Our condolences and prayers are with Gospel artist and songwriter Pastor Donnie McClurkin and his family. McClurkin's sister Cheryl "Cheri" McClurkin died from a heart attack at 4 p.m. on March 3, according to the pastor and gospel singer's representatives. For now, the McClurkin's are calling for prayer and privacy.
"The McClurkin Family gathered together today to say farewell to their sibling, Cheryl "Cheri" McClurkin who died from complications of a massive coronary heart attack," Donnie's representative said in a statement obtained by The Christian Post.
Cheri, a mother of five and grandmother of nine, sang and recorded with her musically inclined family throughout the years. She became a playwright who turned her life story into the play, "A Cry for Help," which was produced by her own company Chronic Productions.
"The McClurkin Family requests prayers and privacy at this time," the statement reads. "All cards and condolences can be forwarded to Perfecting Faith Church, 311 N. Main , Freeport, NY 11520. Details for service arrangements will be forthcoming."