Gospel Duo Mary Mary Mourn The Passing Of Their Father

Mary Mary duoMary Mary are in mourning at the loss of their dad, Elder Eddie Atkins, Jr. Word of the death began to surface last night on Twitter and the death was confirmed by Mary Mary this morning on their Facebook page:

Our hearts are heavy but we can rejoice knowing our father knew we Loved him RIP Elder Eddie A Atkins Jr. Rest in the arms of Jesus Daddy…— Erica & Tina (@therealmarymary) June 26, 2013

Fans across Twitter and Facebook have been posting words of comfort at @therealmarymary and @IAnEricaCampbell for the sisters and their family, which includes fashion stylist Goo Goo Atkins. The sisters also expressed their gratitude:

Thanks 4 all the kind words & prayers sent today. Our Dad was a great man, but he’s with Jesus now he taught us how to pray & trust God -Erica & Tina (@therealmarymary) June 26, 2013 expresses  heartfelt condolences to Mary Mary and the entire Atkins family during this time.

Elder Eddie Atkins, Jr.
Eddie Atkins, Jr.


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