Renowned Atlanta-born gospel singer LaShun Pace has died, her management
company confirmed Monday. She was 60 years old.
Pace, who was a key member of gospel vocal group The Anointed Pace Sisters.
She was on dialysis for five years waiting for a kidney and died of organ failure
Monday morning, her sister, Lydia Pace told 11Alive’s, Shiba Russell.
Pace first came onto the gospel scene in the mid-70s, performing solo and then
alongside her eight sisters in the Grammy-nominated group The Anointed Pace
She toured both with her sisters and as a solo act and performed on the big screen as
the Angel of Mercy in Steve Martin’s 1992 film “Leap of Faith.”
Pace was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame in 2007, and in January
2015, she and the Anointed Pace Sisters were honored in their hometown of Atlanta
at the 16th Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards.
Pace suffered from health issues including cancer, weight issues and a ruptured
esophagus, though her cause of death has not been released.
She grew up in the small Atlanta community of Poole Creek.