Monday, September 26, 2011

Clarke Beasley Statement on Charles Burke

The greatest among us are those who do not focus on elevating themselves but elevating others. Charles Burke spent a lifetime elevating others, dreaming dreams and bringing them to fruition, advancing the cause of the music he loved and the professionals within that music that he loved even more. To the countless people whose lives he impacted, his memory will be cherished and he will be greatly missed.
Last week, as president of the Southern Gospel Music Guild, I watched as Mr. Burke was celebrated by the people who loved him most as he was presented the Lifetime Achievement Honor. I am so glad he knew just how much he was appreciated.

Clarke Beasley
Executive Vice President, National Quartet Convention
President, Southern Gospel Music Guild

Charles Burke Family pictured at the SGMG Lifetime Achievement Honor Reception
L-R: Kristen Dellinger (Michael & Tina's daughter), Michael Burke, Tina Burke, Carolyn & Charles Burke,
Donna Goodson (daugher of Charlie & Carolyn), Franky Goodson
Photo by Aaron Crisler / The Judy Nelon Group /

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