WILL SING "NEVER WOULDA MADE IT" FOR THE NEW YEARS EVE SERVICE. ALSO COME AND PRAISE GOD WITH HIM EVERY SUNDAY AT MOUNT OLIVET IN ST. PAUL, AT 451 W. CENTRAL AVENUE. MR. HAWKINS IS A MEMBER OF THE CHOIR, A GUITARIST FOR THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT, A LEAD VOCALIST, AND A SOLO SINGER AS WELL.
Bio: Lee Roy Hawkins, Sr. has studies and performed music throughout his life. In his childhood in Alabama, his aunt was the guitarist that stimulated his interest. After moving to Minnesota, during his teen years, he studied voice, piano, and guitar. In school, he played alto saxophone in the school ...See Full Bio
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“MarQueis Gray Seeks Song of Salvation THIS STORY APPEARED IN THE MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE. THE SONG REFERENCED IS "NEVER WOULD HAVE MADE IT," WHICH WAS SUNG BY LEE ROY HAWKINS ON THE MORNING MINNESOTA GOPHERS QB MARQUEIS GRAY HIS REFERRING TO IN THIS ARTICLE, SAYING THE RENDITION OF THE SONG TOUCHED HIM AND CHANGED HIS LIFE! PRAISE GOD!!!!! The choir started singing, but MarQueis Gray tuned the music out. Gray looked at his mother, Alicia, laid his head on her shoulder, "and just busted out in tears," he says. As the singers roared, he described to his mother his newly steeled resolve to play football, to go to college, to overcome everything that seemed to be conspiring to hold him back. She began crying, too. "I took his head in my hands and said, 'This is what you want, then do it. You'll be all right, don't you ever doubt it,'" Alicia Gray says. "That's when I knew this all would happen, because he wasn't going to let it not happen." ”