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Honoring Marvin McQuitty, Jr. (1966-2012)

GospelPundit.com joins the rest of the music community in honoring the life of Marvin McQuitty, Jr., who passed yesterday.

McQuitty is perhaps best known for his long-time, influential role as a drummer with Fred Hammond, but he has worked with just about everyone in gospel music, and beyond. He is incredibly well-respected and loved by many.

Let’s pray especially for his wife, Kim, and

their two daughters, Marielle and Simone, that the peace of God will guard and comfort them in this time.


  • Leah Honore

    R.I.P. Marvin McQuitty Jr. When I found out that Marvin had passed my heart dropped. I am so glad that I got a chance to meet and know him. He was an awesome and very talented drummer. My prayers and sincere thoughts are with his wife Kim and his two daughters. My heart is heavy but I know he is in a better place. I know he is playing the drums for the Lord right now.

    • wayne williams

      Im stunned having just heard that Marvin Mcquitty as gone to be with the Lord. What a blessed man, muscian, minstral he was who i was fortunate to meet . __I pray that i can be the type of muscian annointed minstral that Marvin Mcquitty was, may the peace console his family in this time of time of loss

  • Edith from Michigan

    Marvin McQuitty – This news was very difficult to hear. He was a beautiful and kind man and I never knew him to have a bad day. God must have needed a drummer, he indeed was the best! Praying for Kim (Kimmie) , their two daughters, his sweet Mom, April, Inger, Dee-Dee and just the whole extended family. We are all just saddened, devasted by this tragedy – but we know that earth has no sorrow that God can't heal. I last saw Bro. Marvin at the homegoing celebration service of Bro James Hammons earlier this year, both were from Inkster, Michigan. At Bro. Hammons funeral it was said in a humorous, loving way, "Can any good thing come out of Inkster" – well, the answer is yes. And we now greatly have to another of the greatest men to have walked this earth. Rest on my brother-til that great getting up morning, fare-thee-well, fare-thee-well.

  • Rodney

    I still remember the times going over to Aunt Grace's house in Inkster as we grew up, playing with April, Marvin, Inger, and Desiree. Those were great days–memories I will always cherish. You ran your course cuz…and you will be greatly missed.

  • Mandla Mhlanga

    Its really sad that Marvin ( Teacher, Mentor, Minister, Inspiration) is gone so soon to be with the Lord. You personally touched my life in a special way particularly during your time with the Great Fred Hammond. I started playing Drumms when i watched you on VHS playing Glory to Glory, and my life has never been the same. I thank the almighty God for your life sir, It was one lived to His Glory. Let the Praise begin again in Heaven now that you are there. R.I.P SIR………,..

  • Parris

    He was somebody who I watched as a young musician from afar as a fan, and then when I met him, he was more. Someone with charcater and integrity. Usually when you meet your heroes you're left underwhelmed, well when I met him, I was pleasantly surprised. I was able to call him uncle and friend. I am pained by his leaving but I'll be glad to see him again. I'm praying for Kim and the girls. Love you guys!!

  • Oscar Lemphane

    My condolences to the fam, all the way from South Africa biggest fan! First I heard Marvin play I was like that’s not just playing, but ministering right there “bringing deliverance. R.I.P Marvin.

    • Gerald DeBerry

      I am not a drummer but He was always an inspiration to me, I will be praying for the Fam.

      Gerald DeBerry

  • Simba

    He waz one of my icons. We bless God for such a tremendous life……

  • Stephen A.

    I am torn in two opposing directions… in one, I am shocked… on the other, I REJOICE!!!! because I am SURE of where my brother Marvin is..
    I was blessed to meet Bro. Marvin almost 12 years ago, when I was involved with a group that opened up for FH&RFC. He was at all times generous, giving, and accommodating to a complete stranger. We kept in touch for the next couple of years… no matter what his schedule, he found time to talk to me on the phone. I think it was the last time I saw him, he had given me a pair of his drumsticks for my daughter, who had an interest in the drums at that time… REST IN THE PRESENCE OF THE ALMIGHTY FATHER! I love you brother.
    Stephen A.