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April 22, 2017
MISS THE GREAT MUSIC...it doesn't exit these days....PRAYERS and BLESSINGS
January 30, 2017
Thanks for warming our hearts with your gift of music! You will always be remembered!
July 16, 2016
THANKS FOR GIVING US FANS SUCH GREAT MUSIC....THE SOULFUL SONGS WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN...RIP MY TALENTED BROTHER
December 26, 2015
Your music and songs could never be matched
October 10, 2015
Thank you Solomon! Rest in peace knowing you made the world a better place.
January 22, 2015
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
September 24, 2013
Best wished to the family never forget his music
Diane Bentley
December 07, 2012
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
September 04, 2012
Still enjoying your music. Thanks for the soul.
April 30, 2012
YOUR SONGS REALLY TOUCHED ME.R.I.P.BUT YOU,LL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.YOUR MUSIC WILL FOREVER LIVE ON.
April 20, 2012
RIP sir..
March 02, 2012
Dolly Murphy Alfeas
Rest in Peace Solomon Burke ,remembering you when u played at The Club, on south side of Chicago.
November 10, 2011
Rest in Peace.
July 26, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 27, 2011
I have always loved solomons voice and music and the messages that his songs always had
January 23, 2011
SOLOMON WAS AND WILL ALWAYS BE THE GREATEST SINGER THAT EVER LIVED.I AM 65 YEARS OLD AND HAVE SEEN THEM ALL.MAY GOD TAKE HIM IN HEAVEN ALONG WITH ALL THE OTHER SAINTS
January 22, 2011
In loving memory of a wonderful person. He will remain in the hearts of all who knew and loved him and who followed his career with pride for so many unforgettable years. Please find comfort in reading Daniel 12:2. Sending love and sympathy.
Marie Grove, Mphs, TN
October 31, 2010
May the God of comfort and tender mercies continue to comfort your family and friends, and may you find comfort in the words found in the Holy Scriptures: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."" Please accept my sincere condolences during this time of your loss.

D. Clark
October 26, 2010
THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER SOLOMON BURKE! HE MAKES MY HEART AND SOUL SMILE. :) I WILL FOREVER LOVE HIM. TO THE FAMILY, YOU GUYS WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY PRAYERS. GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR FATHER/GRANDFATHER WITH THE WORLD. ~REST IN PEACE MY LOVE~ <3
October 26, 2010
FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS
October 24, 2010
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2010
http://www.ruthann1.com
October 23, 2010
Solomon Burke has been a part of my life for 46 years, as a child and as an adult. I love his music and will miss his wonderful voice. I work for a local radio station here in Georgia and his music reigns the airways daily. We will give a tribute to his wonderful music. He will be remembered for years to come. May God bless his wonderful family and they keep his memory forever alive. God Bless Mr. Burke and God bless his family.
October 22, 2010
I send my love to the family for there loss, I remember sitting with him and his son and daughter laugh around Christmas, but you know our heavenly father called upon his son - to join him - his angel will be singing over us all, please don't be sad rejoice his life and music that he gave to us and his beautiful family- so he will never be gone truly. God Bless the entire family
October 22, 2010
I am a friend of the family and I can say Solomon Burke, was a genuine person, and soulful just like the rest of the family,I remember sitting talking with him and one of his sons and daughter laughing away,he will be truly missed, he is up with his heavenly father - who called upon and needed his angel -he is singing down to all of us just keep smiling. even though he was still young, his memory, soul and music will live on. God Bless and my condolences
October 22, 2010
I know It's hard at the beginning but you will make it through Just know that he's in Gods Arms waiting there for you Our condolences to the burke family.
Letty Lara, San Jose California
October 21, 2010
I would like to send my condolescence to Solomon Burke' family. We all loved his music and he will never be forgotten. And to the family, we will keep you in our prayer's May God Bless you.
October 21, 2010
He was my favorite singer, will never forget him. I loved Solomon Burke's music and will continue to listen to it. Always a great show at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.
My sincere sympathy to all of Solomon's family
October 19, 2010
iN MEMORY OF A TRUE FRIEND,GOD LOVE YOU. mATTHEW BROWN AND FAMILY MACON,GA.
October 19, 2010
we all love solomon burke, he will live on through his music for decades to come...when you're all alone, in your lonely room, and nobody call you on the phone , doncha feel like crying, doncha feel like crying, well come on, come on, cry to me. goodby for now solomon. see you in zion T Miller, montgomery alabama
October 19, 2010
iam indeed sadden by the lost of one of our great american soul r&b artist from this historical period in early american music he will truly be missed i had the pleasure of meeting solomon back in the day by interviewing him on my radio show at kajn radio crowley louisiana he was tired from his road travels but took the time and kept his committment to do the 30 minute interview .he generated a lot of postive love vibes throughout his life here on planet earth may he rest in peace and his contributions and music will continue to live on in the hearts and minds of all of us that he touched my sincere love and prayers goes out to the burke family we respectfully remain moody and lorena hunter scott cdh records las vegas nevada
October 19, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 18, 2010
I will continue to cherish your music and wonderful voice. Thank you. Tho lost to sight to memory.... signed a 1952 baby
October 18, 2010
Solomon Burke will truly be missed. I DJ and have often played his music. I love the music and will miss it. My prayers and sympathy is with the family (Lady "C" A DeeJay with Style)
October 18, 2010
Yes Solomon Yes i just may be 45 I grow up listen to your wonderful muisc Love you much Valerie Hickman From Trenton.N.J.
October 18, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
October 18, 2010
I'll always have fond memories of that wonderful voice and dancing to his fabulous music. Heaven's gain is our loss.
S. Cox, Spartanburg, SC
October 18, 2010
BURKE FAMILY:

As a child of the 40's,I do remember his music very well.The man,his voice,and his music will be greatly missed by all.
October 18, 2010
GOD BLESS THE FAMILY --YOUR GREAT MUSIC
October 17, 2010
May God Bless the Burke family. I will always remember Soloman's voice.
October 17, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
October 17, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 17, 2010
greatly miss, we love your music which will always live in ours hearts an mind rest in peace
October 17, 2010
Gone but not forgotten Your music will always live on GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOUR FAMILY.
October 17, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 17, 2010
I remember the music,but I was young at that time. God bless and rest in peace
October 17, 2010
your music will live on forever. gone but never forgotten.
October 17, 2010
I don't remember to much about him, but I remember my sister and mom enjoying his music.
October 17, 2010
Rest in peace.
October 17, 2010
A great man is gone love his music
October 17, 2010
October 17, 2010
He was my favorite singer. I went to see him when I was 14 at the auditorium in chattanooga, TN. Will never forget him. Please accept my love and prayers for the family. Roxie Jordan Almon
October 17, 2010
John 14 Peace to the family and closest friends,........His legacy of real music endures to the generations.....sharing your loss......rejoicing in his wonderful gifts to us all.....Sandra Cliburn child of the 50's Hazlehurst Ms 39083
October 16, 2010
TO THE FAMILY OF ( KING ) MR. SOLOMOM BURKE. SORRY FOR YOUR LOST. I'LL BEEN PLAYING HIS SONG'S ,BACK IN 1965 & STELL PLAY THEM TO DAY. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU. FORM THE BLANKENSHIP. SAN FRANCISCO CA. 94124
October 16, 2010
My sincere condolences to the Burke Family. I loved Solomon Burke's music and will continue to listen to it. Rest in peace Mr. Burke.
October 16, 2010
To the burke family : this is to tell you how sorry we are to hear of the passing of solomon burke a great singer , and we loved him and will miss him as well !
October 16, 2010
To the Burke family, we are sorry for your lost. Mr. Burke was an wonderful entertainer, and will be greatly missed.
May God be with all of you during this sorrowsome time.

6148 Edmund Hwy.
Lexington, South Carolina 29073
October 16, 2010
To the Burke family, it is with deep sorrow and sympathy that I write this message. Solomon Burke was my all time favorite singer. He had a voice that no one has, or ever will match. I grew up on Solomon's Cry to me! He will be missed, but his voice will never die. I extend my deepest sympathy to the entire family. May God bless and give you the strength you need to get through these sad times.
Yours in Christ,
Vessie L. Campbell--Milwaukee, WI
October 16, 2010
I will never forget your music and the road that you paved for those who followed. You'll be greatly missed. Rest in peace Solomon!!!
October 16, 2010
"Cry to me" You're good for me" these are songs my mother and older siblings used to play in the "60's". When we were on vacation in September "SB Rock and Soul" cd was in the cd case. Mr. Burke was a great singer/entertainer.
October 16, 2010
Will be missed by all.
October 16, 2010
R.I.P We Will Miss You And Your Music.
October 16, 2010
I will miss you, I enjoyed your music in my teen years Marva Farrish class of 1962
October 16, 2010
Rest In Peace Solomon Burke. I still enjoy your music on Sirius radio.
October 16, 2010
A new star shines in the heavens. A new song is heard for all the Angels to sing. Goodnight S.B...... Your friend. (Tampa)
October 16, 2010
I met "King Solomon" almost 20 years ago in Amsterdam, and at the time had very little non-hard rock experience, so didn't know who he was... In fact, I only now, in this column, recognised his "hit" songs. He was a warm and affable, and a very intelligent conversationalist. I'm a richer man, now, having met him once, then.
October 16, 2010
to the BURKE family,may the GOD of all comfort,comfort you during your grief (2cor.1:3,4)sorry about your loss.
October 16, 2010
My love and deepest sympathy to the Burke family. King Burke was truly a very gracious, kind man with unbelivable talent and sprituality.It was truly a pleasure to know him.God is good, may you find Him now. Peace and love, Jeanette Hudspeth and Family
October 16, 2010
terrone arnold I grew jp on his music
October 16, 2010
I was sorry to hear about the loss of Solomon Burke. Unique voice he had and I am sure he will be singing for his family and friends up above. Prayers for he and his family, friends and co-artists.
October 15, 2010
I only got to see Solomon once, and it was absolutely fantastic to see him in full flight. He was so full of life, so vibrant that it literally rubbed off on you. My only regret is not having seen him sooner. To his many family members and friends, Solomon's influence was so much deeper than you will ever know. We have his music to soothe us in those times we need soothing, and he will never be forgotten. I certainly never will. I just know he's sitting back somewhere up there enjoying his beloved pastrami sandwiches. One day when I'm up there too I'll look him up for lunch. Bless you Solomon, sleep well my friend. Love ya always big man.
October 15, 2010
I was looking forward to Solomon's return to NJ. Rest in peace. My prayers for the family.
XL
Neptune, NJ
October 15, 2010
I loved to hear Solomon ! Fantastic !!!! When I heard Cry To Me in Dirty Dancing , I had to get Solomon's CD , I have listened to it so, so many times !!!!! Prayers to the family.................
October 15, 2010
YESTERDAY WAS THE FIRST I EVER HEARD SOLOMON NAME MENTIONED IN CONNECTION WITH MUSIC. I LISTENED WITH GREAT INTEREST AND PLEASURE AS HE SANG. What a great gift he had and how lucky we are that he shared it with us.You will be missed.
October 15, 2010
To the family of the great "Solomon Burke" I will never forget his music. I know he will be sorely missed by the Nation, he really set the tone with all of his great songs. I pray that God will give you the much needed strength needed at this most critical time in your lives. Mary Herndon, Clinton, NC
October 15, 2010
Many thoughts are with the famiy now.May they help you get through this tough time. I will always enjoy his music,it;s the best.
With Deepest Sympathy
October 15, 2010
To the Burke Family and Friends,

You can feel that Death can leave a heartache that nothing can heal, just know that Love can leave a memory that no one can steal.

In this difficult time find comfort from the many wonderful memories he must have made over the years, no that we can find comfort from the scriptures.
Psalms 34:18-"God is near to those broken at heart..."

The Grant Family
October 15, 2010
Love Buys Love. Thank you for such wise and beautiful advice. We will miss you, your wisdom and your music.
October 15, 2010
"A wise son maketh a glad father...." Proverbs 10:1 Bro. William Bonner, Jr. #159 PHA: Milledgeville, Ga.
October 15, 2010
May King Solomon sing with the angels.
October 15, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 15, 2010
My deepest sympathy and condolences go out to this family. May God comfort you in your time of grief.
October 15, 2010
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
October 15, 2010
King Solomon, may youf sing with the angels.
October 15, 2010
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
October 15, 2010
My deepest sympthy is with the family of a great loss to the music world of blues. My mom and dad were big fans, and as I grew older I became a fan. Understanding the blues is a given in my family since that is all i heard growing up. Mr. Burke will truly be missed but never forgotten. God knows what he is doing believe me.
October 15, 2010
REST IN PEACE I REMEMBER SEEING HIM AT THE APOLLO ON XMAS DAY 1966 HAD A GROUP OF DANCERS WITH HIM CALLED THE COLE CUTS. ALTHOUGH HE WAS A BIG MAN HE COULD STEP LIGHT ON HIS FEET. TO THE FAMILY BLESS YOU IN YOUR TIME OF SORROW.

MNJAMES
NYC
October 15, 2010
REST IN PEACE I REMEMBER SEEING HIM AT THE APOLLO ON XMAS DAY 1966 HAD A GROUP OF DANCERS WITH HIM CALLED THE COLE CUTS. ALTHOUGH HE WAS A BIG MAN HE COULD STEP LIGHT ON HIS FEET. TO THE FAMILY BLESS YOU IN YOUR TIME OF SORROW.

MNJAMES
NYC
October 15, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 15, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
October 15, 2010
May God and the love of Jesus be with the family of Solomon Burke at this time. Soloman was one of the greatest singers of all time. His music will line forever. His music got me through the storm. Jimmie Corley (New Orleans).
October 15, 2010
I loved his soulful sound. This world will miss him. May God bless and kept his family during this time of sorrow.
October 15, 2010
I was and am so, so sorry to hear of the death of my all time favorite no doubt in it the best soul singer of all times there will not be another Solomon Burke. I am a second generation fan of Solomon Burke and have loved him every since I heard him sing about fifty years ago. I always wanted to see him perform live and had promised myself that when he came back to the states thatI would. That will not happen now but I will still live with the memories and the music that I have downloaded. I can listen to Solomon Burke and do over and over again I never tire of listening to him. May he rest in peace, let me say to the Burke family that he was loved by many and will not be forgotten.
October 15, 2010
I was and am so, so sorry to hear of the death of my all time favorite no doubt in it the best soul singer of all times there will not be another Solomon Burke. I am a second generation fan of Solomon Burke and have loved him every since I heard him sing about fifty years ago at the age of 8 or nine years. I always wanted to see him perform live and had promised myself that when he came back to the states thatI would. That will not happen now but I will still live with the memories and the music that I have downloaded and recorded I can listen to Solomon Burke and do over and over and over again I never tire of listening to him. May he rest in peace, let me say to the Burke family that he was loved by many and will not be forgotten. You all have my sincere and heartfelt condolences. I feel and felt a sorrow and a deep void. A member of my family has passed on. I am grieving along with you all.
October 15, 2010
i loved his talent'he will be truely missed.
October 15, 2010
To The Family of Mr. Solomon Burke: Our prayers are with you all during your time of grief and sorrow. May God strengthen your hearts.
October 15, 2010
"SOLOMON BURKE'S MUSIC WAS PART OF MY MUSICIAL COLLECTION,HIS MUSIC WILL ALWAYS BE A VERY SPECIAL PART OF MY MUSICIAL MEMORIES........"
October 14, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
October 14, 2010
May the peace of God be with your family in this time of sorrow.
October 14, 2010
GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY!
October 14, 2010
Solomon Burke music will live in our hearts forever. His music was a part of my teenage years, inwhich I have very fond memories of "If you need me".

My heart felt sympathy to the Burke Family and may God grant you the strenght to endure this loss.

R.I.P my brother with love.
October 14, 2010
Iwas sorry to hear of the passing of Mr.
Burke.i enjoyed his music,it was a part of my teenage years.he and his music will
be missed.may revelations 21:3.4 give you
strenght and hope
October 14, 2010
To the Burke family, during the late 60's throught the early 90's, I was at WSOk AM and WEAS Fm in Savannah Ga. The day I played my first Solomon Burke LP was my best show ever. I still own and cherish that album. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Tommy Lester, Savanah Georgia.
October 14, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 14, 2010
sorry to hear of your lost, he will be missed.
October 14, 2010
Mr Burke songs made the music industry come to life. With sultry voice and the love of life ,Music was made.
Vanessa Chavis Wilmington,NC
October 14, 2010
God Bless you Mr. Burke rest now. for your work is done.
October 14, 2010
To the Family of Solomon Burke,

We are very sorry for the loss of Mr Burke.
God is near to those broken at heart Ps. 34:18
Sharing your loss...The McKnight Family
October 14, 2010
Some of my better moments and decisions about a friend and/or lover was influenced by a Solomon Burke tune. His work like many of the era mirrowed the times in which we live quite eerily. A GIANT is gone from our mist but he left us with GIANT MEMORIES> Ethelene Ashford Atlanta, Ga.
October 14, 2010
May your memories bring you comfort and joy. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not to thine own understanding in all thy ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path. May He continue to bless & keep you is my continued prayer.
October 14, 2010
Soloman Burke was a big music star of mine. I am so sorry to hear of his death. He was truly an Music Icon. I have many of his CD's and Tapes. He will be missed. I had the pleasure of hearing him sing in my home town of NC. This was in the 50's. I've been a fan since. His music has helped me through many broken relationships and just plain good listening too music. Many prayers to his family.
October 14, 2010
Will be missed great songs.Came up with things people wanted to say.Thank you
October 14, 2010
October 14, 2010
I was a young girl of maybe 9 or 10 when I heard my first Solomon Burke song. I spent my summers in Bluefield, WV and my cousins and I loved to listen to the blues on WLAC in Nashville, TN, the home of those historical Blues DJs Gene Noble, Bill "Hoss" Allen and my favorite, John R. That station played a steady rotation of Solomon Burke music and I absolutely fell in love with his voice...a voice full of AUTHORITY, RYTHMN, BLUES, & SOUL! Who can forget the haughty, mournful "Keep a Light in The Window."

During the 60s in my neighborhood in Akron, OH, you could go into any home on a Saturday and you'd hear Solomon Burke's "Tonight's the Night" playing on the Hi-Fi. I think every mother in the neighborhood "swooned" to that song while cleaning her house. I also loved the flip side "Maggie's Farm."

King Solomon was truly the greatest Soul Singer ever. He was the "Pavarotti" of R&B. He will be greatly missed. RIP ole soldier--YOU DID GOOD!

Deepest condolences to the family; may the love of God and the memories of your loved one, this great man, strengthen and keep you during this difficult time. God bless you all.
October 14, 2010
I grew up listening to his music in Charles City County, Va. Just loved it. May God comfort and strenghten his family during this time of bereavement.
October 14, 2010
My Prayers and Thoughts are with the Solomon Burke Family.
October 13, 2010
My heartfelt condolences to family and friends of Solomon Burke. Been a big fan of his since the 60's. Favorite song of his was "Just Out of Reach" which I played over and over. He performed this song on the Buddy Dean Dance show in Baltimore, MD. back in the 60's. Music has always soothed my soul in times of sadness and loss and Mr. Burke was especially gifted at soothing the heart. I'm grateful that he shared his heart and voice with the world.
October 13, 2010
May the glory of God be with the family now and always for his memory will be with you always.

Mrs. N.R. Williams, Texas
October 13, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
October 13, 2010
to the family heaven need blues singers to
October 13, 2010
Thanks for all of your music. Remember going to Civic in Saginaw, Michigan where Stevie Wonder opened show for you. Oh what a night that was in the 60s when Stevie was a teenager.
October 13, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 13, 2010
I am sorry for your loss
October 13, 2010
MAYBGOD BLESS SOLOMON BURKE FAMILY & FRIENDS RIP.
October 13, 2010
I was sadden to hear of Solomon Burke's death I grew up listening to his music. May God bless you in your time of sorrow and know their are so many who share in your loss.
October 13, 2010
i will aiways rember solomon music from the 60', how wonderfully he was, and will never be forgotten, my prayers with his family
October 13, 2010
What a great voice! He will be missed. I only wish I would have been able to hear him live in person.
October 13, 2010
My condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Burke. He was truly a,"Soul Singer." May his soul forever rest in peace. nwynn
October 13, 2010
im sadden to hear of Mr.Burke,passing another great one gone on i pray for his family and friends may god bless you forever.
October 13, 2010
I loved Mr. Burke's music and performances. I am saddened by his transition and will miss his presence on this earth plane. His beautiful Spirit will live on, and on, and on. Peace and love to those who cherished him as Family.

Elaine Pounds
October 13, 2010
I'll always remember Mr. Burke's Sultry voice as he sings his love songs. During his reign, i was very young, but i remember, especially, 'Cry to me'. very smooth and sensous!!
October 13, 2010
my heart was saddened to hear of the passing of mr burke. my prayers go out to his family.
October 13, 2010
Condolences to Solomon's family,
Losing someone loved is so painful. May our Heavenly Father, the God of mercy and peace be with you all.
October 13, 2010
Yes we all grew up on Minister Burke's music...we will when the music is heard.. remember our childhoods and fantasties,all and thought dreams..Peace in the era of his music..Peace to his anointed soul....
October 13, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 13, 2010
I loved his music. May he rest in peace. May God be with you in the comming days.
Sharon B. (Kansas City,Mo)
October 13, 2010
To the Burke Family....my grief is overwhelming, so I can only imagine how much worse it is for all of you. I will carry the memory of his voice, his friendship, his grace, and his enormous talent for the rest of my life. It's hard to accept that there will be no more conversation, no more handshake or hug. To know that he was on his way to share more of his time and talent with the world, means that he left this world in a style befitting the 'king.' His earthly body is gone, but he will never be forgotten. My love and prayers to all of you.
October 13, 2010
May the peace of God be with you and give you strength. Memories are forever.
October 13, 2010
May this big giant of a man with such a beautiful ,soulful voice rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with the Family.
October 13, 2010
October 13, 2010
You have my sincere sympathy. When death reaches into our families and snatches our loved ones, the shock of loss can be the severest emotional blow of our lives. We may find grief so difficult to endure that we suffered sleepless nights, empty days and a feeling of not knowing how to go on.
God see our tears and pain of heart.
He is healing the brokenhearted ones, And is binding up their painful spots.
God is for us a refuge and strength,
A help that is readily to be found during distresses.
October 13, 2010
A message of comfort to the family and friends,

What a great talent he was. He touched the lives of many and he will truly be missed. May Our Heavenly Father comfort you all during these difficult days.
October 13, 2010
Condolences and prayers to the Burke family and all of his fans.
October 13, 2010
One Cool man!
October 13, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 13, 2010
My praise goes out the Burke Family.
October 12, 2010
Loved Solomon Burkes's music still play and sing to it right now today may you R.I.P. BIG MAN.
October 12, 2010
My condolences go out to the Burke Family.I am so sorry for your lost .
May God give you His comfort.Thank you My friend for all the beautiful music My thoughts and prayers are with you and I will never for get you my friend..
October 12, 2010
MR BURKE WAS MAN AMONGST MANY HIS VOICE AND SONGS WERE AN INSPIRATION TO US ALL HE WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED
October 12, 2010
Rest in Peace Solomon Burke.My condolences to his family. I loved his music and he was also one of my mothers favorites as well.
October 12, 2010
Please accept my condolences on your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
October 12, 2010
Mr Burke and his incredibly talented band bought pure passion and joy to the stage. I am grateful I was able to witness such a gift.
October 12, 2010
To The Burke
May God be with you,for now God child is singing to him in heaven. But he left music in our hearts down here. He will be miss.
October 12, 2010
I really LOVED his music. I was singing his songs, I seen him in VEGAS "WHAT A SHOW" brought back so many pleasant time in the 60 &70. CONNIE(SAN ANT TX)
October 12, 2010
The music industry has lost a great pioneer. He will be sadly missed, but never forgotten. Rest in peace
October 12, 2010
To the family and friends of Mr. Solomon Burke
We are so sorry for your lost. We, the public, also feel the lost of his great voice. May God Bless you.
October 12, 2010
My condolences go out to the Burke Family I was truly a fan of his music. I loved his music. Keep the faith and God will see you through.
October 12, 2010
You are and will always be the best. My prayers are with your family. Your music will live on forever in our hearts.
October 12, 2010
In 1990, I fell in love with my husband to the music of Solomon Burke "A Change Is Gonna Come" CD. My husband, Charlie, "crossed over" in 2006. He would be 69 yrs old now, one year younger than Mr. Burke. Our wedding anniversary was last Sunday 10-3, the Sunday before Mr. Burke "crossed over". I will often listen to that CD, remembering the feelings that those songs bring back like it was yesterday. "Love Buys Love" was just one of the great songs.

My deepest condolences to the family and all his fans. He will certainly be missed.
May God give you His comfort and His peace that passeth all understanding.
Love in Christ
October 12, 2010
A GREAT voice is silent, we shall miss his music.
Martinsville, Va.
October 12, 2010
If you need all you got do is call me still resonates I grew up hearing the soul music of the great Solomon Burke may you rest in peace, heaven awaits a new chior member.
J
October 12, 2010
MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS THE FAMILY, AND GIVE THEM STRENGTH TO GO ON. GOD BLESS YOU ALL
October 12, 2010
TO THE BURKE FAMILY,
KING SOLOMON WAS A TREASURE !AND HIS MUSIC AND BIGGER THAN LIFE PRESENCE SITTING ON HIS THRONE WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR MEMORIES AND WILL LIVE ON FOR OTHERS TO HEAR.AND THE BURTON-JOHNSON FAMILY WISH YOU MUCH LOVE AND OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY.C.MAE BURTON-JOHNSON
HOUSTON,TX.
October 12, 2010
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
October 12, 2010
Peace and Blessings to the family...
October 12, 2010
I send my deepest sympathy to the family.....I will keep u in my prayers.....He will live on in our heart....he be missed....marilyn smith parks
October 12, 2010
I pray that God will bless and keep your family in His care.
October 12, 2010
May God Bless you and the family
October 12, 2010
MAY YOUR FAMILY KEEP PEACE DURING TIME OF ELECTING.
October 12, 2010
I remember first seeing Solomon Burke on the Loyd Thaxton Show. I was 10 or 12 years old. His music has been with me ever since. God bless you sir.
October 12, 2010
And now.... One of us is free.
October 12, 2010
May GOD's rest and comfort be with you,as His will,with Mr.Burke---Dea.Raymond E.Johns-{Milton,Fl.}
October 12, 2010
Thank you, Mr. Burke, for all the beautiful music you left behind. Through it, you will always live in your fans' hearts and mine. Condolences to your family. Rosie Whipple (Oxnard, CA)
October 12, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
October 12, 2010
Ty and Family,
You are in our thoughts in this difficult time.
October 12, 2010
My condolences to the Burke family. I remember as a young girl, listening to Mr. Burke. And hearing of how he helped so many get into the music business. I am so thankful that all is work was not in vain.. That when he felt he had been forgotten. God reached out and let him know your work is not finished yet.. He received some of his due reward before closing his eyes.. God saw he was tired and closed his eyes and said Peace be Thine.. He will always be remember and his music will live on.. May the love of God bless and keep his family now and always is my prayer.
October 12, 2010
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
October 12, 2010

May you rest in peace. Another great voice has been silenced, but is with the Lord now. My prayers go out to your family.
October 12, 2010
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
October 12, 2010
All our love to the Burke Family.We are so sorry for Mr. Burke's passing...he was &will allways be one of the greatest performers of all time. glad I experienced his wonderful concerts! We will see him perform again...fly high,Solomon Burke
October 12, 2010
My condolences are extended to the Burke family. I had the opportunity to see Solomon Burke, the King of Rock and Soul, perform twice in my life of 63 years. He was as loving, gracious, kind and talented the second time as he was the first. Mind you this was over a 30 year gap between the first and second performance. He shared a closeness and intimacy with his audience unlike any other performer that I have seen. Thank you Burke family for sharing this wonderful and loving man with the world. We have memories and music to last us a lifetime. The "King" lives on!
October 12, 2010
REV. BURKE WAS A GIANT OF A MAN WITH A BIG, POWERFUL YET SOOTHING VOICE. HE LEFT AN IMPRINT ON THIS WORLD THAT WILL LAST FOREVER.
October 12, 2010
Psalms 147:3 Assures us that God
is healing the broken hearted and
binding up their painful spot. The
Father of tender mercies gave up
his son Jesus Christ who gave his
life as a ransom so we can see our
loved ones again.
October 12, 2010
To: The Burke Family,

Our family truly enjoyed his music and performances. We send our condolences to all of you. May you find comfort in knowing that God and prayers will get you through this difficult time.




Murray, Fredia Lacey & Daughters
October 12, 2010
I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Burkes passing. He had a wonderful voice and delivery. I really did not know of his music until I saw him in the "Lightening in a Bottle" concert. From then on I have been a fan. Wish I could have known about Mr. Burkes talent long ago.
October 12, 2010
A special prayer goes out to the family of Solomon Burke. His music will live on in my life forever.
October 12, 2010
Thank you for the wonderful memories.
October 12, 2010
To the family of Solomon Burke, your in my thoughts and prayers. He was the greatest soul singer of all times. He will be missed. R.I.P
October 12, 2010
God bless Solomon & his family..I loved all of his music!!!Rest in peace..Charlene M. Pichon
October 12, 2010
"May the God of comfort, who comfort us in all our trials bring you comfort at this time."(2Cor.1:3,4)
October 12, 2010
My condolences to the family of Solomon Burke. He was a special singer. May Jehovah keep Solomon in his memory. He promised that all in there graves shall hear his voice and come out. Yes we look forward to hearing him sang in God's new system.
October 12, 2010
To the Family of Mr.Solomon Burke.
I am sorry to hear about your loss. My mother & father was a fan of his. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mrecies and the God of all comfort. I hope you and your Family find all the comfort you need.
October 12, 2010
God be with you in this time of sorrow
October 12, 2010
May Mr. Burke rest in peace, and to his bereaving
family always look to God for comfort in these
trying times. Joyce
October 12, 2010
IAM PRAYING FOR YOUR FAMILY TO BE STRONGNO ONE CAN SING SILENT LIKE HE COULD
October 12, 2010
Solomon Burke's music has always brought joy to our heart. Our sympathy goes out to his family.
October 12, 2010
I have enjoyed all of Solomon Burke's music, May God bless his family.
October 12, 2010
I have always enjoyed hearing Solomon Burke sing, my prays are with his family
October 12, 2010
Family you have my deepest sympathy. I pray God's choicest blessings upon you.
October 12, 2010
TO THE BURKE FAMILY, MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. MR.
SOLOMON BURKE, MUSIC WILL LAST FOREVER.
GOD BLESS YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY.


PEGGY S, JOHNSON BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
October 12, 2010
we wish our condolences to his family may God blessing with them Solomn Burke was a great singer.and minister of music
October 11, 2010
My condolences for everyone who loved Solomon.
October 11, 2010
My condolences to family and loved ones. I loved him as well. Gone but not forgotten. He will live on forever.

James Evans
October 11, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
October 11, 2010
To 'King' Solomon and yours, thanks for being at the begining of such deep music.
October 11, 2010
MAY GOD BLESS THE FAMILIY.ANGELA BAXTER FNASHVILLE,TN
October 11, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
October 11, 2010
My sympathy to The family. God called him home. He made the"Cross over". Whenever you need Solomon just call him and he willbe there.

He is now playing Christain Music in Heaven.
October 11, 2010
I wish I knew how it feels to be free, I wish I could break all to these chains that are really holding me!
October 11, 2010
Upon hearing of the lost of a music icon and legend, my husband and I were deeply saddened. We were just relaxing and listening to him this evening. My husband immediately began to play his music again , with memories of so many happy days and nights enjoying this remarkable singer. He will be sadly missed, but will live on forever as long as his music is playing. A legend is gone home.....Goodbye Baby,Baby Goodbye...
He's Gone Away..
October 11, 2010
His music will live forever.
GOD bless the family
October 11, 2010
My condolences to the burke family. May you find strength thru Jesus Chist at this diffilcult time.
October 11, 2010
To: The family of The late Solomon Burke

We were fans of his music. He was definitely a music legend and icon.
We hope the following wods will be a comfort to you.


It’s God’s Will And We Must Comply
By: Charles G. Turner, Sr.

Life is uncertain,
But as sure as we are born one day we must die
Sometimes we sit and wonder why
The fact is it’s God’s will and we must comply

Throughout our lives we live through happiness and sadness
And many toils and strife
And when our earthly life is over
We enter into our “eternal life”

Whenever a loved one or friend makes their earthly depart
It is natural for it to bring hurt and sorrow to our heart
And to deal with our loss we grieve, mourn, and cry
In all essence we must remember
This is God’s will and we all must comply

For those of us that are left behind
We must cherish the special memories
And keep them all in mind
Just remember it is not for us to question why we have to die
It’s God’s will and we all have to comply
October 11, 2010
GOD BLESS THE BURKE FAMILY. SOLOMON BURKE A GREAT AND UNFORGETABLE SINGER,HIS SONGS WILL FOREVER BE HEARD.HIS SONGS BRING SUCH GOOD MEMORIES.THAT LAST A LIFE TIME...
October 11, 2010
Thank you for sharing your gift with us all. "Cry to Me" conjurs up memories of a great time in my life. I hope they are all enjoying your talent in heaven!
October 11, 2010
Your Memory Will Never Be Forgotten!
(Thank You For Touching Our Lives)

I remember seeing Solomon Burke at the Uptown Theater on Broad St. in Philadelphia when I was a teen. I loved his songs then and I love his songs now. Back then in the 60's when I was growing up in the south part of Trenton NJ my sister and I were always listening to Solomon Burke's songs on a HiFi stereo record player in our room. At the same time my mom and her friends were listen to him in living room on the console stereo record player. His songs were either playing on a 45 or an LP, wow I haven't used those words since forever.
Solomon Burke's songs and music were a major part of not only our household, but everyone's home that had a record player that we knew.
Also and trust me, no party was a party without a night of Solomon Burke songs and the red or blue light. He sang the kind of songs that you could feel inside of you, the tear-jerkers.
And, today in the calender year of 2010, an (x) number of years later (you do the math), I still listen to his music almost everyday. But, this time not on the HiFi,stereo record player I use to be so proud of, no. These days I listen to him from my computer, online in the cyber site called, My Space. On this site, although there are other sites I choses to listen to Solomon Burke. As you can tell he is truly my number one male singer of all times. And here in cyber space his legacy will live on forever in the personal record galleries of 1960's music and songs.
For me the best part is that I still feel him and feel like he is singing just to me when I play one of his songs. I have memories of him over the years when I'd catch him on tv special, the thought makes me smile. Recently I saw on TBN's Praise The Lord and the love is still there.
So I will close by saying, Brother Solomon Burke, (with your big fine self) you will surely be missed, but never forgotten, your memory will live on forever. My prayers go out to the family.
Debbi Moore-McCoy (Atlanta, Georgia, formerly of: South Trenton, NJ)
October 11, 2010
To Family Of the late Solomon Burke be it known as the World has lost another one has made his foot steps in the sand of Time. Rest on My Brother.
October 11, 2010
May God b'ess you and your family in this time of sorrow
October 11, 2010
I weep.
October 11, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 11, 2010
Another great one has completed their journey on this side, R I P my brother until we all complete our journey as well. May God bless the Burke family and give them comfort in this time of sorrow.
October 11, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 11, 2010
He was a performer on my wish list that sadly I didn't get to see perform. He will be greatly missed by his fans and the musical world. We extend our love to the family in this time of grief.
October 11, 2010
R.I.P. SOLOMON BURKE, YOU WELL BE MISS. IN GOD'S CARE. REST ON. FROM THE BLANKENSHIP FAMILY. SAN FRANCISCO CA. 94124
October 11, 2010
I grew up listening to you. My mom just adored you. May you rest in eternal peace. Jo An Parker Brooome
October 11, 2010
In the Name of ALLAH The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful to the
Solomon Burke Family:

I grew up with Solomon's songs in the 50's & 60's. His sweet soul music was the greatest and he should have achieved the same and higher status as Wilson PIckett, Otis Redding and so on. I went to Orlando, Florida one yr and I had cassett tapes of just his music and I was the envy of everyone in the apt, so much that my sister-in-law tried to steal this tape!!! I finally got it back and when I returned home to NJ, I recorded 2 tapes and sent to 1 to her and 1 to my new found girl friend. They couldn't thank me enough. I also listen to WBGO and they always play his music and me and thousands of other listeners enjoy and we will miss him and remember him for his beautiful music!!! The music he made was actually MUSIC and SONG and I hope one of his children/grands can do the same with their life as he did with his!!

Assalamu Alaikum
Sister Lois Ruffin
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
October 11, 2010
Thank you to the Burke family for loaning Solomon to us. He will live on through his music. God shared him with us when talent was pure. . . talent was raw . . . talent was REAL. We love you Solomon!!
October 11, 2010
Thanks for the beautiful and soulful music memories. My family enjoyed your music, even the younger ones. My favorite song was "Cry To Me." You will certainly live on in the hearts of those who enjoyed your music. Rest in peace.
October 11, 2010
My GOD bless the Burke family in there time of sorrow. "LOOK TO THE HILL WHICH COME THY HEALTH, THY HEALTH COME FROM THE LORD." May God Bless you all.
October 11, 2010
RIP
October 11, 2010
I was truly saddened by news of your passing.You were one of the greatest voices I've ever heard.May God bless your family,friends,and millions of fans.We lost a true music legend.RIP
October 11, 2010
October 11, 2010
Cleola Johnson lit a candle for legendary soul singer Mr. Solomon Burke. A great loss to the music industry and he will be missed. I am sorry for your loss and will remember you and your family in prayer.
October 11, 2010
It was the mid 60's and I saw this guy
standing outside Kiel Opera House in St Louis MO. I thought who is this in the Crown and Long Cape? The show started
and Solomon Burke came out in all his glory. Solomon RIP. Paul J Depke
October 11, 2010
To the family and dearest friends of Mr. Burke, his music has touched the lives of almost everyone in our family. We especially love "Cry to me". May he have a pleasant journey home to his Heavenly Father.
Amen
October 11, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 11, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 11, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 11, 2010
My condolences to the Burke family. "The Bishop of Soul" was the best who ever did it! I have Mr. Burke's music on vinyl, 8-track, cassette, and CD. I play something of his every week and I always will. My favorite is "If You Need Me". It doesn't matter what I'm doing, when that song comes on, I have to either dance, or stop, sit down and relive good memories. God bless Solomon Burke, his family, and fans. I will miss him! In life, he didn't get the accolades he deserved. Now, in heaven, he will. Well done, good and faithful servant!
October 11, 2010
I HAD THE PLEASURE OF SINGING WITH MR SOLOMON BURKE IN BATON ROUGE HE WAS SO GREAT FROM A LITTLE GIRL I WOULD SIT DOWN UNTIL I LEARNED THE WORDS TO EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY,CRY TO ME,YOU CAN MAKE IT IF YOU TRY,BEAUTIFUL BROWN EYES AND I FELT LIKE HE WAS SINGING IT TO ME, HE WAS THAT
THE KIND OF ENTERTAINER HE MADE YOU FEEL LIKE IT WAS PERSONAL AND HE
TOUCHED YOUR VERY SOUL THEN THAT MEDLEY HAVING A PARTY TOOK YOU HOME EVERYBODY UP DANCING AND SINGING AMEN
BECAUSE REV BURKE HAD MADE US FEEL GLORIFIED AND FILLED WITH HIS LOVE
I SIT HERE I CAN STILL SEE HIM ON HIS THRONE HE WAS INDEED A KING TO ME AND I KNOW THERES A PARTY IN HEAVEN MY PRAYERS GOES OUT TO THE BURKE FAMILY AND KNOW HE WILL LIVE IN ALL OF OUR HEARTS FOREVER RIP MY KING OF BLUES
October 11, 2010
To the family Of Mr Burke,
You have our deepest sympathy. I will always remember him from the prayer.It blesses my soul everytime I hear it. I must find it. I will keep you all in my prayers. Earth has no sorrow that heaven can not cure. God bless and keep you is my prayer.
October 11, 2010
We remember so well,his music.
I saw him in the early 60's,.
in Hampton Virginia.
May the family find comfort in OUR LORD
during this time.
October 11, 2010
MAY MEMORIES OF YOUR LOVED ONE COMFORT YOU AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME, AND MAY OUR LOVING LORD BLESS YOU.

WITH DEEP SYMPATHY.
October 11, 2010
A mighty voice is stilled on earth. A mighty soul has entered the Kingdom of Heaven. God bless you King Solomon Burke.
October 11, 2010
My deepest sympathy to the Burke family.
Mr Solomon Burke will sadly be missed.
God give us a promise at Revelation 21:3&4 that death will be soon be done away with.
October 11, 2010
To the Burke Family, we grewup listening to Solomon Burke in the 60's. His physical light may have gone out on earth, but it will burn eternally in heaven, hearts of family, friends & fans. May you find comfort in God for he cares for each of you. R.I.P. Mr. Burke.
The Hernando Central High School, Class of 1969
October 11, 2010
Dearest Melanie and the entire Burke Family, Please know that we are keeping you close in prayer during this sorrowful time. May you be comforted by your faith, family and close friends. Jackie (Dye) Craig, Alvin, Jessica, Tiffany, and Ashlee Craig and Families
October 11, 2010
I pray God bless the family of Mr. Burke. I enjoyed his music very much.
October 11, 2010
He will be missed my condolences to the Family..
D.W. Bahrain
October 11, 2010
TO MR. BURKS FAMILY A LONG TIME FRIEND
MERCER C. ALLEN. QUEENS N.Y.
October 11, 2010
I NEVER GET TIRED OF LISTENING TO "SOUL SEARCHIN" BY SOLOMON. MAY HE REST IN PEACE. SUCH A TALENTED SINGER.
October 11, 2010
He was a busy man!
Twenty-one children! Wow.
October 11, 2010
To the Burke family your love one will truly be missed - I's sure that there's a party in heaven.
October 11, 2010
R.I.P.
October 11, 2010
October 11, 2010
Rest in peace. the man with a strong name and a great voice.
You will be remembed.
October 11, 2010
TO. MR. BURKE KING OF ROCK AND SOUL. ITS FUNNY , I WAS BORN IN 1964 AND THAT'S WHEN MR.BURKE CAME OUT WITH A HIT CALLED, EVERY BODY NEEDS SOME ONE TO LOVE. AS I READ MORE ON MR. BURKE , I WAS BORN MARCH 21ST. I WAS JUST AMAZED THE MORE I READ UP ON MR. BURKE. HE WAS A GREAT ONE. MAY HE REST IN PEACE.. AND NEVER BE FORGOTTON. GOD BLESS AND GIVE THE FAMILY GREAT STRENGTH .
October 11, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
October 11, 2010
I LOVED HIS MUSIC.HE WAS TRULY A TALENTED MAN.MY PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU AT THIS TIME.
October 11, 2010
"CRY to Me"...is eternal. God Bless You!

The Bourgeois'- Louisiana
October 11, 2010
To the Burke Family,
It is with deepest sympathy to lose such a great legend. I love his music.
Thank you for sharing Solomon with us.
October 11, 2010
Solomon Burke sounds like he was a talent of a great magnitude. With such a large family there will be many tears shed. God bless all 21 children in ther time of grief.
October 11, 2010
To the family. Remember, memories are gift of God that death cannot destroy. May you find comfort and peace, knowing your loved one was so dearly loved by all who knew him and his music.
October 11, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 11, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 11, 2010
PRAYER ARE WITH YOU'LL!
October 11, 2010
To the Burke Family: So sorry for your loss. I remember hearing some of Solomon's songs on advertisements for albums on television. They were very soulful tunes. May God welcome you into the Heavenly choir he is assembling. May you rest in peace.
October 11, 2010
I grew up in the 60's and loved his music. Rest in peace your music will carry on.
October 11, 2010
To the Burke family, thank you for sharing Solomon with us all. A true talent. Rest in peace king Solomon.
October 11, 2010
To the family of mr. Burke, you are in our prayers.
October 11, 2010
Will miss your great voice. Always enjoyed your music.
October 11, 2010
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
October 11, 2010
To the Burke family,
My heartfelt sympathy is with you during these troubled times. Just know that God will never leave you nor forsake. Those beautiful songs will always be a part of me. God bless you.
October 11, 2010
To the Burke Family,
Sorry to hear about such a sudden loss. My prayers are with the family as you deal with your loss.

May the God of love and mercies grant each family member comfort at this time. Isaiah 41:10
October 11, 2010
I am sorry for your loss may the God of all comfort be with you in your time of grief.
October 11, 2010
To the Family and Friends of Mr. Solomon Burke, may you all continue to have love and strength to help you through you time of need and may the Almight Creator give comfort to you all. He is near to those that are broken at heart. And gives us a hope that, " All resident will soon say, " I am not sick". Isaiah 33:24
My deepest condolences to you all.
October 11, 2010
He has always been my hero and i had been blessed to meet him in 2006 when he came for a gig in Athens, Greece, it was the most electrifying moment in my life, so it's hard to accept him not being part of this world. But he is, through his music and the affect he has on our souls and spirit. Always loving you, King Solomon....
October 11, 2010
My prayers goes out to his family...Love you Mr. Burke!!!
October 11, 2010
My prayers and thoughts are with the entire Burke family, his memory will continue to live forever, may God bless and continue to give you strength
October 11, 2010
M prayers to the family and friends.May God comfort you in these difficult times.
October 11, 2010
October 11, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
October 11, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 11, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 11, 2010
I remember my mother playing your records when I was a child! and I finally got a chance to meet you myself, we talked I told you I could sing you was going to give me a chance.
but I had to leave thank you for the chance! You will be missed!!!
October 10, 2010
To the the family of Solomon Burke - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that Solomon will be missed by many.
October 10, 2010
I have loved Solomon Burke's music all my life. Such a soulful singer. Make you "Rest In Peace".

Linda in South Carolina
October 10, 2010
October 10, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 10, 2010
Solomon Burke was one our greatest soul singers with his one of a kind, silky, sexy voice. I grew up on his music. I was just listening to him the other day. I always get chills when I hear, "Hanging Up My Heart For You". He will be missed. May he rest in peace
October 10, 2010
God be with the family,another sweet voice from back in the days has gone home.
October 10, 2010
to the family my prayers are with you be strong keep trusting in the lord.god bless you mr.burke will never be forgotten .Macie Earl Lavonia,Georgia
October 10, 2010
God bless the family for there lost.my prayer are with you.
October 10, 2010
R.I.P. SOLOMON, I WILL KEEP ON LISTEN TO YOUR WONDERFUL MUSIC.......PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOUR FAMILY......
October 10, 2010
you made good music.
October 10, 2010
RIP Soloman...Thanks for the beautiful music..God bless the family.
October 10, 2010
I felt in love with his music just this year, and was happy when I found out he was still alive, and now I feel like I have loss him as soon as I had found him. I miss him and I never knew him, but I will surely buy his CD's to hold on to apart of this great man.
October 10, 2010
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
October 10, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
October 10, 2010
October 10, 2010
Rest in peace Soloman. Your song "Cry to Me " has always been an all time favorite since I saw you perform in Richmond,Virginia many years ago.
October 10, 2010
to family be strong god love you my
prayers are with you solomon burke will
always be here never fogotten
October 10, 2010
BURKE FAMILY YOU HAVE MY SYMPATHY, ON YOUR LOST.HELPED ME THROUGH SOME DIFFICULT TIMES IN MY LIFE WITH HIS MUSIC.
October 10, 2010
Rest In Peace King Solomon.
October 10, 2010
We will miss you.
October 10, 2010
GLAD TO HAVE KNOWN OF MR SOLOMON BURKE AND HIS MUSIC AND SINGING IN MY LIFE TIME; BLESS YOUR FAMILY; YOUR LEGACY SHALL BE INSTILLED IN MANY HEARTS AND MINDS.
October 10, 2010
Mr. Burke Thank u for sharing such gifted and beautiful talent. May U rest in God's Peace. May you family be bless with great memories.
October 10, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
October 10, 2010
R.I.P. Mr. Burke and my prayers to the family. Oh yea in the 60's I was 12/13 yrs. old and my house was full of Solomon Burke.
October 10, 2010
Solomon Burke used his God given gift to inspire all of us. My prayers are with his family who I know will continue to honor the genius of Solomon Burke. (Anderson SC)
October 10, 2010
To the family, my heart goes out to you for the loss of your loved one. Heaven will be ringing with the sweet sound of a great voice. God bless each of you.
October 10, 2010
Solomon Burke had a fantastic voice and will be known as one of the greatest soul singers of all time.
My heart and prayers go out to his family at a very dark time in their lives.
October 10, 2010
may god bless you and your family he was a taleted man
October 10, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
October 10, 2010
May these words bring comfort to all who were family, known & unknown.

Weightless

Tears spark rocket flame
Soul accelerates
Shedding planet shore
Gravity unchained
Climbing altitude
Roof shattered, sky pierced
Atmosphere popped through
Falling upwards, weightless
Day chased into night
Stars caught then swallowed
As candied fire
Burns papered body
Into spirit touched
By light leading Home

-synn'r sainte jeb'beau de hubrecht
October 10, 2010
Danced and danced, and did the sing along, to many of his records when I was a teen. Loved his "Cry to Me"..
October 10, 2010
A Reminiscence

YES, thou art gone! and never more
Thy sunny smile shall gladden me;
But I may pass the old church door,
And pace the floor that covers thee.

May stand upon the cold, damp stone,
And think that, frozen, lies below
The lightest heart that I have known,
The kindest I shall ever know.

Yet, though I cannot see thee more,
'Tis still a comfort to have seen;
And though thy transient life is o'er,
'Tis sweet to think that thou hast been;

To think a soul so near divine,
Within a form so angel fair,
United to a heart like thine,
Has gladdened once our humble sphere.

By Anne Bronte
The Poetry Foundation
October 10, 2010
Mr. Burke was wonderful singer, I still play "Cry To Me". a great lost. Rest In Peace.

V.Coates Columbus OH
October 10, 2010
Ooo Tiddly Turk, Ooo poppy jurk, Oooo Poppa Kurk...here's Solomon Burke...Oooow!

That was DJ Paul "Fat Daddy" Johnson introducing Solomon to his legion of fans in the 60's of Baltimore, us teenagers on the asphalt,the concrete, Solomon showing us the way.

God bless the Burke family, and the Big Man. Thank You Solomon for coming our way.

JoeN
Baltimore
October 10, 2010
October 10, 2010
To the family my prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of grief.
Mr.Burke was a great entertainer and will always be in our hearts. God Bless You.
October 10, 2010
What a voice! What a talent! If You Need Me..yes we did.
October 10, 2010
my prayers are with you all Solomon Burke was a great singer and a wonderful man
October 10, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
October 10, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
October 10, 2010
October 10, 2010
I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the family of legendary singer Mr.Solomon Burke.

In my opinion he was one of the greatest singer of all times. He sung with a lot of soul and passion.

One of my favorite songs was "don't give up on me". It is a very, very inspirational song.

Rest in Peace.
October 10, 2010
To the Family and loved ones of one of my favorite artist of all time, Mr. Solomom Burke. Please know that each of you will be in my heart and often of my mind during the next several days. You too, will be in my prayers. God Bless each of you during this difficult time.
Stacy Glenn Lee, Clayton,N.c.
October 10, 2010
"EVERYBODY" WAS A SMASH HIT IN LOS ANGELES. I LIKED HIS MUSIC VERY MUCH. RIP SOLOMON.
October 10, 2010
singing in the heavenly choir!
October 10, 2010
I am so sorry to read about the demise of a great,great soulful singer. Every time he is on the gospel shows, I run and viedo tape them I am praying for God to throw extra comfort your in your time of needs. Love Sandra Williams-Morris from Roanke, Va.
October 10, 2010
October 10, 2010
I HEARD HIS MUSIC THRO MY SISTER BUT WAS TO YOUNG TO KNOW WHAT IT WAS ABOUT. BUT NOW I KNOW WHATS IT IS ABOUT.YOU WILL BE TRULY MISS. GOD BLESS
October 10, 2010
Dear Burke Family,
I know you know this but Mr. Burke was an awesome presence. Today, I feel a little sad inside...

Rest in Peace, Solomon.

Zeke
October 10, 2010
May God bless and keep your family in time of sorrow. Rest in peace Mr Burke, you will never be forgotten.
October 10, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
October 10, 2010
To the family of Mr Burke.....my thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sadness.
October 10, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
October 10, 2010
So sorry to hear this news. Rest in peace Solomon, heaven has gained another angel.
October 10, 2010
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
October 10, 2010
Our sincer sentiments
to 'Solomon Family'
May GodBless rip~Mr.SolomonBurke~
October 10, 2010
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
October 10, 2010
Cry To Me is one of my favorite songs. May God be with you in your time of sorrow.
October 10, 2010
May the Highest of High keep you strong..my condolences to the family..
October 10, 2010
rest in peace, your music will live forever. may all your family be at peace and thank you for sharing him and his music with us. god bless you.if you need to reach me my e-mail is soni.burke@yahoo.com
October 10, 2010
My Sincere Condolences to the Family...

Micheal L. Nesbitt
Burbank,CA.
October 10, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 10, 2010
What a tragic loss.My sympathy to His family
October 10, 2010
Blessed are they that mourn.............! You will be remembered now and forevermore!
October 10, 2010
Peace and rest,Solomon. May God give strength to Solomon Burke's family at this time of lost.
October 10, 2010
You gave me joy when you sang "When a Man Loves a Woman". I know you are singing in the heavenly choir. Condolences to your family during this great loss to all of us.
October 10, 2010
I am an independent music DJ who plays his hits on a regular basis. Being 60 years old myself, I have always found a special pleasure in listening to his hits. I feel a loss of someone who was the best.
October 10, 2010
He was a true legend his songs will continue on. He was the king of R&B and in my book he will always be. Our prayers goes out to the family.
October 10, 2010
I am a music DJ who plays his hits on a regular basis. Being 60 years old myself, I have always found a special pleasure in listening to his hits. I feel a loss of someone who was the best.
October 10, 2010
My sincere sympathy to all of Solomon's family and to all of those whose lives were touched by Solomon. I had the pleasure of being part of a limited audience and will never forget how moved I was, not only by his voice and his presence, but by his sincerity and kindness. I received a rose from him that night, at a time when a rose was so needed in my life. So did others near the stage, but, for me he could never have known how much that sinlge rose meant at that time. What a man. He will be truly missed; but he will live on through his music.."After All These Years" God Bless.
October 10, 2010
"Mydeepest sympathy goes out to the family,frinds,fans and neighbors of the beloved Solomom. He was a true entertainer and performer. He is missed."
October 10, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 10, 2010
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal...Love leaves a memory no one can steal. Your music will live on and on.
October 10, 2010
Sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Burke. May God bless the family of the wonderful man.
October 10, 2010
I recently purchased an old Solomon Burke CD and have enjoyed it so much. My 5 grandchildren, ages 2-8 want to play it all the time and they all dance to it. He was truly among the best, if not the best soul singer ever. May his music live on.
October 10, 2010
AHH THE MUSIC. THAT SOULFUL SOUND SILENCED. HIS MUSIC WILL LIVE ON FOREVER IN MY MUSIC COLLECTION. REST IN PEACE. THE WORLD LOVED YOU; BUT GOD LOVES YOU BEST. WE WILL MISS YOU
October 10, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
October 10, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 10, 2010
RIP
October 10, 2010
I grew up listening to Mr Burke. He was some kind of singer and performer. You could feel the love when he started to sing. It's just amazing how the chaps in England just loves singers like him. Their songs never die over there. May his soul rest in peace and his music lives on.
October 10, 2010
OUR PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCES TO THE BURKE FAMILY.
October 10, 2010
One of my all time favorites, rest well.
October 10, 2010
Oh the memories. I was a teenager in the sixties dancing in my rooom, using the bedroom door handle as my partner with the local DJ playing Solomon Burke playing on my green plastic radio. Then if we were lucky, Mr Burke would appear on American Bandstand in the afternoon after school.
Thanks for the memories.........
October 10, 2010
Another wonderful voice has been silenced here on earth. Mr. Burke is now singing with the Angels in Heaven for our Father. He will be missed by a lot of his fans. To the family of Mr. Burke, may God help you through your loss. Please keep your heads up & your hearts strong for each other. I'll keep you all in prayer. May God continue to Bless each and everyone of you during this time. I'm so sorry for your loss.
October 10, 2010
When we are born we cry, and everyone rejoices.
When we die we rejoice, and everyone cries.
A great man is gone.
October 10, 2010
truly a giant among r&b musicians. He will be greatly missed
October 10, 2010
just expressing my condolences for this mans family, one of the best performers of all time, god bless

mary, columbus ohio
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