Fans were excited and praising God while gospel singer and pastor of New Thing Empowerment Church, Shawn Jones sang with his band. According to Christian Post, Jones began singing “Worthy Is He” and then collapsed on the stage and later died. Fans stood their in shock as band members went to help him.
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Kenneth Woodson, manager of The Event Center said, “They were doing a fantastic job. It was a nice show.” One fan even uploaded a video of them performing in the beginning of the show and the crowd was really enjoying themselves.
Woodson said, “This fellow was blowing. It had a little jazzy feel to it and this was my first time hearing him but I was very impressed. I said ‘wow this is gonna be nice. I can’t wait to hear some more music from this guy and his band.’ They were tight.” Recently, a post of Jones was shared from R&B singer Tweet, she said, “I DONT KNOW WHO THIS MAN OF GOD IS BUT SAAAAAAAAAANNNGGGG SIR!!!!! I CANT GIVE UP!!! IVE COME TOO FAR TO TURN AROUND!!!!!…..FOUND HIM @theshawnjones85”
On behalf of Joe and The Echoaires, we send our deepest condolences to the family, group, church and Quartet Nation in the transition of Pastor Shawn Jones from earth to glory. A great friend to us and Annointed Man of God who blessed so many in a short lenght of time. You are already missed. RIL @theshawnjones85
The Echoaires from Tennessee and were at the show believe Jones died from a heart attack. The group said, “He was truly a man of God. He had a heart attack after performing in Florida Saturday night. Rest well my friend and brother. We will always love you @theshawnjones85.”
Family and friends have poured messages in memory of Jones. Please keep them all in your prayers.
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