anointed Pace Sisters, passed away on Jan. 14, 2021 from health complications. She was 62 years old.
“Please keep the prayers, support and love coming as Duranice still fights and gets stronger in the hospital. She is eternally grateful for all of you and she can’t wait to announce a special concert-event that she has been planning with a team of Broadway professionals,” Pace’s team wrote on her Instagram account earlier this month.
Duranice, who was a famed singer and preacher, was born on May 13 in 1958. She began singing at age five. She and her sisters released their first studio album, It’s Morning Time, in 1989 and went on to record more albums that would help shape the sound of contemporary gospel music.
She leaves behind her son Demarcus Wardell Love; and her sisters Phyllis, June Pace–Martin, Melonda, Dejuaii, Leslie, Latrice, Lydia and Lashun.
Our condolences are with her family, friends and fans. See reactions to her death below.
Duranice Pace spoke favor into my life one day, at a time when I really needed it. She was one of those special souls. Rest In Peace pic.twitter.com/CyLoVRJCX5
— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) January 15, 2021
RIP ❤️ everybody’s favorite singer – Duranice Pace the eldest of gospel female super group The Anointed Pace Sisters. This is on the heels of the passing of her mother just over 5 months ago. Pray for the family snd the gospel music community’s lost ‼️ pic.twitter.com/8F47MeLIyT
— LarryReidLive (@LarryReidLive) January 14, 2021
Lawd they got my girl. I’ll never forget seeing this video on social media years ago!
Rest in Heaven, Duranice Pace 🕊 pic.twitter.com/yWm2RxYesJ
— Monique’s Binder (@franknthecity) January 14, 2021
Rest In Peace to Gospel music legend Duranice Pace. pic.twitter.com/EZpxUYxnKY
— iLoveArethaFranklin (@LovingAretha) January 15, 2021