Internationally renowned gospel recording artist Daryl Coley passed away on March 15, 2016, at
the age of 60. Coley, who was
known to have a four-octave singing range, had many ties to the Detroit
area and considered the great Dr. Mattie Moss Clark as one of his
mentors. In addition to his work with renowned gospel artists Edwin
Hawkins, James Cleveland, Andrae Crouch and many others, Coley also worked with soul, jazz and R&B legends including Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones and Earth Wind & Fire.
frequently collaborated with Detroit’s own Vanessa Bell Armstrong,
including on the beautiful “Don’t Give Up On Jesus,” featuring Armstrong
and the Thomas Whitfield Singers. In 1992, Coley
once again performed with Armstrong on the song “Comfort Ye My People,”
from the Grammy and Dove Award-winning “Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful
Celebration,” and also as a member of the All-Star chorus for
Coley will be greatly missed by the members of the Love Fellowship Tabernacle in Los Angeles, the church Coley founded, family and fans around the world. He is survived by his wife and three children.
Services are scheduled for Saturday, April 2nd, at 1PM, and
will be livestreamed from the City of Refuge website, where Bishop Noel
Jones is pastor.
Please send all flowers and cards to the church:
City of Refuge Los Angeles
14527 S. San Pedro
Gardena, CA 90248
Attention: Kaye Winbush
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