Funeral Arrangements Announced For Dana Younce Willis
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Dana Younce Willis, sister of Ernie Haase's wife, Lisa, and daughter of the late George Younce of the legendary Cathedrals Quartet.
Dana suffered a heart attack on August 10 and died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Powder Springs, Georgia. She was 47.
Memorial Services Open to the Public
Friday, August 14 -- Macland Baptist Church, 3732 Macland Road, Powder Springs, GA 30127 (770)943-5511
Visitation: 12-2 p.m. Funeral Service: 2 p.m.
Dana was a loving, devoted wife to husband Robbie, with whom she owned Willis Tours, a charter and rental bus company.
"This is a sad, sad time and a very unexpected event," says Ernie Haase. "Dana was a truly wonderful sister, sister-in-law and daughter who loved life and was the sweetest person I've ever met. We are just devastated by her loss, but know she is happy to be with her father and her Heavenly Father."
Dana loved gospel music. It was her life, says Ernie. In celebration of her memory, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound will sing at her homegoing service this Friday.
In light of Dana's passing, EHSS has rescheduled the following August performances:
Charlottesville, VA from Thursday, August 13, 2009 to Friday, February 5, 2010.
Rochester, NY from Friday, August 14, 2009 to Saturday, February 6, 2010.
Cincinnati, OH from Saturday, August 15, 2009 to Friday, January 15, 2010.
Goldsboro, NC from Thursday, August 20, 2009 to Thursday, February 4, 2010.
With the group's more than 100 U.S. and European concerts this year, these are the earliest feasible dates for the rescheduled shows. Tickets for the August 13-20, 2009 performances will be honored for the 2010 dates. Ticket holders who can't attend the rescheduled concert should contact iTickets at 800-965-9324 by September 2 for a refund. (Service fees are not refundable).
The week of hardship for Ernie Haase & Signature Sound began on August 6 when the group's equipment trailer ripped away from their tour bus en route to Houston, Texas. EHSS was on I-55 South about one hour south of Jackson, Miss., when the accident occurred.
No one was injured on the bus or on the road, but the trailer and all the light and sound equipment in it was destroyed.