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Lee Williams (1946–2021), gospel singer with the Spiritual QC’s

by Linnea Crowther

Lee Williams was a gospel singer and the leader of Lee Williams and the Spiritual QC’s.

The Spiritual QC’s

Williams founded the Spiritual QC’s in 1968 in Tupelo, Mississippi. They performed for decades before recording their first national LP, 1996’s “Jesus Is Alive and Well.” It included the gospel hit “I’ve Learned to Lean.” Williams and the group went on to record at least a dozen more albums, and they were honored with a Soul Train Award for Best Gospel Album of the Year as well as several Stellar Awards. In 2010, they were honored with the Stellar Awards’ James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award. Williams led the Spiritual QCs for 50 years, until his retirement in 2018.

Tributes to Lee Williams

Full obituary: Daily Journal

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