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MaLinda Sapp, Grand Rapids church leader, dies from cancer

8:06 PM, Sep 9, 2010   |    comments
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Dr. MaLinda Sapp

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM/AP) -- Gospel singer and Grand Rapids native, Marvin Sapp is mourning the death of his wife and manager, MaLinda Sapp. Workers at the Lighthouse Full Life Center Church say Dr. MaLinda Sapp died Thursday from colon cancer.

MaLinda Sapp was a professional counselor and administrative pastor at Lighthouse Full Life Center Church. The church had posted a message on its website asking for prayers for MaLinda Sapp.

In 2008, the ministry purchased the 17 acre St. Joseph Campus, at 600 Burton St. SE, from the Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids, making it into Kingdom Square.

Dr. MaLinda Sapp leaves three children, Marvin II, Mikaila, and Madisson.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Marvin Sapp is one of gospel music's most popular stars. His 2008 song "Never Would Have Made It" set records for its duration on the charts, and he recently had a No. 1 hit on Billboard's gospel charts with the song "The Best in Me."

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