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December 10, 2019
Irving was a dear friend for decades, and I'll miss him. He was a good man. His music will continue to bring pleasure to millions of people, and will be a beautiful memorial to him. My condolences to his family.
December 09, 2019
My Deepest Condolences to the family of Mr. Irving Burgie, prolific songwriter. It was always a pleasure to chat with him about music and his friendship with (my Great-Uncle) the Late Bennie Benjamin, songwriter and Composer. My prayers are with the family.
December 08, 2019
December 08, 2019
With condolences to the family. Bergies music will live on in our hearts, souls, and minds for years to come.
December 07, 2019
Day-o was a childhood favorite, which was rekindled by Tim Burton's use in "Beetlejuice". Perceived by many as whimsy, a tribute to hard working island people. Thanks for decades of pleasure when singing such an iconic song. It will always be in my heart.
December 07, 2019
Thank you for the beautiful music. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this difficult period.
December 07, 2019
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Irving Burgie. His hit Day-o was known and loved by the world. God cares for everyone and gives comfort during difficult times.
December 07, 2019
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
December 06, 2019
December 6, 2019

Dear Family of hit songwriter Mr. Irving Burgie:

Mr. Burgie will truly be missed. His song "DayO" was truly a hit. And singer/actor, Mr. Harry Belafonte who recorded it did the song proud.

Irving will truly be missed by all those who lives he touched with his beautiful music. I AM A SINGER. I AM A SOPRANO. AND SOMETIMES I CAN SING ALTO.

Again, I am a Congregant of Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, located at 600 East 35th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60616going on 43 years in January of 2020. The current Pastoris The Reverend Dr. David B. Thornton. He is not only my Pastor, My Friend, My Confidante, My Mentor, and also My Spiritual Advisor, and My Teacher. He has done great things at Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church. I am truly proud of him.

The Former Pastor, The Reverend Donald B. Register will be the church's Pastor Emeritus on Sunday, December 8, 2019.

I am also a dedicated, and grateful Former Member of Church Musician Ship Guild, Inc. (1988-2008). We worked with Pastors, Musicians, and Churches. We even held Church Music Concerts, Church Music Symposiums, Seminars, and Our Annual Conferences, Seminars, Banquets, Fashions, and Awards of Excellence Ceremonies.

The late Dr. Mildred G. Lewis was The Founder, and Executive Director. I was their Executive Secretary, and Public Relations Director.

I will keep you all in my prayers, especially during this difficult time. Please always remember that you all loved Irving, but the Lord our God will love him the most of all. WITH MY CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY, MS. VALINDA DARLENE JONES, WHO NOW LIVES IN CINCINNATI, OHIO. I USE TO LIVE IN THE IDA B. WELLS APARTMENTS, LOCATED AT 3724 SOUTH COTTAGE GROVE AVENUE. ACROSS THE STREET FROM DONOGHUE SCHOOL IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. "DO YOU ALL REMEMBER THE SONGS, "WHEN WE ALL GET TO HEAVEN?", "IF I CAN HELP SOMEBODY?", "I'VE GOT A TESTIMONY", "ORDER MY STEPS"?, "RESPECT?", AND "TOTAL PRAISE?".
December 06, 2019
What a wonderfully talented man! I danced many a time to that unique song. May his family find Peace in knowing that he has gone to a better place.

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