Willie T. Summerville Tributes

The True Gospel
March 29, 2017

Mr. Willie T. Summerville. His name rolls off your tung like a True melody that you are  hearing for the Read more…


Willie T. Summerville, our Beloved Director of “The Messiah”
March 21, 2017

I joined the Gibson City Choir in 2012 to sing “The Messiah” and have participated ever since. What a blessing Read more…


My Mentor
March 20, 2017

I met Mr. Summerville my senior year in high school. Central was doing a concert at Robeson Elementary School and Read more…


He Is …
March 18, 2017

“How do I begin to answer the question I know you been wonderin’?  When could … why could … how Read more…


A Legend
March 18, 2017

This is my tribute to a man I considered family. My Uncle T.  A Man who appreciated my existence from Read more…


Awesome man of God & musician
March 18, 2017

ssending prayers to the Family Mr Summerville was a awesome man to all that knew him . He’s now resting Read more…


Willie T. Summerville, What a Life of Service!
March 17, 2017

Brother Summerville showed how to live for Christ, with a life full of service. He rose higher than anyone in Read more…


Condolences to the Family
March 17, 2017

To the Summerville Family: On behalf of my family and the New Zion Missionary Baptist Church Family, I am writing Read more…


Truly A Man of God
March 17, 2017

Deacon Willie T. we fondly called him. A man who “walked the talk;” the epitome of “this little light of Read more…


Miss you
March 16, 2017

To my wonderful and dynamic cousin.Will miss you in the human form but not in the spirit. Make them shout Read more…


Salute to the Maestro!
March 16, 2017

Truly no words are adequate to capture the love, admiration, and deep ache in my heart felt in this moment Read more…


NAACP Champaign County Branch Salutes the Life and Legacy of the great
March 16, 2017

Willie Thomas Summerville Resolution of a Conductor and Consoler in Chief Whereas: The mission of the National Association for the Read more…


Namaste
March 15, 2017

I was only in the Champaign Urbana area for a short 2 year period but while there I met Bro Read more…


Sadness and Joy Combined
March 15, 2017

Quite a loss is being felt by many these days. ….. The world is now minus a true original , Read more…


Team highsmith
March 15, 2017

Im loss for words but do have things to about a godly ,man loving dad, grandfather. When me and team Read more…


Thanks
March 15, 2017

What a great privilege it has been to know and become part of the Summerville family. Bro. Summerville had such Read more…


My Life Changer
March 14, 2017

In high school, my older brother was a bit of a trouble maker. Mr Summerville did not judge him based Read more…


Dear Mr Bill Bill,
March 14, 2017

This is Glaaaadis! I want you to know that there is no way to say good-bye to you, even if Read more…


RIL A Truly Amazing Man
March 14, 2017

I was blessed to have married into the family. When I met Uncle Wiilie T the first time, I was Read more…


Fond Memories
March 14, 2017

My piano teacher!!  A great friend!  Always referred to me as “Miss Mt. Olive”, with that great smile.   Sung Read more…


RIH my cousin and friend
March 13, 2017

I was and am deeply saddened to hear of the loss of one of my favorite first cousins. He was Read more…


From our family to yours
March 13, 2017

Our deepest sympathies to the Summerville family.  We know Dr. Summerville is whole and well with our God.  Home! His Read more…


Janice Oney
March 13, 2017

Thank you, Mr Summerville, for being the best music teacher in junior high and for teaching us valuable life lessons. Read more…


Singing and Playing In The Heavenly Choir
March 13, 2017

The first time I met you was at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church at choir rehearsal with my Uncle James Read more…


Taking Us Chocolate Kids to the Vanilla Suburbs
March 13, 2017

Mr. Willie T. Summerville was a man who did soooo much for me as a young black boy with no Read more…


Everyone’s Father
March 13, 2017

One of the greatest things about Mr. Summerville was the size of his heart! He was everyone’s Father! He have Read more…


Good Rev Deacon Summerville
March 13, 2017

Wow,this is a hard thing to be doing.Never did I think that I would have to say see you later Read more…


Yes, Jesus Loves You
March 13, 2017

How many times I walked into choir rehearsal to Jesus Loves You, I can’t count them because it’s how we Read more…


Willie Summerville
March 13, 2017

Mr.Summerville i would like to thank you for the time we had together!   Making time to come when i Read more…


Mr. Summerville
March 13, 2017

I met Mr. Summerville about 32 years ago, when Carter CME and St. Luke choirs would join together. He always Read more…


He Helped Make Me
March 13, 2017

The biggest blessing to my music ministry EVER was when I was 18 years old.   My minister of Music Read more…


RIH Maestro!
March 13, 2017

Mr. Summerville embodied Jesus’ love for all. He never met a stranger and was so full of joy you could Read more…