Mr. Shea's baritone voice was second to none. It brought tears to your eyes. What a full life he had. He certainly was a man of God.
Mr. Shea,I want to thank you for your beautiful Hymns you sang,I got to see you in one of Billy Grahams services in el paso texas. Most of all I want to wish you a "Happy Birthday" with all the angels that surround you. February 1st. Love ESTHER.
I loved this man of God. I have always loved the song Just as I Am, when i first
hear it on the Billy Graham crusade. I love you dear brother.
I enjoyed watching the Billy Graham crusade. I have loved George Shea for
a long time. May he rest with our savior. Love you George
My Grandmother had the privilege of accompanying Mr. Shea on the piano during his visit to the Salvation Army senior rest home in Los Angeles Calif. My Grandmother was in her late 80's at the time. He was such a gracious man and such a blessing to all. I can hear him singing praises now and perhaps Elizabeth is playing the piano as well! We have all been blessed indeed!
The first time I heard Bev Shea sing I was a young child and he was at a revival meeting with Billy Graham at Winona Lake IN. What a gift of God they presented to me. More recently I enjoyed their ministry through the Bill Gaither Ministries. What a blessing.
I grew up watching Billy Graham crusade with my grandmother. The beautiful voice of Mr.Shea was a gift from God.
What a servant of The Lord, from a child I have loved to hear Beverly Shea worship The Lord in song. Thank you Sir. The sounds of heaven are richer now. Ruthann.
His God given talent always ministered to my soul. I am thankful to have heard him. The church will miss him.
I grew up watching my brother in christ and a servant of god, we will see you in heaven at gods second return, amen.
Just finished watching "Bill Gather special" about George. I am 66 and as long as I can remember his voice and words has been a blessing to me.
Mr. Shea has blessed my life so much that I can't put it into words. I only pray for more Godly men like him.
a special gifted man from God to deliver messages through songs. a special talent and with heart-filled dedication for the many years will never be forgotten by millions who have heard this special man.
George Beverly Shea allowed God to use him to bless so many with his singing, including me. He and his ministry has been a part of my life for years. I know he's now with our Lord, but he will be missed.
he had the most beautiful voice ihave ever heard i loved his how great thou art. rest in peace my friend.
Go now my friend and receive what is stored up for you in heaven. you left a long legacy for us all. Thank you George
This world was so blessed by Mr. George's love for Christ & love for others-- and he expressed that so well in his beautiful voice & testimony!
He was a great Singer well be missed by all who new him
I heard the singing of Beverly Shea as my Mother listened to him on the radio. I was blessed more so in my older years.
I will get to hear your grand GOD given voice again my dear brother. When our mighty KING calls us to be with HIM in the clouds forever Amen
In Christ Jesus
He was a great man in your grand mother eyes. he was a great singer for Billy Graham. Will be miss.
What a wonderful man that God has used to lead others to Christ. I am glad that I grew up at a time when men, such as Mr. Shea and Dr. Graham, proclaimed clearly the Word of God. Mr. Shea's voice was so clear and smoothing. I love to hear him sing. BBN plays a lot of his songs. Thank you to his family for sharing this man of God with us.
What an inspiration! I was blessed to hear "How Great Thou Art" while the thunder was truly rolling in Buffalo. See you on the other side.
I would like to give my respects to George Shea. Even though I didn't know him personally. I understand he was a beautiful singer of hyms and such. I just would like you to know George reminds me of (1 Chorn. 29:28)how as David, George too died at a " Good old age, Satisified in days." I can believe he did live a happy life and brightened peoples lives with his wonderful voice. May you come to see the person he was and remember him for this.
Condolances to the family and all friends. How Great Thou Art was well written, and was well sung.....everytime. So much life and energy at 100+ certainly redefines ''growing old''. R.I.P. Mr. Shea.
George was an enigma. I know I grew up hearing him and Billy Graham, and I know a lot of others did too. I will not consider it a loss that he is gone, but a pleasure having had him in our lives for so long.
I grew up listening to Billy Graham Crusades, my Mother had the TV turned all the way up every time it was on. They still show the Billy Graham Classics on TBN and I love watching them. That group of Christian men changed the world for millions. Mr. Shae had a voice that was big part of the success of the Crusades. "How Great Thou Art" was Mr. Shae's song and he sang it with the Holy Spirit flowing out his voice. He was a great Christian Man and an inspiration to many. His voice will never be forgotten and "How Great Thou Art" will never be performed the same by anyone. God Bless the family and I will see Mr. Shae singing in Heaven one day.
Thank you for dedicating your life for christ through beautiful hymns and songs
The homecoming must have been something else and he is now singing in person to the One he served on earth. Mut'na (thank you) George Beverly Shea for sharing your voice with us.
He was a gift from God to people the world over. The personal welcome by Jesus to his heavenly home must have been something that words would have been inadequate to describe.
Christ's love shone in this gentle man's eyes, smile, heart and wonderful voice! I am 62 years old, and I've listened to him, alongside Billy, for decades, beginning as a young girl, surrounded by my family in our living room. His singing was a sermon in itself! Such warmth and love he put into it! What an amazing blessing he has been to millions, myself just one of them! Though I never met him, I still felt a love and deep thankfulness for him. He had a special place in my heart. I've always loved his "I'd Rather Have Jesus,"...and oh, he does... for eternity!! Prayers for comfort for his family. I feel a "missing," and I know yours is great. But I, also, know there is rejoicing in heaven over the homecoming of this saint! What singing there!! God bless you.
Darlene Jordan, Atlanta, Georgia
While hospitalized a few years back; I had the of hearing Mr. Shea sing. What a beautiful voice!
When your heart is empty,filling it with happy memories of how great thy are!
As a young child, I remember my mother listening to his wonderful music. One song particular is "How Great thou art". My dad was not a Godly father, but he loved to hear him sing this. I know he has a front row seat with his heavenly father above. My sympathy is with his family. Grief not for we know he is in Paradise tonight.
How blessed our lives have been because of this man's dedication to Christ and his music calling mankind to our dear Lord Jesus.
GEORGE WAS A GREAT VOICE FOR GOD LOVE WATCHING HIM ON TV SHOWS AND SING HOW GREAT THOU ART MY FAVORITE SONG PRAYERS FOR THE FAMILY GOD BLESS AMEN.
I wish to express my condolences to the family. In your time of bereavement, please know that God assures us that we will see our loved ones again. I'm sure that with the help of our loving Heavenly Father, your family, and friends, you will receive the comfort and support you need to cope with your grief.
We were so glad to have known Bev even for the few times we did get together. I know you will miss him as will many, many others. Praise God! We know where he is singing now!!
Amen! It was at one of the crusades that was televised I remember being in awe of George and Billy Graham's message. The Lord filled me with the Holy Spirit and I wrote a letter. I don't remember what I wrote but I do remember that urge to write and that it was urgent that I put my feelings and what was on my heart into words as if someone was pushing me to do it. Faithful to the finish is well said and we witnessed the work of the Holy Spirit through the ministry of George and Billy Graham team. Let us carry on that torch and let our light shine before men so that they may give glory to God for the light they see in us.
An angel gone to be with the Lord. Well done, thy good and faithful servant. You gave the world the music and songs it needed and you were a blessing to all who were blessed to hear your melodious voice.
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints. George Beverly Shea was certainly one of them. His singing was my all time favorite. You are missed and I look forward to meeting you in person in GLORY.
I BEGAN LISTENING TO BRO SHEA WHEN I THIRTEEN YEARS OLD. HIS RECORDING WITH THE JORDANAIRES WAS THE FIRST ALBUM MY FATHER BOUGHT. MR SHEA WAS WONDERFUL CHRISTIAN GENTLEMEN AND HIS LIFE SHOULD BE AN INSPIRATION TO US ALL.
At this very moment in eternity we can be certain that George Beverly Shea is proclaiming over and over,"How Great Thou Art!" May the family find comfort today and in the days ahead.
I know our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was happy to welcome you Home in Heaven! I have listened and been a fan of yours since I was 3 years old if not longer! Prayers for your loved ones and I look forward to meeting you in Heaven and hearing you sing again in person as I did at yours and Billy's crusade in Atlanta GA! I will want to hear you sing "I'd Rather Have Jesus" first, as no one can do your hymn as well as you! I bet my grandmother is thrilled you are there; please give her my love! I am praying for your loved ones here missing you that God will comfort them. Thanks to God for letting this world have you for 104 years!
MR Shea gave many millions,, hours of blessings with his voice and testimony..THANK YOU
may your soul rest in perfect piece. I love when Mr.Shea spoke about his mother,I know he is singing with her and those angels right now.To live is Christ and to die is gain.
I loved to hear this man sing! He was always that great voice that "set the table" for Dr. Billy Graham to "preach the Word". The two were like no other in their fields. I was lucky enough to see Mr. Shea at the Billy Graham Conference Center one April a few years ago, and I was in awe!!! What a man and what a singer!! He and Cliff Barrows together were super!! I only wish I could meet Dr. Billy Graham now, and that would complete the package!!! George Beverly Shea will always be special to all of us Music Directors, I'm sure!! God Bless you, the family of this great man! Angie Carr, Tifton FUMC Tifton, Ga.
I grew up hearing George Beverly Shea music and I am better for it. What a wonderful long life he had. God Bless all of you.
I'm so sorry for your loss may you rely on God during this difficult time
Billy Graham's sermons and George Shea's singing was a blessing to all. Thank you Mr. Shea for sharing your incredible voice. RIP
Read Bev's hymn story book everyday as an encouragement. I'd like to receive a brochure/bulletin from the funeral, but don't know how to get one.
Like listening to evangelist Charles Fuller, Old Fashion Revival Hour, Long
Beach, CA, I well remember listening close to the little family radio to
BILLY GRAHAM and his team. It was GREAT seeing them in person at the "Youth For Christ" convention at Winona
Lake, IN. At 81 I've been playing gospel music most of my life.
Pinellas Park, FL - - Chattanooga, TN
I remember seeing Mr. Shea sing on T.V.when I was a little girl.His voice would want you to know who he was singing about.Thank you GOD for giving him this wonderful voice.He will be missed ,but Jesus was ready for him in his choir in heaven.Thank,s for the wonderful songs he shared with us all.
Loved to hear this gentleman sing.Have listened to him for many,many years.His voice is the greatest.Blessing's and prayer to the family.
I've watched the Billy Graham crusades since I was a child and always loved to hear him sing..especially "I'd Rather Have Jesus", one of my favorite songs...what an incredible Godly man.
I'm 66 years old and have listened to Mr. Shea since I was a very small child. My Mother loved to hear him sing. My (as was my mother's) favorite was "Precious Lord." He was a very blessed man who blessed millions of others with his God-given talent. God bless him and all of his family.
Listened to him in person at Graham crusades when I was a teen. He was wonderful then and I'm sure he still is. Beautiful voice added to Heaven's choir. Sorry for your loss here on earth, but we will see and HEAR him again!
I'd RATHER HAVE JESUS was such a beautiful song and hymn he wrote and sang! He is singing with the angels indeed.
Loved playing his songs on piano. Farewell to one of the greatest Christians!!
God gave George Beverly Shea the most beautiful voice that I have ever heard,he will be truly missed.
My one claim to fame is accompanying Mr. Shea when he sang at my old Bob Jones roommate's wedding in Clarendon Hills, IL...he sang "I'd rather have Jesus". He said he didn't sing at many weddings but knew her father well. As he sang, chills went up and down my spine. I'll NEVER forget it! What a blessing he's been to the world!
May you sing with the Angels in Heaven as you did on earth.
So gald we can enjoy your music forever!
"How Great Thou Art" whetted my appetite to watch the '57 NY Crusade. I became a Christian as I watched that Crusade from my home in VA. Thank you, Jesus, for using Bev Shea. I can only imagine how he sounds singing "How Great Thou Art" at the Throne.
I grew up listening to Mr. Shea beautifully sing gospel songs, but when he sing, "This little light of mine"...it became my favorite. <3
I was in the nith grade when I first heard Mr. Shea sing at the Charlotte Crusdade. Everyone was given a copy of "How Great Thou Art." I have always loved hymns, and he was my favorite singer and such an inspiration to me. I sent him a note on his 100th birthday and received a personal reply. You cannot imagine how surprised I was and how much I treasure it.
RIP MR. SHEA...Thanks for all the wonderful songs for many many years. GOD took home a wonderful son.
I love all types of music from Southern Rock to Classical, but whenever I hear George Beverly Shea, I will always stop and tears will fill up my eyes. Something about his voice, his spirit, emulates what Christ wants from us.
A life well lived for the Lord. He was a blessing to many. Rest in the arms of Jesus.
One of the true greats of the Old Time Singing Voices. He is rejoicing with Jesus right now, and I am jealous. See you soon mr Shea!
Heaven is a sweeter place today. Praying for your friends and family. You will be truly missed, God Bless you.
We loved to hear you sing oh my hearing you sing was a true treat... Sincere Condolences to your family may all there memories help guide them through this tough hard time... R.I.P. Mr. GEORGE BEVERLY SHEA... Our thoughts and prayers are with your family...
hope to meet you some day
In heaven & your wife to & the
Bee gees & Andy gibb one day
I remember sitting in the choir loft of a packed church in Wellsville, NY and listening to him speak and sing. After the service I shook his hand, even though he was nursing a sore throat. RIP. You have your reward in Heaven.
We loved hearing you sing. God gave you a wonderful voice and you used it for His glory. In your life journey, you finished faithful and strong.
I loved listening to George Shea music, you will be missed.
We will always remember what your friendship meant to us.
It was truly a privilege. Your job here is finished & your award is in Heaven with you. Pat & Bernie Burns
Thank for allowing God to use your voice and your life. I will forever remember the first time I heard You sing Just As I.
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints."-Psalm 116:15. COME THOU GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANY.
Your voice was always heaven on earth to us all...you'll now sing to our hearts from Heaven.
Love and tight hugs to the family..
The world lost a great voice and heaven gets a great new singer to sing to the ones that have gone there before us.
what a blessing to live for 104years serving our Lord and Saviour. I loved hearing George singing all these wonderful years. I would love him sing How Great Thou Art. He was truly the best soloist I have every known. Thank you for your integrity and Love for Jesus.
What a priviledge to have lived during the music ministry of George Beverly Shea. He touched my heart from the first time I heard him sing during the 1957 Billy Graham Crusade in Charlotte, NC. I was 7 years old. God blessed him with the gift of being able to share God's love through music. All who have ever heard George Beverly Shea sing have been blessed. Billy Graham and George Beverly Shea have brought so many to the beginnings of their Christian walk. To Mr. Shea's family, thank you for sharing him with the rest of us. God's peace be with you.
He Was a great man of God & God let us have you for 104 years & one day soon we will see you & hear you Wonderful Voice Again & now you are doing God's Will now in Heaven!
You will be missed very much. I can remember you singing back in the 50's. My dad was 95 and passed away 2 years ago. He played the harmonica in nursing homes for the ones who could not get out to go to church. I am sure the two of you are singing in Heaven in God's choir. Thank you for all of your singing of gospel music and leading a good Christian life May God Bless you and rest in peace
We loved to hear him sing,and had high respect for MR. Shea.
WEA ARE SENDING OUR LOVE,PRAYERS,&CONDOLENCES TO THE SHEA FAMILY,FRIENDS,FANS,&ALL WHO KNEW MR. SHEA.
I've grown up hearing this wonderful man sing his gospel songs with Rev. Billy Graham"s crusades.He's been a faithful servant of the Lord and has been welcomed home in glory.I'm sure all that have had the privilege of working with him will miss him,as we all will...but his race has been run,his journey on this plane,complete.Now,he will have eternity to sing with the choirs of heaven with Yeshua and the saints around the throne of the Father.Well done,thou good and faithful servant...well done.
Thank you for your loyal service to the Lord and sharing you beautiful gift of song with us. We will miss you our Brother in Christ.
Mr. Shea's baritone voice sent warm goose bumps up my back. To hear him sign like an Angel "How Great Thou Art"
My he be in God's Heavenly Choir
God let us have you many years we will miss you but someday we will join you in the choir in heaven. May the Lord give peace and comfort to all who mourn the lost here. Jay and Karen Johnson
What an wonderful Godly man will be missed here on Earth right now. He's doing God's Will now in Heaven!
Rest in peace good and faithful servant. Say hi yo my daddy and papa.
I thank The Lord we got to enjoy His message with such a beautiful voice. Thank you for sharing your gift.
Thank you George for your life and what it ment to me.
Dr. Kenneth & Sherry Beverly,MM,DM
I have the greatest respect for Mr. Shea. His wonderful voice was captivating and reasonant. His rendition of "How Great Thou Art" did more for the song than the writer ever imagined possible. Mr. Shea's commitment to the Lord and his steadfast faith is a beautiful testament to the True and Living God Jehovah.
Thank you for all the wonderful songs - was good to hear - God bless your work here on earth
TODAYS,A SAD DAY FOR ALL LOST A GOOD MAN, MR SHea, was the best it was, I love to hear his voice. He will be missed rest in peace my firend
To our beautiful Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and to George Beverly Shea's family, we count it a blessing and an honor to have had the privilege to have felt the love that George Beverly Shea gave to us through the song's he shared of the Lord Jesus Christ . Thanks be to God for George Beverly Shea having taught us a way to live for Gods Son. What a gracious and precious example of Godliness portrayed in George's person. What a legacy ! With deepest sympathy and prayers for healing . In Christ Jesus , Jennifer Taylor & Melinda Venter's , Finksburg , Maryland
After a month ago, the lost of my father in law. Our Lord and Savior, who died for us, is rejoicing another saint into his loving arms. God, be with you all.
I grew up listening to your voice and it is the best I have ever heard. You always sang "Just as I am" right to the person who needed to hear it.
How Great Thou Art was my Moms' favorite and was sung at her funeral.
My Mother and l listened to George B Shea and heard from his voice a man dedicated,faithful and commited to his Lord and Savior...he now sings praises to the King of Kings. Thank you Lord for creating this man to vocalize"How Great Thou Art"
It is so sad to hear of Bev's death, he will be missed by the whole world. I have his videos and cd's, last Sunday afternoon we watched Bill Gaither interviewing him on How Great Thou Art and even sang some with him, he was 102 then, what a blessing it is just to watch Rev. Billy Graham's Classic's and he always sang just before Billy preached, oh how he has blessed my soul to still hear his beautiful voice after all these years and what a memory he had. It is Heaven's Gain and our Loss, I want his family to know they are in our thoughts and prayers, and also Rev. Billy's family and Cliff Barrows, we loved them all so much and had the privilege of visiting the Library and Billy's parents home, also the Chapel and Training Center, and planning to go back this year. God Bless Gordon & Jerrie Cowan, Maysville, Kentucky
I would like to send my condolences to the entire family. "How great thou art" is a favorite, especially when George Beverly Shea sang it.
We had the pleasure of meeting Mr Shea at a crusade in Tacoma, WA. What a gracious man! He was so faithful to The Lord and such an example to all those around him. He never wavered from the truth! Heaven will be a great reunion of those who accepted Christ. My father is home with The Lord because of the faithfulness of the Billy Graham crusade team! Thank you for your faithful service to The Lord!
I was so blessed to hear Mr. Shea sing in a crusade in Asheville a long time ago. I never forgot his beautiful voice. What a Champion for our Lord and Savior he was. He will be missed but oh my what he is seeing now in Heaven. My prayers go out the family and his dear friend, Mr. Billy Graham. Heaven will be sweeter for all of you.
Mrs. George Beverly Shea & Family:
Just wanted to send you all this short note to let you all know that I have grown up hearing George Beverly Shea on the Billy Graham Crusades. He sure was a fine dedicated Christian man. I have several of his albums.
LOVE IN CHRIST, JEAN SHEAROUSE
wow!!! What a blessing to live 104 years!!! I thoroughly enjoyed your beautiful baritone sounds give praise to God at many Billy Graham crusade programs and was saddened when they had to end. I was just thinking and mentioning your name the other day and now I found your name in the memorials. Yes, the heaven's choir is complete with your beautiful sound.
Over the years from 1947 in Charlotte, NC I have enjoyed the music Of Beverly Shea You have my deepest sympathy in the passing of such a wonderful man and singer.
Great man of GOD your journey has just began singing in the present of our Lord. You finished your race here on earth and you will be missed
God bless Mr. Shea and his family. I know he is singing and
praising our God in that earthly choir singing "How Great
Thou Art". He will be missed by us on this earth, but he is
looking into the face of our savior in heaven.
Carlene & Family, I am so sorry for your loss but look what Heaven gained. I can just hear Bev singing How Great Thou Art going into Gods presence. I sure enjoyed the times I got to spend with Bev, what a wonderful man of God he was. His music will live on forever. God bless you Bev for all the years you lived your life for God and showed us the way through your songs. Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Carlene, I pray that God will put His loving arms around you and give you the peace and comfort as only He can give.
Sincerely, Teresa Putnam
We met in the 70's and shared a meal together. I pray that we will be able to meet again one day on the other side. You have meant everything to my ministry. My God keep you in His loving arms.
I know Heaven's Choir is complete now with Mr Shea's booming voice. We have Loved Ones there that are delighted to see Him , finally!
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
America's most beautiful voice has been silenced. Bev you ministered to me for more than 60 years with your God-given talent and your Christ -like spirit. My family will miss you. Will see you again. Love to your family.....
George you music has touched me so many ways and you have blessed so many people over the years. You will surely be missed.
George Beverly Shea is Known by Dr.Billy
Graham; for the Gospel of Jesus Christ by
songs to the Lord.
May George fond memories stay close to your family hearts.May the god of comfort and love be with Shea family.John3:16
I grew up hearing Mr. Shea on Billy Graham's TV crusades. Their friendship showed just what Christian brotherly love is all about. Thank you for so many years of loyal Christian service. Such a good role model
Heaven has gained another angel with the most awesome voice. A good and faithful servant George Beverly Shea certainly was.
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
How God used this special man!!! How he blessed me and many million others by using his special gift of music to bring honor and glory to our Lord Jesus. Have been singing "I'd rather have Jesus " as I go through my day, for the last two days! One day we'll all sing together!!
Anita Klassen ( Winnipeg, Mb.)
I and my Family send our deepest sympathy to your Family. I remember as a Child listening to george Beverly Shea as he would sing hymnals to the MANY that was watching him!! George Beverly Shea will be missed, but never forgotten. He will always be thought of as a powerful Man of GOD!! Today he is with the LORD and ALL those that have gone before us. God bless the Family!! May the family know he was LOVED by MANY!! May the LOVE of GOD be with his Family and KEEP you safe. Amen!! "The Tuttle's"
Now Mr. Shea is singing "How Great Thou Art " in Heaven. What an awesome contribution he made to the Billy Graham Evangelistic team for 6 decades! His ministry will continue even though he is not with us.
There was no gospel singer quite like him.
He was a very uniqe man. I will not forget him.
My thoughts and prayers to the Shea family for the loss of a great man. I grew up in Chicago attending many of the Billy Graham Crusades and attending Sunday Night Sings at Moody Bible Institute. How I loved to hear him sing. Each time I renewed my faith in God and would sing our Lords praises. Thank you for sharing him.
Thank you for your beautiful voice and showing the world just what it meant to be a TRUE christain thank GOD for my cds so your voice will live on you will be greatly missed
SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT. MR SHEA I LOVE TO TO HEAR HIM SING HOW GREAT THOU ART but now he is singing in heaven. The family is in my thoughts and prayers
1958 - The San Francisco Cow Palace. As an unsaved 18-year-old, the first voice I heard as I entered that huge arena was George Beverly Shea. Will I ever forget it? Not likely - and I plan on sharing that story with him one day. A true hero.
That beautiful voice can now sing to the Lord!
Our loss is heaven's gain. Bev Shea's music lives on. My parents were contemporaries of Bev, and his music was part of our musical library. Bev has been my favourite gospel singer all my life. My condolences to his family, friends and the Graham team. We shall see him again in heaven.
George, My family and I listened to you all the time. My parents had your records and watched you when you were on the television . I pray your family rejoices in your homegoing.
God bless you and your family.
The Whirle Family
St. Petersburg, FL
To the family of George Beverly Shea my wife and I offer our sympathy and prayers and thanks for the beautiful memories your loved one gave us. To Billy Graham and the team we offer thanks for all you have contributed to God and his people. Keep up the good work for Jesus.
"How Great Thou Art". As a little girl watching the Billy Graham Crusade on TV, I would sing along with George Shea. This is how I learn to sing this particular song. He will truly be missed. The heavenly choir just got a little bit better.
I will miss your wonderful music you truly blessed the world with your gift. I became a pastor because of Billy Graham and you comming to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I was richly blessed by you and will be forever greatful that God gave you to us. God bless your family and may they find comfort in knowing what you meant to all of us.
We are instructed to rejoice! at this time, but we will also miss him, in whatever manner we knew him. He is a wonderful soul! Condolences to all his extended family.
A wonderfully humble and talented man who would rather have Jesus and who today has been embraced by his Savior. God Bless you Bev Shea for how you touched our souls and our lives. I have a copy of the Gaither special with Bev Shea and i have always held it very dear to my heart. its even more special to me. "The anchor holds"
No one could ever sing "How Great Thou Art" as well as George Beverly Shea!! When both of my parents passed away, that was the first hymn I wanted sung; of course, I wanted Mr. Shea to sing it personally!! What a wonderful man!! We were all blessed to have him for so many years!! With his magnificent voice, he will be continuing singing loud and clear in Heaven!! My thoughts and prayers are with his family....it is never easy to lose a loved one, no matter the age!!
I Loved your Wonderful voice that touched my heart deeply as a little girl and through out my life. Your music Blessed my Wonderful family Big family !
We saw you in L.A. at the crusades in the 60' my Mother Millie Gilbert was a counselor there not to mention watching
all the years the TV crusades.. Thank You JESUS for George Beverly Shea, Billy Graham, and Cliff Barrows.
I'm so sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort be with you during your time of grief. My prayers go out to you and your family.
Anytime the Billy Graham Crusades were on, out entire family stopped whatever they were doing to watch it on TV. Mr. Shea's voice was truly a gift from GOD and I really enjoyed listening to him sing. Condolences to his family....
A giant of a man, but gentle. Large, strong hands, but soft and warm. A man who could listen and pass understanding on. A deep booming voice that could calm a room, a stadium, the whole world! This was Bev Shea, a mighty warrior, we will all miss immensely, but oh my, won't Heaven be a sweeter, more melodious place!!!! Thanks Bev!!!! We will miss you greatly.
Deryl and Nova Graham
I was fortunate enough to attend Mr. Graham's crusade in 2002, Cincinnati, Ohio. Hearing Mr. Shea's beautiful voice in person, and Mr. Graham preach, is one of those 'once-in-a-lifetime' experiences I'll always treasure. Mr. Shea is now with the beloved Savior for Whom he wrote and sang. What a ministry! What a godly man! Prayers to the Shea and Graham families.
Thoughts and prayers for the family. I remember my grandmother watching Billy Graham and George Beverly Shea when it came on TV. Such a great voice. He will be truly missed. God Bless.
What a blessing & inspiration to millions all over the world. My thoughts & prayers are with wife & children & BGEA & friends. You will be missed.
We first met this great man of God in New Zealand in 1959 & later again when we worked in the Crusade in 1965 in Hawaii. We play his CD recordings in our home & on our radio program as often as we can. Heaven is enriched by that great baritone voice, Gods blessings to the team & the family.
Terry & Pamela Bosgra Honolulu Hawaii
I THANK GOD FOR THE GIFT OF MEMORIES BECAUSE I WILL HAVE THEM NOW AND WILL ALWAYS BE BLESSED AS I NOW FOLLOW HIM IN SONG AND INTERVIEWS ETC. AS A YOUNG BOY AT 8 YEARS SOME SIXTY PLUS YEARS AGO IN MY HOME TOWN OF CHANNEL,PORT AUX BASQUES, NEWFOUNDLAND,CANADA I WOULD LOOK FORWARD TO THE BILLY GRAHAM CRUSADES TO HEAR HIM SING BEFORE MR GRAHAMS MESSAGE. WHAT A TEAM THEY ALL WERE. IT WAS AN STILL IS A BLESSING EACH TIME MR SHEA IS WITNESSING FOR LORD AND MASTER ON HIS PAST RECORDINGS. GODS BLESSING FOR HIS FAMILY AS YOU CELEBRATE HIS LIFE IN GODS WORK. HE'S NOW REJOICING IN HIS HEAVENLY HOME WITH HIS HEAVENLY FATHER. UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN GOD BLESSING FOR US ALL,
The Lord giveth and He taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord. 104 God has blessed George Bev.with long life and good health.Now He has taken him home to sing with the angels in heaven.RIP.
George Beverly Shea your name is written in the lambs book of life! You have always been a great inpiration in my walk with Jesus Christ. Thankyou for using your talents for the Lord. You and Billy and Cliff were anointed by God to serve and you did it! You ran the race and sang baritone beautifully along the way! :)
Praying for the family who we know will miss this very Godly man who we will love to hear sing again when we go to Heaven. His is an era that we no longer have. We so appreciated his Ministry while he lived. We feel for the Graham family too as we know they were very close. So prayers for all of you and God bless and be very close to you!
Loved listening to your beautiful voice. You will be missed by all.
I've found comfort in the words found at 1 Thess. 4:14. I hope you too will seek comfort from God.
To the family:
All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. He was a great singer and I have heard him at the Billy Graham Crusades. God had a BIG plan for him and he did it. Now God has a BIGGER plan for him and we all have to listen to his music. He was a Godly man and family man too.
My mother loved your voice for many a year watching Billy Graham. Rest in peace. Singing with the Angels now.
One of the greatest pillars of Christianity and goodwill. I think of Mr. Shea to have been to Rev. Graham what Barnabas was to the apostle Paul. Along with Cliff Barrows, what a team. I am so grateful to have lived in his era and inspired by his enormous talent I will so miss him.
We will miss George Beverly Shea .He bless my life for all my life. .I thank his family for sharing his talent and love of God to reach all to accept Christ as Savior. His music has helped me with my illness . God bless and keep the wonderful family he has and the Billy Graham family and all who loved him . In Christ love.
GO WITH GOD GEORGE. I AM SURE HE WILL ENJOY YOUR VOICE. I WILL LISTEN TO YOU ON YOU TUBE NOW. THANKS FOR YOUR GIFT.
God Bless you for all the souls you helped bring to Christ through your music. We have lost a blessed soul, but God has gained a new flower in his garden
your music was as important as the message and as a lover of music I am happy I will hear you when I get on the other side. You have your rewards and it was worth it all
Nancy J. Toney Canton, Ohio
Rest in peace you will be missed
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
You were such an inspiration to so many and will be missed. You now can lead the choir in heaven. God bless you.
i grew up listening to his glorious voice.THANK YOU SIR !
You were the greatest singer ever, I use to watch you with B. Graham and B. Gaither show. Now "GOD" has called you home to sing with the angels. REST IN PEACE Mary Uebel from OHIO
Our hearts have always been blessed with his beautiful voice. We are praying for his family and for Billy Graham and those that were so close to him. The Lord truly blessed His work through the gifts and the calling of these men their commitment to stay focused on the message and love of Jesus Christ.
May you rest in peace. God has got another great angle.
Thank you so much for your inspiration in music.you will be truly miss.may you rest in peace.heaven has just gotten a great singer.god bless you and your family.
Mr. Shea was a faithful servant of Christ and an inspiration for others! Peace and Love!
I first heard him in 1949 at a Crusade in Columbia, SC---my life was changed forever. Can't hear him sing "I'd Rather Have Jesus" without tears welling in my eyes. He was such a great inspiration and messenger of God.
Heaven's Choir Has A New Member Today, And No Doubt They Are Singing How Great Thou Art In His Honor! My Condolences To His family And Friends. Now Rest In Peace My Good And Faithful Servant!!
Your voice may be silent here on earth but now you are singing before GOD job well done now Rest In Pease
I AM SORRY FOR GEORGE BEVERLY SHEA'S DEATH I AM A BIG FAN OF HIS AND I'D LISTEN TO HIM ON BILL GAITHER PROGRAM GOD BLESS THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS
I send my condolences to the family of George Beverly Shea. Mr. Shea blessed me and millions all over the World with his beautiful, God given talented voice and will continue to as we are privileged to see and listen to the Billy Graham Crusade Classics. What a testimony and legacy he left for all of us who were blessed to hear him sing, speak and live a true Christian life. Also, what a blessing, inspiration and influence Billy Graham and the whole Team have been to the World. I cannot separate Billy Graham, George Beverly Shea and Cliff Barrows. You are One who have carried the true message of Jesus Christ throughout the World and I thank you for your Ministry that has touched me and millions of people and continues today.
Mr Shea, to me your music ministry was just as important as Dr Graham. Looking forward to listening to you after we
He drew me to the gospel and to Christ. I will always remember GBS as I always referred to him..God inspired!
My father intorduced my to the music of George Beverly Shea when I was a young man. He would play albums by George on Sunday afternoon after the family dinner. His beautiful voice spoke GOD's message to many around the world. I will be looking forward to meeting him on the other side.
What a wonderful testimony his life was.
Heaven is a sweeter place today. My sincere sympathy to his family.
George, you're really singing with the Saints now....
we loved you Mr Shea and you Touch many lives and hearts with your beautiful voice.we will miss you dearly.you are now singing with the angels around gods throne.thank you for you beautiful songs.Good night until we meet around Gods throne.
His voice will ring for many years in many peoples hearts! Thank you Geo
I think of my Dad when I read this obit, tears in my eyes
Condolences to the family of George Beverly Shea. Thanks to God, Mr. Shea definitely live a long life of special mightiness from God. Psalms.90:10 and keep your memories of him close in your hearts and cherish it.
May the comfort and peace of our sweet Lord be with the entire family. He is rejoicing with our heavenly father. God Bless you.
My father, Ray Butts, was a recording engineer on some of his RCA albums. Dad loved working with GBS.
Katha Butts House
Rest in peace he was man that loved the Lord and the people
A very few times during one's time on this earth they are fortunate enough to have experienced the life of not only a very good person but also one of incredible talent. I consider myself lucky beyond measure to have experienced the life of George Beverly Shea.
God bless the family and friends of this man of God! Who ministered to millions through songs of praise. Was always an inspiration to me!
God gave Mr. Shea a beautiful voice which he shared with the world. Thank you.His music will be a blessing forever. Our prayers are with the family. The Norman Family
While I didn't know Mr. Shea personally, I grew up listening to many of his songs. My personal favorite is "How Great Thou Art". His big heavenly voice in woven through the pattern of my life. Rejoice Rejoice, that beautiful voice can be heard in heaven. Rest in eternal peace, Mr. Shea.
my mother love your his voice
Can't wait till i meet you in heaven,and sing to God with you.
You dont have to "Wonder" anymore now you know how much God loves you.
May God comfort the family as they grieve their loss. I had the privilege of hearing Mr. Shea sing at two Billy Graham crusades. He is one of my favorite Christian singers. "I'd Rather Have Jesus" is one of my favorite songs, as well. We know he's now singing for the Lord and entertaining saints and angels on the other side.
I came to Jesus through a televised Billy Graham crusade several years ago, and I remember tears streaming down my face at that moment. George Beverly Shea was singing "Just As I Am," and I will never forget that wonderful, meaningful time in my life. May you rest in peace Mr. Shea.
His singing made you realize there is a heaven & a GOD, RIP
Thank you for following God's lead in your life. You blessed our souls with your songs.
My mom loved to hear Mr. Shea sing. I know she will love to hear you sing in heaven.
I am very fortunate to have lived in your time Mr. Shea and your friend Billy Grahams also. I will never be half the righteous person you were. Will miss you greatly. There is no doubt where you reside now. Rest in peace old friend.
Our prayers and thoughts are with the family and many friends.
Dr. & Mrs. warren L. Gilpin
A wonderful singer and man of God; you will be missed for that wonderful voice of yours. My husband and my late father-in-law dearly loved listening to you sing. Now my father-in-law can listen to you in Heaven. God Bless You.
How blessed he was to have such a wonderful voice and how blessed we are that he shared it! My sympathy to his entire family.
God's heavenly choir has added a great voice. Prayers to the family.
Mr. Shea really was blessed. May be be a singing angel in heaven forever.
How Great Thou Art, indeed, Mr. Shea!
You are now singing with the angels in heaven with your Saviour. Your voice has been a testimony of your love for Christ. I was with you in 3 crusades and loved hearing you each night. You sang with sincerety and your voice will be missed.
Into the arms of Jesus- the very one you so lovingly and humbly helped lead others to. Thank you and God's blessings
GEORGE BEVERLY SHEA WILL BE MISSED GREATLY,
HE WAS A WONDERFUL SINGER AND I LOVED TO HEAR
ALL OF THE HYMNS HE SANG.LJHILL IN PA
May God Bless You has you make your journey.
I was active in "Youth For Christ", playing my trombone and Mr. Shea sang at many of our services. I have never forgotten his voice and his love of people. I know God will reward him.
I thank God for having shared with millions the power and blessing of hearing you sing. Thank you, Mr. Shea for sharing your gifts.
Heaven Is Much Richer Now That You Are There. How Great Thou Art Is Now A Reality As You Sing For Our Lord And SaViour. R.I.P.
Bev was an absolute wonder! He live everything he sang. Looking forward to seeing him when I make my place up in Glory!
What a wonderful Christian Man who was devoted to the Lord and who is now with the Lord.
How Great Thou Art In Heaven.
Ft. Myers, Fla.
A GREAT MAN OF GOD, thank you Bev for sharing the gift God gave you, an amazing voice, an amazing man much loved, now singing with all our loved ones in Heaven
What a wonderful Christian testimony!
"See you at the house"
Bev, always loved to hear your voice, where your crown proudly.
Offering my deepest condolences during this difficult time, I'm so very sorry for your loss, death is something we are never prepared for, but please find comfort in knowing sickness, pain and death will one day be no more.
My deepest sympathy to Mr. Shea' s family. Yes he has finally made it home and is praising Jesus our Savior. He is also up there with my mom as well. We lost her this past Nov. And it is real difficult on all of us mom, wish you had not had to go so soon.
See you one day Mr. George Beverly Shea and we'll sing along.
How Great Thou Art, truly befits this great Christian man. He was my Grandfathers favorate person in church and music. I often sing some of this song as it truly is one of my favorate songs as well. God will certainly welcome him in Gods choir.
God Bless You. You was my favorite all-time male singer. Your voice was definately a voice from heaven
my thoughts and prayers go out to the shea family at this time of need ,and what a great person he was and a wonderful voice he had as well. we will be gladly missed but god was ready for his angel to come home and be their with him and they are up their singing and having a wonderful time together .
When we all get to Heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be, When we all see Jesus, we'll sing and shout the victory! I'm sure Mr. Shea is now shouting the victory! I thank the good Lord for giving us Mr. Shea to sing to us and for his testimony before us.
Grew up listening to Mr. Shea sing....plan to see him in heaven!
Mr.George Beverly Shea,was an icon,a faithful servant to our Lord and savior Jesu Christ,a beautiful voice that touched so many peoples soul and led them to Christ,i remember watching Billy Graham crusade as a child with my mother,Mr.Shea will never ever be forgotten the Lord blessed him with long life,now he is in HEAVEN singing for the Lord,RIP Mr. Shea
I am so terribly saddened by the news of George Beverly Shea's passing. I had no idea he was 104 years old. I heard him sing many times on the Billy Graham specials and on the Gaither Gospel hour TV programs and loved his voice and the way he sang "How Great Thou Art", which is one of my favorite hymns. Mr. Shea was such a humble God loving man. I'm glad that he is home and at peace, and has met our Savior face to face. What a marvelous addition to the Heavenly choir he will be. Rest in eternal peace Bev. We will miss you and your magnificent voice.
My Dad thought the world of you Mr. Shea....rest in peace. You'll be singing in God's great Kingdom now!!!!
At age 44, I am still amazed by the spiritual strength and dedication of George Beverly Shea. When most people are finishing their lives and preparing for the next part of the journey, Shea just continued to marvel us by doing what he had always done in using his God given talents to inspire people of all walks of life. Great songs like I'd Rather Have Jesus and The Wonder of It All and countless others will live on because of this great singer.
I just got in from choir practice where we had finished a version of The Old Rugged Cross. I mentioned to my fellow choir members of how many times Shea must have sung that beloved hymn and that now he is able to lay his trophies down at the feet of Jesus. I am sure the bass section of Heaven's choir just got a superb addition. God Bless you George Beverly Shea for all the kingdom work you have done. Joey Lewis
What a great singer. He will be greatly missed. I always loved his singing at the Billy Graham Crusades. My condolences to his family.
A grand part of child hood revival memories. A man of god
I loved to hear him sing. He is truly a man of God. I know he is in heaven singing " How Great Thou Art" to Jesus and all of the other saints. May God be with his family.
My The Lord Bless You in to His Kingdom..You finished the Race Well Done you Good and Faith full servant..
How Great Thou Art
How Great Thou Are in Heaven!
MR.GEORGE B.SHEA WAS A MAN OF GOD.HE WAS A GREAT PERSON.HE WAS A GREAT SINGER.HE WILL BE MISSED AND MY DOOR.WHEN REV.BILLT GRAHAM WAS ON TV.YOU DIDNT WATCH NOTHING BUT REV.BILLY GRAHAM AND MR.GEORGE.HE IS SITTING AT JESUS FEET.HE WILL BE SINGING FOR MY MOM WHO WENT ON TO BE WITH JESUS IN 2004.MOM,YOU AND GEORGE HAVE A GOOD TIME UP THERE IN HEAVEN.SEE YOU LATER ON.RACHEL HARRIS
"How Great Thou Art" was a staple of the Billy Graham Ministry for me. I could not wait to hear George Beverly Shea sing. Well done, thou good and faithful servant.
Your sang,"How Long Has It Been" a beloved song that could lift ones Spirit and draw a heart closer to our Savior. You served our Master well my friend. Now the body rest while we await the resurrection. See you there!
Proverbs 27:19. AS WATER REFLECTS A FACE,SO A MAN'S HEART REFLECTS THE MAN.
HE WAS A BLESSING TO ALL, I ALWAYS LOVE TO HEAR HIM SING LATE AT
NIGHT. REST IN PEACE MR. SHEA
A very Godly man who will be missed by all. He was such a blessing to thousands!
A man who now is in that great mansion that the Lord prepared for him. He was a great influence in my early life, and my Dad's. We listened to How Great Thou Art over and over and it was one of my sister's first big piano pieces. Mr. Shea just was a true blessing and such a wonderful treasure to this world. Thank the Lord for his life and legacy!
Well done thy Good and Faithful servant!! Thank you for your ministry!
My sincerest apologies for your loss. I hope you find comfort in these words from the bible.
May you fly with the angels...
Dear Brother Shea,
You are home!!! You can see Jesus now face to face. Thank you for your example and inspiration to all of us.
God bless all your family and friends!
A treasure who is now casting his crown at the feet of Jesus.
a treasure who is casting his crown at the feet of Jesus.
I will always remember the majesty, dignity, and honesty of Mr. Shea's powerful voice as we watched the Billy Graham Crusades on TV...his talent was truly a gift from God.
Unmistakable voice. Was blessed to tears many times by his songs. Will see you in heaven one day my friend.
One of the most precious and humble voices I have ever heard.I know he is rejoicing in his heavenly home.
What a blessing this man's life was! A life well lived for the Lord.
My late father loved to hear George Beverly Shea sing and also listen to Billy Graham speak. He truly enjoyed his singing. It was with sadness to know that he is gone but grateful that he lived a long,fruitful and beloved life and that he will definitely be missed. I listened to "It is No Secret" tonight on YouTube to remember him. Rest In Peace and my condolences to his wife Karlene, children and grandchildren. will see you in the morning George.
WHAT A BLESSING THIS MAN HAS BEEN TO THE
WORLD. HIS SINGING AND HIS MINISTRY. I
HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING WITH HIS GRANDDDAUGHTER. SHE ADMIRED AND LOVED YOU AND I HAVE A GRANDSON IN HEAVEN AND I
KNOW THE HEAVENS ARE FULL OF ANGELS AND
WE WILL SEE THEM AGAIN. YOU AND YOUR
WONDERFUL VOICE WILL BE MISSED BUT YOU
WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED.
To Mr. Shea's Family and Friends,
From the beginning, of his musical ministry with Billy Graham, I have listened faithfully, and as with many others, I always enjoyed his rendition of "How Great Thou Art".
Many Blessings, as you look back on his long and prosperous life, and remember fond memories, knowing that he is now with the Lord.
You made such an impression on my life as a teenager when you used to sing at the Village Church of Western Springs.
The greatest singer of the gospels,
I loved to hear sing, Because he sang the old songs I grew up on and still like best. will miss him. A GREAT MAN OF GOD.
My Dad and I used to watch Billy Graham in the 50s. We were both touched buy the singing of George Beverly Shea. We started our journey to salvation in Jesus through George, Cliff and Billy. Thank God I will see my Dad again in heaven. Both he and the anointed ministry team drew us to Jesus. A humble giant of the faith. A ministry of great integrity. Blessings to all of his family. Paul+
I will miss him very much and hearing that tremendous glorious voice. An example of a life well lived for the Lord. A job well done true and trusted service, now it is time to come home.
What a testamony,loved loved loved all his songs!!!!
My Mother and my Father both had How great thou art sang at thier funeral. My Mother loved to hear you sing. She sent money for the Billy Graham crusades continuosly even though she was very poor. I will always remember you and Billy Graham because of how much my Mother loved you both. My sincere sympathy to the family.He is in God's choir now.
Isa 61:1,2-- Jesus said, referring to God, "He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted... to comfort all the mourning ones."
George Beverly Shea ! We all loved you so much.
You will be greatly missed!!! I loved your songs. Rest in peace Mr Shea. I know you will because you are now with our Lord and Savior, Jesus.....
Condolences to Karlene and Family. To God be the Glory! He is rejoicing with God and His Angels! The home in heaven he longed to go! Honestly..."How Great Thou Art!" Amen!
Our prayers and deepest sympathy to your family. Our loss is heaven's gain. May your music live on forever and resonate throughout the heavens.
AS A YOUNG CHILD I GREW UP LISTENING THE CRUSADES WITH MR. GRAHAM AND MR.SHEA. I TOO LOVED TO HEAR HIM SING "HOW GREAT THOU ART" I DEEPEST SYMPATHY AND I WILL SURELY SEE HE IN HEAVEN.
I had the privilege of meeting Mr. Shea many years ago at the Praise Gathering in Indianapolis. He was such a warm, wonderful, gracious man. I will never hear "How Great Thou Art" without thinking of him. RIP Mr. Shea.
Bev Shea was, hands down, my favorite Christian artist. His voice was great, but I loved him for his humble, cheerful spirit, & his enthusiasm for serving Christ. Enjoy singing to your Savior, Bev, after so many years of representing Him here!
He will be missed. Saw him in Cleveland once at the stadium. Loved to hear him sing.Know he is rejoicing with his Lord!!
Condolscenes Willis & Lynne Calhoun
Well done, good amd faithful servant.
Thank you Mr. Shea for all you did for the Gospel of JESUS CHRIST. I know that He welcomed you with a "Well done thoug good and faithfuls servant." I will never forget your singing the day I walked the aisle on Saturday, June 5, 1971 @ McCormick Place in Chicago. May your loved ones be comforted by Psalm 116:15,"Blessed in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints."
He will be deeply missed. He blessed so many people with his vocal ministry. We have lost a giant of faith
His voice - His life - Blessings from God.
Karlene, you and your family are in our prayers. Calvin and Judy
I loved that comforting voice!
We had the pleasure of meeting Mr.Shea at the Billy Graham School of Evang. in Ashville NC in 1988. He will truly be missed. Now heaven has another beloved saint in the heavenly choir, and I sure he is kneeling at the feet of his Lord singing "How Great Thou Art". May God be with his family during their time of sorrow.
Hal & Myrtle Kifer
the BEST GOSPEL SINGER OF ALL TIME!!!!
We'll miss you !
May you now sing with the angels and God's heavenly choir. You have spoken to so many people through the years with your singing, just as Billy Graham did through his preaching. May your family find peace in knowing you are now with Jesus our Lord and Saviour
With sympathy to his family and to his extended family at the BGEA. I can almost hear him singing "How Great Thou Art" as he met his Lord and Savior face to face. Looking forward to meeting him myself one day.
I loved listening to him singing those old-beloved hymns. Rest in peace.
I saw many Billy Graham crusades and saw him featured on The Gaithers as well. He really walked the walk and was an humble man. He will be missed. This earth needs more men like Mr. Shea.
Rest in Heavenly Peace Mr. Shea. Well done, You are a good and faithful man of God who loved to sing""I'd Rather have Jesus". Blessings to your family and friends at this sad time for them. Glory for you!
I was just a teenager when I first heard Mr. Shea sing his beautiful song. My mother loved hearing him sing and so did I. God has added another member to his choir in heaven.
Blessings to his family and he will truly be missed.
Georgia Mickaelian, Calif
Amazing message and voice that touched many generations of believers...
Family of George Beverly Shea
I was saved at the age of 13 while I was watching a Billy Graham Crusade. My Father was a Southern Baptist Minister in Monroe, NC, and my Mother was always the WMU President at my Father's churches and I was the Pianist, and when I married, my Sister, Sandra Beck now followed in my footsteps. My Father admired George Beverly Shea and Billy Graham. Our Father and Mother are now deceased. I was named after George Beverly Shea. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
Miss Beverly Ann Jones
Charlotte, North Carolina
Mrs. Sandra Beck
Charlotte, North Carolina
Heaven has a beautiful new voice among the angels.
I grew up in Asheville and knew of Mr. Shea, his strong character and of course his beautiful voice and dedication to the crusades. May God grant Ms. Shea, the children and friends peace, as you deal with this great loss.
Bobbie Moore Gates
So sorry to hear about Mr. Shea's passing. He brought life and soul into every hymn or song he sang. God's choir has increased by one. Prayers for your family. Thanks for blessing us with your wonderful gift of song and faith for all.
You were my Grandmother's FAVORITE part of the Graham Crusade. I am sure that the Angels are all glad to have your beautiful voice added to the choir.
Rest in Peace.
What a Blessing in my life. Your reward in Heaven must really be great. Praise the Lord for your years and years of Ministry. Well done !
So very sorry to read of your passing. You were always such an inspiration with you beautiful voice that God provided you with - and you used to His great advantage. You and the Billy Graham Crusades were one. Mr. Shea, you and your fabulous voice will be truly missed. RIP with the Lord.
Mr. Shea must be singing today in Jesus' presence! What a sight that must be. Nancy Garrison
your music was wonderful and very uplifting. Thank you for life and witness to this world.
Bev, you said it all when you wrote "I'd Rather Have Jesus". You have entered into your heavenly rest dear brother, and may that bring great comfort to all those who love you.
My Dad's favorite song was "How Great Thou Art" & we watched all the TV specials of the Billy Graham Crusades. Dad was 93 when he died last year. God Be with you & your family!
Mr. Shea's songs were worth a hundred sermons. He trually was gifted with the spirit of God.
MR SHEA WAS SUCH A BLESSING TO MANY PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD. AS A GOSPEL SINGER I HAVE SUNG MANY OF HIS SONGS. HOW GREAT THOU ART IS THE ONE SONG THAT I SING WHEREVER I GO TO SING. HE SERVED THE LORD FAITHFULY REST IN PEACE MR SHEA. RAY COLESON AND FAMILY
I thank the Lord for the life of George Beverly Shea. He was an inspiration to so many. He was an integral part of the Billy Graham crusades. I love the songs he wrote & sang. "I'd Rather Have Jesus" is one of my very favorites...and now he's truly with his savior. Prayers & peace to the entire Shea family.
Some of my earliest memories involve my parents taking me to a Billy Graham crusade. Over the years I have been fortunate enough to hear George Beverly Shea perform in these crusades in several west coast cities. What a blessing he was and he will be greatly missed. What a great servant of God.
You made my Christian walk brighter. You lifted my spirit with your singing and your humility. Rest in God's care and know that you have inspired so many to follow Him.
It was through the ministry of George Beverly Shea and Billy Graham that I came to know Jesus. Words cannot express my gratitude for the commitment and consistency he exhibited through the years. Our prayers and condolences to the family.
What a Creation from God... I have recordings of his and am Blessed each time i hear them, Now i can be double blessed from hearing a Great Man as well as and Angel..
How many lives he has blessed with his voice,& the souls that have been brought to the Kingdom.. To God be the Glory!
MY FRIEND AND I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE BROTHER SHEA AND THE REV. BILLY GRAHAM'S CRUSADE AT THE OLD SHEA STADIUM IN NY IN THE MID-SEVENTIES.WHAT TALENT AND WELL USED WHILE HERE. OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE ENTIRE FAMILY. THE MCCARGOS, OCALA, FLA
It truly made my heart leap with joy to know that he put the Lord first in his life instead of the many offers he had by worldly recording companys. God bless your testimony and legacy for generations to come
Heaven now has a new member in the grand choir. My Father, who passed away 17 years ago, was a big fan and I had the privilege of hearing Mr. Shea sing in person many times. He had the kind of voice (both speaking and singing), which would bring tears to your eyes. I'm sure my Father is listening to him in Heaven now. God bless his family.
Thanks for the hours of praising the Lord with your music. Your voice will continue in my memory of your joyous praise to the Lord.
Our Christian world has lost a patriarch but Heaven is richer! Thank you Lord for the blessing of George Beverly Shea's music in my life. Pauline, New York
"REST IN ETERNAL PEACE" GOD BLESS LOVED HEARING YOUR AMAZING VOICE ON THE BILLY GRAHAM CRUSADES!!!!!
His voice was a God given gift he will truly be missed, but oh what a choir there will be up in heaven. Deepest sympathy to his family.
I wish to express my sincere condolences for your loss. May the God o all comfort be with your families during this time of sorrow. lj, watsonville, ca
Oh the joy of it all to stand beside Jesus and thank him for what he did for all mankind! Beverly Shea finished the course and now he is healed and will age no more. In 10,000 years he will still be blessing and glorifying the Lord. God blessed us with a true follower of Jesus! Thank you Bev, I will meet you one day ,shake your hand and then we can both hug Jesus and sing praises too him for the forgiveness of our sins because he remembers then NO more! Thank you for blessing our lives!
How blessed I was to hear this great man sing in several of the crusades. "How Great Thou Art" will live on in many of the lives that his voice touched.
George you will be missed deeply, I still watch the Billy Graham Crusades (recordings) and enjoy your singing as well as message. I know you in in a place where you are still singing but now to God. Your wife and family are in my prayers.
I have enjoyed listening to Bev singing way back to the 1940's when he sang onWMBI. Listen frequently to his recording on the Bill Gaither programs. He has always been my favorite soloist.We have a wonderful person & Heaven is so blessed now with his arrival May God bless his family through this time. HAROLD HOWES, Oakley CA.
we will all remember how great thou are; and a man of God you were, think you for so many good year's of music,
An awesome man of God that was by Rev Billy Graham for many years. Your words and your singing are engraved in heaven. Thank you for the times here because I was touched.
Never tired of hearing his beautiful rendition of any hymn. He made it seem so easy. I will treasure all my old tapes and CD's more than ever now. Our sympathies to his family.
I remember when "Bev" would often come to a small church in Lansing, IL to sing. Any special Christian occasion in the Chicago area include Bev Shea. The choir in Heaven now has the best. Thank you for your ministry.
We lost a treasure here on earth and Heaven gained voice in the choir! May God bless your family during this time of loss.
Will never forget u. God Bless and may your memories live on"How Great Thou Art"
George Beverly Shea was without a doubt my favorite gospel vocalist. My mother and father, who are in Heaven, also loved his music. They are singing together today in the Heavenly choir!!! My prayers are with the family.
You are surely blessed and a man.of God. A welcome site.in the Kingdom of God. Thank you.
Oh, my, he is going to be so sorely missed. No one can compare with that beatiful deep voice, which he sang with such love for our Savior. I am sure he has many stars in his crown. Rest in Peace, God's most loyal believer..
may God Bless him in heaven with Jesus
George u will be miss. Now u can sing in Heaven to our Lord. U are walking on those streets of Gold.
Our Prayers go out to ur wife and Childern.
A great man of God, he will be missed. Looking forward to meeting him in heaven when I get there to tell him how much I enjoyed his music.
George Beverly Shea has been a great part/influence of my whole life. His singing/songs litterally sent chill bumps all over my body every time I ever heard him sing. And I knew The Holy Spirit was with me. His singing/songs are the real religious music to me. My late Grand Mother and late Mother dearly loved his songs/singing. I am very sorry to see of his passing, but know GOD had a purpose to carry him to Heaven. He and Brother Billy Graham won a lot of lives over to the LORD.May GOD bless his Family and many, many friends. GOD bless all of you.
A wonderfully humble and talented man who would rather have Jesus and who today has been embraced by his Savior. God Bless you Bev Shea for how you touched our souls and our lives.
I loved to hear him sing. He was surely anointed to do so, and touched many lives. Rest in peace. The Lord Jesus will give you peace and strength in the death of your love one.
A truly great man of the Word! I have been blessed many times by his beautiful voice and his love for His Savior. Thank you!
thankyou Gesus for George.such a grate blessing for all of yours.
Eternal Rest Grant Unto Him O Lord And Let Perpetual Light
Shine Upon Him.May He Rest In Peace.Amen.God's strength to the Shea Family.
What a legacy he has left! I know he is with the one he sang about so beautifully.
What sad news. I watch the Billy Graham Crusade Classics on Trinity Broadcasting on Saturday nights. It is a highlight of my week. I always look forward to "Bev's" performances.
A fabulous voice! A truly great emissary for Our Lord.
He will be sorely missed. May God sincerely bless Mr. Shea and his family.
Heavens greatest baritone is home! Could I be there to hear it now, what a blessing it would be! To the family God's blessing forever.
Saddened by the news that George Beverly Shea has passed away. My love and prayers to his family and friends.
My most sincere sympathy to your family. I read somewhere that for everyone left behind to mourn the loss of one of His own - there are multitudes in Heaven, singing, "Welcome Home"! Truly, God takes care of His own.. God bless.
The WORLD was blessed listening to Mr. Shea's GOD given talents. He is in the Heavenly Choir with Ruth Graham, and others gone before. What JOY it will be to hear him again for ALL eternity!
George ws one of my favorite gospel singers of all time. His music was an inspiration to me growing up, fom records to Billy Graham crusades. He will be sorely missed, but I know he is with His Lord and Saviour. Condolences to all his family,and friends, including The Billy Graham family. I know I will enjoy listening to his music for many years to come, and then one day in Heaven I will finally get to meet him and hopefully be able to sing along with him. We will miss him, but I am sure he is much happier where he is with his Lord.
Our prayers are with his family and friends.
George was such a testament to what it means to the serve the Lord throughout one's life. My goodness, his voice would move me in the spirit on many occasions. The title "Icon" does not do him justice. Rest in Eternal peace George.
May God Bless his family.
You will truly be missed and remembered as a great man of God and a great singer of His music. My family and I listened to Billy Graham crusades every year while I was a teenager. Because of your broadcasts we are all saved today. George will be missed here but Heaven's gained a wonderful saint.
He will be greatly missed, but his music will go on to sooth others. I was honored to hear him in person and have many of his albums. His music touched the lives of many and I think he had as big of an impact on peoples lives as Billy Graham did. He is now singing with the angels, what a glorious sound that must be.
My sincere condolence for the loss of George your dear loved one. May your fond thoughts of him bring back good memories. Peace and love to your family and friends, and to the spirit that you all show. firstname.lastname@example.org
I grew up listening to the powerful voice of George Beverly Shea. What a wonderful talent he was given, and like a faithful servant he used it to the Glory of God.
We know beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is singing with the Angels in Heaven right now, and enjoying "The wonder of it all!"
Sincerely and with love,
What a wonderful God Loving Man Mr. George was.
I listened to Him on the radio for many
years. He blessed me and many others with his musicical ministries.
I come from a vocal musical framily and
sing in our church group,and He has always been an inspiration.
May GOD bless the family and all who loved him.
Bob Chevalier(Barbershopper) from Colorado
He absolutely will join the grand choir in Heaven, praising and worshiping our Lord. He now knows fully how great the Lord is. I hope to meet him one day.
Our condolences go out to the Shea Family. also The many close friends to whom he entertained.may he rest in peace.God did Bless him with his talents.the day before he passed I found an album of his from 1984, didn't know I had it.. thank you George.
Well done, good and faithful servant.
Loved his magnificent melodious voice and will miss his kindly spirit. Rest in peace.
your talent inspired the weak and strong. god bless you
George Beverly Shea has been a part of my life as he sang all those beautiful songs as he and Reverend Billy Graham brought more people to Christ. Blessings to his family.
Remember George singing (on TV or on records) was/is such an inspiration to hear and alway brought me closer to God. Will truly miss him but will always remember who and what he stood for.
My heartfelt sympathy is extended to wife and children. His singing blessed me through the years, and it was at a Billy Graham crusade in Chicago where I had my 2nd date with my husband-to-be in 1959. My prayers are with you.
This will be the third year I will have attended Senior Celebrations at The Billy Graham Training Center in Asheville, North Carolina where I've purchased George Beverly Shea's wonderful CD recordings that I play everyday. Unfortunately, Mr. Shea has been too frail to attend as he had in the past, but his recordings certainly bring to life his personality, talent, and commitment to Christ.
There is no doubt where he is now. However, deepest sympathy to his family, Billy Graham and his family, Cliff Barrows, and the wonderful people at The Billy Graham Training Center who make Senior Celebrations such a time of spiritual renewal and refreshment.
Sincere sympathy in Christ. Elizabeth Baab
George, you need to look around up there for my Mother, Beulah. She loved you so much, and you'll probably find her sitting in front of a Hammond B-3 organ. My grandmother is probably standing next to her, singing all of your favorite hymns. You'll make a good choir.
Thanks for all the good memories, Mr. Shea.
To The Shea Family,
What a Wonderful and Glorious addition to Heaven's Choir. I remember listening to sing on the Billy Graham
Crusades. What Great Singer.
He is home now.
Loved his singing.My prayers are go out to his family.May God bless and keep you in his care.
One of the greats from the Greatest Generation here on Earth, and most important from GODS kingdom has arrived home. Oh the rejoycing that must be going on!! One of the highlights all these years was and still is, being able to watch him sing along side Billy's preaching. He is now alive more than ever. There's more, there's more. Enjoy God's presence. 2 COR 5:8
Don Shepherd....Lockport, Il
ive listened to that wonderful voice as a small child now i am am adult may God Bless the family
This saddens me deeply. A legend has gone on to his greatest reward. That sweet face and laughter and beautiful rich voice will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and all of the many fans who grew up with and loved him deeply. We will not say goodbye but goodnite my friend and we will see you in the morning when Jesus comes again.
He is with our lord now, he has touched a lot of people's life's , he is at rest, I enjoyed him for years,and he will be greatly missed, wonderful man. H.merrell Talladega ,Alabama
His gospel songs helped me through a period of panic attacks. I played them over and over and over. His music was a blessing from the Lord.
The heavenly choir sounds even more glorious now. I know he heard "well done, thy good and faithful servant."
A voice like none other; a glorious reunion in Heaven when they welcome Bev home.
What a wonderful voice and witness you were for our Lord.
Will never forget the dynamic message he shared through his spirit-filled renditions at the Billy Graham Crusades. Music fills us with the melody of God and prepares our hearts to hear and act upon His words!
my dad went to a crusade with him and billy.......love his music!
I first heard him sing in 2002 and I couldn't believe how strong he sounded. I knew then how the LORD was with him when he sang GOD's praises for all to hear and join in the chorus.
Thank you for countless blessings and for telling the world of God's "Pardoning Grace".
What a wonderful witness for Jesus Christ for all these years. I have enjoyed listening to Bev Shea my entire life, and worshipped my Jesus every time I would hear him. "How Great Thou Art" and "The Wonder of It All" are two of my favorites that he would sing. God bless his family during this time, and remember, there will be a homecoming one of these days. What a wonderful day that will be!
Thank you for the legendary you have left us ! You was truly God man with a great ministry !
As the song goes, "Thank You for giving to the Lord". I am so sad to hear of your passing, but I know you are already singing and walking the streets in Heaven.
I remember my first Billy Graham Crusade (in the mid-50's), at the old Charlotte Coliseum. Bev Shea's singing will always be the singlular memory that I recall. Yes, the Billy Graham sermon was wonderful, but Bev Shea seemed to fill the entire Coliseum with joyous praise!
What a glorious homecoming there was for this brother! "Well done, My good and faithful servant!" Angels circled around the gate to welcome him home. Oh, what a legacy this man's life is.
My dads favorite song was I'd rather have Jesus. We used bev Shea's tape of the song at the funeral. My dad died oct. 9th,2012. Thank you bev Shea for all the sharing so many songs all of those years. A great man. Prayers for his family and friends.
Thank you Mr. George Beverly Shea for all of your beautiful music during my lifetime. You were an inspiration to so many people. My condolences to your family and all of your loved ones. Go now, my friend, and sing in heaven to God and all of his angels. Let the angels sing as you go through the Pearly Gates of Heaven. RIP, my dear friend.
Heavenly Father, we were blessed with Bev's presence for so many years. I thank You for creating such a wonderful human being. I know he is home and in Your loving arms. In Jesus Name. Amen
The passing of this man with the most magnificent voice is very sad. So many will miss him, but I'm sure he's singing in heaven.
His wonderful voice was a gift that he understood as such, and while he will be sorely missed, his gentle ways and the totality of his music will live on and on. God bless.