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Moving Memorial Program Documents Gerald Levert’s Legacy

by Ife Oshun ·

Gerald LevertFor the millions of fans who will not be at the public tribute to Gerald Levert tomorrow in Cleveland, we’re sharing the program for the memorial service.

It opens with beautiful photos of Levert as a baby and later as the successful, big-hearted powerhouse we will always remember him as.

The beautiful full-color program also includes photos of Levert with family and at work in the studio and on stage, a list of his career accomplishments, a touching poem penned by his family, and tear-jerking words from his children, including his son Lemicah Edward Levert who said:

“I am no longer afraid of death because I now have someone waiting for me on the other side… my pops, my pal and my best friend.”

Download Program

Thanks to Kathy Shirley for the file

50 Responses to “Moving Memorial Program Documents Gerald Levert’s Legacy”

  1. La'Shawna SP Says:

    A beautiful program for a beautiful soul. He will be dearly missed

  2. charon Says:

    To the levert family, stay stong..my prayers go out to each one of you. In time you heart will will mend. but in the meantime remember the good times.. he was and still is one of the best..

  3. Nina Scott Says:

    Thank You so much for that Memorial Program documenting Gerald Levert’s life. It was great seeing all of those pictures. I have always loved seeing him and his dad together. Gerald will forever be missed.

  4. Angela Rawls Says:

    Thank you for the Memorial. Everyone in Las Vegas knows that I am the biggest Gerald Levert fan. I am highly disturbed by this tragic incident. I am praying for the family that the Lord gives them peace during this painful time. He will be sorely missed.

  5. Rene'e Galvin Says:

    God Bless his soul. I was shocked & saddened by this news & the realization that he was so young.One of the greatest r&b singers of our time he was one of my personal favorites from way back in ’86. He will surely be missed & never forgotten.

  6. shmcs2 Says:

    God has A plan for his singing Angel Gerald Levert.
    May His family’s Grieving be light.With deepest sympathy he will be missed.

  7. Patericiea Glaster Says:

    To the family of one of the greatest singers I know of. His voice will live on forever. My deepest condolence
    to the Levert Family. Gerald will truly be missed. Remember God is still in control.

  8. Kathy Hinkle Says:

    To the Gerald Levert family i would like to send my condolences to you. I feel your pain we all loved Gerald. I will miss his new music, his smile and his laughter. We will keep his memory alive.

  9. kevin brown Says:

    i will miss all the song he made this year.and

  10. Lisa Johnson Says:

    To the Levert family. I’m so deeply sadden by your loss. My prayers go out to each and every one of you. May God continue to shine on you all through your grieving times. I have heart problems, but because of me being Gerald’s #1 fan I will go have them checked out. God Bless

  11. LaSonya Galloway Says:

    To the family of a powerhouse singer I send my deepest condolences. Gerald truly touched the lives of so many with his beautiful ballads. His memory will forever live on with each song and video. My God continue to bless and keep you in your time of grief.

  12. DAPHNE ELLZEY Says:

    MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAILY AND FRIENDS AND THE FANS WE ALL LOVED THIS WONDERFUL MAN,BUT LETS REMEMBER EVEN THOUGH WE MISS HIM DEARLY HES IN A GREAT PLACE WHERE THERES NO PAIN NO SORROW THIS IS NOT GOOD BYE BUT WE WILL SEE HIM LATER
    GOD BLEES THE FAMILY

  13. Margaret Requena Says:

    To Gerald’s family: Please know you have blessed us, Gerald’s fans, with a beautiful soul and singer. Although Gerald is gone he will not be forgotten. His memory and beautiful music will live on in all of us. You are in my prayers as you mourn the loss of Gerald. :-(

  14. LaVonda James Says:

    To the family of Gerald Levert my heart really is hurting because of the lost of the geatest singer the only singer that i am and will always be a fann of Gerald will truly be missed by many, but God wanted him most and always remember God had a plan for his life and it was time to take a trip over to Glory…May God bless and keep the family and fans like me in his HANDS..God plan is the best Plan for our lives

  15. Karen Pargo Says:

    To the Family of Gerald Levert. Thank you for sharing Gerald with us (his fans). I’ve met Gerald & Sean personally in Las Vegas. Gerald was the same in person and in concert, he gave his all. God had a higher calling for him, we may have loved Gerald but God loved him more. I’m happy the family is so close. My heart is sadden by his passing but stay strong in the Lord and lean on each other for during this difficult time. Gerald was an entertainer, one of the greats, there will never be another Gerald Levert. Gerald might be gone but never forgotten.

  16. natalie blathers Says:

    To the Levert family I am deeply sorry for your loss my prayers go out to you during this time I ask god to give you peace may god bless you all and I’ll alawys love you gerald!!!!

  17. dorothy scales Says:

    Gerald’s music is so special to me. I have loved him since his days with Levert. I will truly miss not being able to see him perform again. Heaven has just received another angel. To the Levert family, my prayers and thoughts are with you. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful and talented soul with us. MUCH LOVE

  18. Dawn R. Martin Says:

    To the family of Gerald Levert, I am deeply sadden for your loss. May God bless you all. Gerald will always be loved by his fans and others.

  19. rhonda marie landers Says:

    I HAVE BEEN A LOYAL FAN OF GERALD LEVERT. I HAVE ALL OF HIS MUSIC.WHEN I HEARD I CRIED. I WORK AT THE POSTAL OFFICE AND FOUND MORE FANS OF GERALD LEVERT. HE WILL BE MISS BUT WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART. I’M GLAD I’ve GOT ALL HIS MUSIC TO LISTEN TOO.MAY GOD BE WITH YOUR FAMILY.

  20. La'Chea Arceneaux Says:

    I send my condolences to the Levert family, friends, and other loved ones! Gerald will truly be missed! His warm spirit was conveyed universally! I pray that our Father in Heaven will give each of you strength and peace to accept this loss on this side and assurance to know that you will see him eternally!

    John 11:25-26
    25Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; 26and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

    I love all of you!

  21. La'Chea Arceneaux Says:

    I send my condolences to the Levert family, friends, and other loved ones! Gerald will truly be missed by me and many others! His warm spirit was conveyed universally! I pray that our Father in Heaven will give you strength and peace to endure this loss on this side and assurance to know that you will see him again on the other side (eternally)!

    John 11:25-26

    25Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; 26and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

    I love all of you!

  22. wanda smith Says:

    TO MY SWEET TEDDYBEAR GERALD I’M SO SAD AND CAN’T STOP CRYING . ATLANTA HAS SHOWERED ME WITH LOVE FOR YOU ,SLEEP ON MY FRIEND .WANDA SMITH AND FRIENDS, WE WILL TAKE CARE YOUR BABY GIRL LOVE WANDA SMITH V-103

  23. Silky Says:

    My blessings and prayers go out to the family. Stay strong he’s alright now!!!

  24. Christal Murray-Ells Says:

    I recall meeting Levrt before they got signed at a small club in Youngstown, Ohio. I was very impressed with the real people prescence nd his enormous talent…May G-d forgive him any sins and grant him paradise

  25. Brian Kennedy Says:

    Knowing that Mr. Levert recently made known to his mother, Martha, that he wanted to draw closer to God brings me great comfort that he will be remembered in the resurrection promised at John 5:28,29. Mr. Levert’s mother is one of Jehovah’s Witnesses as am I. We mourn, but look forward to meeting him back when all of the sorrows of this world will be past. Rev. 21:3,4

  26. RONNISSA Says:

    I WANT TO SAY THANKYOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING THE PROGRAM WITH HIS FANS WHO COULD NOT MAKE IT .I AM STILL IN DENIAL WHEN I HEARD THAT GERALD HAD PASS I WAS AT WORK LISTENING TO WGCI IN CHICAGO,I THOUGHT IT WAS A JOKE CAUSE THATS HOW WE PLAY AROUND IN CHICAGO,BUT THEN I TURNED MY STATION ON V103 AND I HEARD THEM SAY THE SAME THING AND ONLY THE LORD AT THAT MOMENT COULD HELP ME ,SO MY CELL RANG AND IT WAS MY BIG MOMMA I KNEW GERALD SENT THAT CALL TO ME CAUSE I WENT IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM AND BROKE DOWN ,I FELT LIKE A PART OF ME WAS GONE I COULDN’T BREATH ,BECAUSE I TRUELY LOVED THIS GREAT MAN ,HE WAS MY OUTLOOK ON HOW A MAN SHOULD BE ,HE MADE ME FALL IN LOVE WITH BIG MEN ,BECAUSE I LOOKED AT THEM AS MY TEDDY BEAR ,I KNEW THAT I COULD MOLD THEM INTO MY GERALD ,OOH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MAN WAS HE,GORGEOUS AND I LOVED HIM MENTALLY YES I DO ,I CRIED EVERY DAY FOR HIM ,THESE WERE TEARS OF JOY THAT GOD HAD CHOOSEN HIM TO HELP HIM WITH HIS ASSIGNMENTS ,I KNOW HE IS IN HEAVEN JUST KICKING AND SINGING HIS HEART OUT ,BUT I AM NOT WORRIED BECAUSE HE IS UP THERE AMONGST FRIENDS AND FAMILY.I KNOW WHEN I WANT TO HEAR HIS VOICE I PLAY HIS MUSIC AND IT SOOTHES MY SOUL ,I FEEL LIKE HES RIGHT THERE ,AND THATS WHAT I WANT EVERYBODY TO DO LISTEN AND SEEK AND YOU SHOULD FIND HIM RIGHT THERE GIVING YOU ADVICE IN HIS SONGS ,AWWW THE DEPTH OF THAT VOICE SENDS CHILLS THROUGH MY SOUL ,OH ITS A WONDERFUL FEELING ,KEEP MY GEARLD MUSIC IN YOUR HEART AND TO THE FAMILY THANKYOU FOR BEING THERE FOR ME IN MY TIME OF NEED ,I WISH I COULD HUG EACH AND EVERY LAST ONE OF YOU BECAUSE THAT PROGRAM IS SIMPLY WHO GEARLD WAS AND WHO KNEW HIM BETTER THAN YOU ,I LOVE YOU AND CONTINUE TO HAVE THOSE SUNDAY DINNERS AND THE JOKES HE’S ALWAYS THERE LAUGHING WITH YOU………………….LOVE ALWAYS AND 4 -EVER MORE RONNISSA,CHICAGO

  27. TOOTLUVLEVERT Says:

    I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO THE LEVERT FAMILY FOR LETTING US{AS FANS}SAY A FINAL GOODNITE NOT GOODBYE BECAUSE I BELIEVE IN MY HEART WE WILL SEE GERALD AGAIN. I WILL KEEP THE FAMILY ,KIDS, AND FANS IN MY PRAYER. IF GERALD BELEIVE HE DIDN’T GET WHAT HE DESERVE I WANT HIM AND HIS FAMILY TO KNOW I AM PROUD OF HIM AND YES HE WAS SPECIAL AND THE BEST. I LOVE YOU GERALD ALWAYS. TOOTLUVLEVERT

  28. LENA GETTYS Says:

    MY PRAYERS GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY……WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU GERALD…..LENA,CONWAY S.C.

  29. Alyice Says:

    Gerald will be truly missed. I will keep praying for the family even when everything has settled down. I love you and may God keep smiling on you. I want to thank God and the Levert family for sharing your Angel with the world.God Bless You All.

  30. Anthony Says:

    Thank you gerald for all your songs and smile on those days when I wanted to sing in my car wanting to be just like you. Ypu have brought me joy in so many ways and i will truly miss you from the bottom of my hearts.My payers goes out to you and your family. Gerald I as a man of your era will miss you very very much much love Indiana

  31. GERALDINE Says:

    IN MY FATHERS’ HOUSE ARE MANY MANSIONS. GERALD IS IN ONE OF THOSE MANSION WALKING OR SHOULD I SAY GLIDING ON THE STREETS PAVED WITH GOLD. FOR THE FAMILY THANK YOU FOR LETTING US (THE FANS) BE APART OF THIS DIFFICULT & PAINFUL TIME IN YOUR LIVES AND PLEASE REMEMBER WEEPING ENDURES FOR A NIGHT BUT JOY REALLY DOES COME IN THE MORNING. MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS AND KEEP YOU AND YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS. GERRI

  32. Jessica Says:

    I just wanna thank GOD for blessing the world with a man like Gerald Levert he was beautiful inside and out and his voice made my heart flutter everytime I heard it He had a smile that would brighten up anybodys day Even though I never met him it feels like I have lost a close friend that the kinda impact he had on people Gerald is in a better place and is looking down on everyone so everytime the sunshine that’s him smiling down on you everytime you get a warm feeling that’s Gerald giving you a big huge He will be well missed but never forgotten he will be in our minds and hearts forever
    To the Levert family you all are in my prayers and Thank You for sharing such a wonderful man
    GOD BLESS

  33. Kathy Hinkle Says:

    Thanks so much to the family for sharing the program with us(his fans). I would have loved to have been there but i could not make it so i did my own tribute to him i played all of his CdS one after another and sat and thought about him and i prayed for his whole family.

  34. Deb Says:

    Gerald will be missed by all acorss the world. My prayes go out to the Levert family and it’s extentions. I would like to thank all the personalities and entertainers who took the time to pay tribute to such a great man and allow us, the fans, to be part of it.

  35. KIM BOBBITT Says:

    THANK YOU FAMILY FOR SHARING HIM WITH THE WORLD. HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.REMEMBER HE IS JUST AWAY. HE WILL ALWAYS LIVE IN OUR HEARTS.

  36. Nanette Dixon Says:

    My heart had became heavy when my best friend called me and asked if I had heard that Gerald Levert had past away. We love Gerald, and did appreciate the way he was a decicated performer. Every time he would come to Houston, TX., we would go see him, it didn’t matter if it was in concert or in a play, we would be their to see him. We thank GOD for putting him here on this earth to entertain us, but now it time for him to go to a better place. My prayers are with his family.

    We love you, Gerald,
    Nanette T.D.
    Sandra R.M.

  37. verna dixon Says:

    my love, blessings, and prayers i send to you, Gerald and your family. may God bless and keep you safe in your time of bereavement.
    verna!

  38. Jill F. Says:

    Gerald you will be missed but never forgotten. Thank you for all the years of giving us the many, many songs you made that touched so many of us. GOD Bless you, your family and friends. My prayers are with everyone. Rest Gerald, rest.
    GOD Bless…..

  39. paula Says:

    next Saturday i will be 40 years old. i grew up on the ojays music. and when Gerald came out with his beautiful soulful voice it reminded me of the ojays day. but the one thing i think I’ll remember most about him was when he and his father would perform together. it seemed to me that not only his music but his smile was so electric and contagious. it just made me smile to see him smile. i know that i can’t say that Gerald and his father got along all the time, what family does, but every time i would seem them they made me feel so good to see the love they had for each other. I’ll miss you Gerald. God bless the Levert family.

  40. Jacqueline Berry (Helm) Says:

    I’m a native Clevelander. I loved Gerald’s music. Some of his lyrics were too sexual for my ears. I really loved the O’Jays. What a group!!!
    May the blessings of GOD be with Gerald’s family and may we as a people draw closer to Holyness.

  41. NOVELETTE Says:

    WE THE FANS OF GERALD LEVERT IN HOUSTON WILL LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU TO THE FAMILY FOR SHARING GERALD MEMORIAL PROGRAM WITH US. HE WILL TRUELY BE MISSED. OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS GO OUT TO YOU. MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS AND KEEP YOU ALL.

  42. Craig Jenkins Norman Says:

    DRAMA,DRAMA,DRAMA,DRAMA,DRAMADRAMA,DRAMA,DRAMA,DRAMA,DRAMAGERALD WE LOVE YOU,WE THANK YOU FOR BELIEVING IN 3 YOUNG LADIES FROM CLEVELAND WHO HAD A DREAM TO SANG!!! YOU WILL GREATLY BE MISSED!! EDDIE LEVERT YOU’RE THE BEST THANKS FOR THE SPARKLE DRAMA HATS!!! MUCH LOVE!! SINCERELY DRAMA……….

  43. Mary Ogletree Says:

    I’m still in disbelief that my teddy bear is gone. Gerald you will truly be missed by millions!! My deepest condolences goes to the Levert family and friends. May God give you the strength you need to carry Gerald legacy and love on. God Bless you all!!!

  44. Pastor Thomas Carter Says:

    Our Father which art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.
    A. Picture calvary and thank God you can call Him “Father”
    By virtue of the blood of Jesus.
    B. Hallow the names of God corresponding with the five benefits in the New Covenant, and make your faith declarations. Thanks God for His success,and His family for helping so many people.

  45. Tiffany Norman Says:

    REST IN PEACE BIG TEDDY

  46. Roz Thomas Says:

    My thoughts and sincere prayers are still with the Levert family. Thanks for sharing Gerald with the world!

  47. Cynthia Harris Says:

    To a man that I will miss dealy. Too bad I didn’t get to see you come to Phoenix. You are the best, and I’ll see you in concert when I get there.

  48. Cynthia Harris Says:

    REST IN PEACE TEDDY BEAR!!!! :sad: YOU WILL BE MISSED BY MILLIONS OF WOMEN WHO COULDN’T WAIT TO HAVE FRONT ROW SEATS AT YOUR CONCERTS, ESPECIALLY ME!!!! THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE LEVERT FAMILY.

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  50. calliemckinney Says:

    :cry: we still love gerald levert we had a son nick name him G hope one day he sing like gerald levert we play his cds wacth his video all the time he is in everyone heart. we love you gerald levert you was a big big teddy bear at heart love.

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