September 9th, 2010 5:30 pm ET
Wife of Marvin Sapp, Dr. MaLinda P. Sapp, dies – Funeral plans pending, Facebook page full of comments
I only just noticed the city-wide prayer for Lady Malina Sapp today on The Official Marvin Sapp Facebook page that had been posted Tuesday.
Sadly — Dr. MaLinda P. Sapp, as I see her name is spelled in this bio of Marvin Sapp’s wife, life-long friend and covenant partner — has died from colon cancer.
I didn’t even know her, but it’s hard to hold back the tears when you look at the photos of the beautiful Sapp family, and see that their children look young as they play together with their parents.
I’m a mother myself, and this is the time when hurting folks have to really lean on the truth that God is a mother to the motherless.
What a beautiful looking woman — one apparently devoted to her role as First Lady and wife and mother.
And Sapp’s “Never Would Have Made It” song was already born from the pain of his father’s death.
Reportedly Sapp told AOL:
“The Lord said to me, ‘Marvin, there’s something you need to understand. Although your father isn’t with you physically, I will never leave you nor will I forsake you. I will be with you always even until the end of the earth’. Then I walked into the pulpit with my Bible. When God began to assure me that He was there for me, I stood up. I grabbed the microphone and started singing, ‘Never Would Have Made It’.”
Pastor Marvin Sapp’s more current song, The Best In Me, and the accompanying video is in heavy-rotation on my iPod Touch.
Sometimes I just watch that video over and over and I don’t know why. There’s a special Spirit of God in the songs that have won legions of fans to his music.
Now with all the condolences flowing in to Marvin Sapp’s Facebook page, folks just feel so bad for his loss, but hopeful that she is in heaven with her Savior.
People just prayed it wouldn’t happen this soon and in this manner.
According to WZZM 13, funeral plans for Malinda Sapp are still pending.
what both have to do/must do and how both obtain their heart’s desire both = MP = 47 = Famous. Name & fame. Notoriety. Name recognition. (Inter)nationally known. High profile. VIP. Well-known. Household name. Public life. Limelight. Legendary. Notable. Noteworthy.