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BMI Mourns the Loss of Duranice Pace

Posted in News on January 15, 2021

BMI is saddened by the loss of Gospel singer/songwriter Duranice Pace, who passed away January 14, 2021, at the age of 62. A member of the Anointed Pace Sisters, Pace boasted a vocal style influenced by Broadway and musical theater, singing both alto and soprano for the storied Atlanta-based group. Some of their celebrated songs include “When God is in The Building,” “He’s Here,” “It’s Already Done” and “Be a Fence.” The all-sibling vocal group was honored at BMI’s 16th annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards in 2015. 

The eldest of the sisters, she sang on all seven of the Anointed Pace Sisters’ albums. She was a featured soloist on Dr. Bobby Jones’ Gospel Explosion, with which she also toured internationally. Lastly, she will also be featured in the upcoming National Geographic drama series, Genius Aretha.  In addition to her music career, Pace was an evangelical preacher who toured the world sharing her message of faith.

Duranice Pace will be dearly missed by her friends, fans and family at BMI.

At the 16th annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards in Atlanta on January 17, 2015, BMI celebrated the careers of gospel giants Israel Houghton, LaShun Pace and The Anointed Pace Sisters. Pictured with The Anointed Pace Sisters and Israel Houghton (center) were BMI Assistant Vice-President, Creative Wardell Malloy (far left), BMI Vice President, Creative Catherine Brewton, and former BMI Director, Creative Byron Wright.  (Photo by Arnold Turner)
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