One of the most notable gospel music families, The Pace family has lost a beloved member of their family and the gospel community. Evangelist Duranice Pace, a member of family group, The Anointed Pace Sisters, passed away from health problems on January 14, 2021. She was 62 years old.

The Gospel Music Industry has lost a true pioneer. We are sad to announce the passing of Duranice Pace, 62, eldest daughter of the Anointed Pace Sisters singing group. . Author, Duranice Pace gave readers an intimate, written self portrait in her freshman book, an autobiography entitled, "Poison to Purpose: A Gospel Legend’s Journey." Her appearance on the Steve Harvey Show gave her the opportunity to share her trauma and sing to Harvey that left him in tears.

She grew up in Atlanta, where she sang with her 9 siblings—8 girls and 1 boy–at her father, Murphy Pace Jr.’s, church. Pace is known for her preaching and singing and helping to push her sister the well known, Lashun Pace to the forefront. The Anointed Pace Sisters released their first studio album, It’s Morning Time, in 1992, where Duranice sang both alto and soprano. The group went on to share 6 more projects, including My Purpose and the famous It’s Already Done.

In 2013, Duranice, along with her sisters, was featured on an episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life. The singer and preacher went viral in 2017, after a clip of her singing to her family Thanksgiving day exploded on social media. Pace also was interviewed by Steve Harvey in 2019 on his daytime talk show where she broght him to tears with her testimony and singing.

The Pace family mother, Mother Betty Ann Pace, passed away in July 2020. Supt. Murphy Pace Jr. and Murphy Pace III died in 2008 and 2011. Duranice is survived by her sisters, Phyllis, June Pace–Martin, Melonda, Dejuaii, Leslie, Latrice, Lydia, Lashun, and her son, Demarcus Wardell Love.

I talked to her on social media in 2019 and she was so kind and really enjoyed spreading the gospel.

She will most definitely be missed. Praying for the family of the Anointed Pace Sisters and the gospel community at large. Funeral details will be announced soon.

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