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City of Atlanta and the Gospel Community Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Mother Betty Ann Pace, mother of the World Renowned Gospel Anointed Pace Singers

Bettie Ann Pace (Mother Pace)
December 11, 1937 – July 7, 2020

Written by Sunshine Lewis, at the request and approval of the Pace Family.

The City of Atlanta and the entire Gospel industry mourn with the Family of Mother Bettie Ann Pace, mother of the world-renowned Grammy- and Stellar- Nominated “Gospel Anointed Pace Singers” who passed on July 7, 2020. She was surrounded by love from her 9 surviving daughters, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren & other loving family member.

Their family of twelve coming up and living in a 3-bedroom 1-bathroom house in a little place called Pool Creek in Southeast Atlanta, which included the parents along with 9 girls and 1 son. They are all very dedicated pillars in the church and Daddy Pace was a pastor and superintendent in the Church of God in Christ. Mother Pace was a strong, preaching, prayer warrior that took out time daily and prayed for everybody. Father and Mother Pace struggled to raise their family in a Godly Saved, sanctified, Holy Ghost -filled home. Every one of their children became worldwide Gospel singers and preached the Word traveling around the country. Mother Pace was one of the strongest praying women that ever walked the face of the Earth. Daddy Pace and their son Bishop Murphy Pace Jr. preceded her in death.

Mother Pace was diagnosed with stage 5 kidney failure and was given less a prognosis of less and one week to live in 2018. Everyone believes It was through her strong faith in God that she stared death in the face & said “I shall live and not die.”

Her “last praying wish” was to become a first-time homeowner. Actor, director, producer Tyler Perry granted her wish and made it come true for Mother Pace at the age of 80 in Sept. 2018. God allowed her to live nearly two years, enjoying her family and a brand-new home purchased, furnished and gifted by longtime family friend of daughter Shun Pace Tyler Perry.

Mother Pace lived a beautiful, loving life and her children were always at her side. She left an indelible sweet impression on the world because she helped everyone that she encountered. Mother Pace could always be heard praying and thanking God for his bountiful blessings “24/7.” Her Legacy will live on through her singing Anointed Pace daughters and their offspring.

“If anybody makes it into Glory, surely Mother Pace did”, says lifelong friend Sunshine Lewis‼️

Final arrangements entrusted to Gus Thornhill Funeral Home, 1415 Gus Thornhill Jr. Drive, in East Point, Georgia.

Celebration of Life Arrangements are pending.

Written by Sunshine Lewis, at the request and approval of the Pace Family.

Help the Pace family during this time:
– Pray for the entire Pace family.
– Send contributions to continue the legacy of Pastors Murphy and Bettie Pace via Givelify:
Rehoboth Church of God in Christ
221 Veterans Parkway
Barnesville, Georgia 30204
– Send cards of encouragement and/or mail contributions to:
– The Pace Family
Post Office Box 43301
Atlanta, Georgia 30336-0301

Last updated on July 20, 2020

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