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Bill Gaither's younger sister - Mary Ann Gaither Addison - passed away last week after a long battle with leukemia. We offer our sincere sympathy for the family's loss and pray for them during this difficult time.

Please join us in praying for Bill Gaither, his brother Donnie and the family of Mary Ann. You may read more about the life and heart of this dear sister on www.gaither.com

Here is an excerpt posted on April 25:

"Mary Ann Gaither Addison ended her ferocious fight for life this morning, with her husband Donnie and her family gathered around her bed, singing “Thank God for the Promise of Spring” and her signature song, “I’m a Child of the King.” Mary Ann was the “little sister” of Bill and Danny Gaither and the daughter of George and Lela Gaither.  She leaves six grandchildren with treasured memories of growing up around the Gaither family farm with their “Mimi”.

"When Mary Ann was fourteen years old she was already singing with her big brothers as the Gaither Trio in nearly every Nazarene church in Indiana and the Midwest.  Later, she sang with Bill and Gloria and then, for a time, reunited with her brothers to record two projects with the Benson label. She was always the little girl with the big voice...." Read MORE.