Gospel singer Dottie Rambo dies in to...

Gospel singer Dottie Rambo dies in tour bus wreck in Mo.

There are 37 comments on the Hartford Courant story from May 11, 2008, titled Gospel singer Dottie Rambo dies in tour bus wreck in Mo.. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Joyce "Dottie" Rambo, an influential gospel singer and songwriter, died early Sunday when her tour bus ran off the highway and struck an embankment.

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Reverend Essie

United States

#1 May 11, 2008
Dottie was quite an inspiration to me and am sure to many others. I will surely miss her ministry. I thank God that she is finally; at home with the Father she so dearly served and lived for.
Amy Williams

Franktown, VA

#2 May 11, 2008
We have lost a legend! We had Dottie at our church in November of 07 and saw her again in January 08 in Florida!
Our hearts break for Reba and her family and for ourselves!
But, she is truly sheltered in the arms of God!
I pray she never knew of the wreck but woke up in the arms of the Jesus she loved and served!
Amy Williams
Pastor Myrna Carnley

United States

#3 May 12, 2008
What a friend we havve all lost. i will treasure now more than ever my Dottie Rambo guitars. A legend now safe in the arms of her Saviour. I dedicated my last CD to her The Masters on Board. A song she made me promise to write using her guitar. I love you Dottie Reba, Larry and all the rest may you walk these next few weeks sheltered safe in the arms of GOd.Our prayers are with you.
janet black hagan

Nashville, TN

#4 May 12, 2008
My father was the driver for the singing rambos, for a decade in the 70's. I was 8 I loved buck and dottie and reba. When my father quit he became a firefighter his name was charlie black when he died in 2005 she sent a beautiful flower arrangement with a tiny bus in the middle Buck came to the funeral she will be missed but she is with god now.
Regina Palm Desert Ca


#5 May 12, 2008
"She was a giant in the gospel music industry," said Beckie Simmons, Rambo's agent.
Ms. Rambo was on her way to a Mother's Day performance at Fountain of Life Church in North Richland Hills, Texas, to sing with Lulu Roman and Naomi Sego.
Roman and Sego held a tribute concert Sunday morning for Ms. Rambo, whose chair on stage was covered with 200 roses, said Fountain of Life senior pastor Randy V. Thomas.
"Now she tells the angels how to sing those songs," Thomas said.
Parton: She'll be missed
Country singer Dolly Parton said in a statement that Rambo was a "dear friend."
"I know Dottie is in heaven in the arms of God right now, but our earth angel will surely be missed," Parton said. "Dottie was a dear friend, a fellow singer, songwriter and entertainer, and as of late my duet singing partner.
"Dottie, stand by the river and wait for me. I will always love you, Dolly."
Parton also sent condolences to Ferguson "and everyone involved in this terrible tragedy."
We Lost a Living Angel on Mother's Day !!!
Dottie lived the Golden Rule and Walked the Walk!
Dottie is "Singing with the Angels" !!!
Dottie was A True Blessing and God Called Her Home
My Prayers go out to the Entire families
Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed,
for I am Your God. I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with
My righteous right hand , Isaiah 41:10
Daniel Plainview

West Hartford, CT

#6 May 12, 2008
Never heard of her.
Regina Palm Desert Ca


#7 May 12, 2008
Queen of gospel music

this is for Daniel Plainview, in CT.
Regina Palm Desert Ca


#8 May 12, 2008
March 2nd
Dottie Rambo Inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall Of Fame

Film star and friend Lily Tomlin welcomed Dottie into the Kentucky Music Hall Of Fame with an introduction equal to a Kennedy Center Honor. Speaking eloquently Tomlin covered most of Rambos career with dignity and honor. Adding humor to her introduction Tomlin broke into her character of Ernestine The Phone Operator (Dottie's favorite of Lily's characters) with a phone call to the Lord asking him to look after our Dottie.
After Tomlin's introduction Dottie performed "I've Never Been This Homesick Before" to a very excited crowd that included a list of who's who in Kentucky music alumni.

The entire cast performed a finale of the old hymn "I'll Fly Away".
Dotties biggest fan


#9 May 12, 2008
There will never be another earthly angel like Dottie.She loved the Lord with everything in her. Her music has touched me deaply through the years. When I get down or depressed, and things arent going well in my life, I just put on Dotties CDs and the spirit in which ingulfed Dottie and her music, lifts me to new heights. Her music will live on for eternity. Now she is {In her song} "Teaching Angels How To Sing" I Loved Dottie Rambo.
Denise From Tx

United States

#10 May 13, 2008
ottie will be greatly miss here songs has been,always a blessing to me; in my most trying time i will so often see here on tbn she will be miss, to all that loved her be encourage.
Heaven Bound Because

Fort Worth, TX

#13 May 14, 2008
We have been blessed to sing a number of Dottie's songs that have truly blessed us and those who have heard them as well. We knew her only through the works of the Lord and will truly miss her. Some day All Of God's Singers will truly be home.
Our prayer for the family is peace and comfort that only the Lord can provide.
David Bailey Ward - Spokesman for HBBGS

Binger, OK

#15 May 14, 2008
dottie was an inspiration to us all. No matter what happens in life, keep your eyes on Jesus and tell the world how great He is instead of focusing on what you are going through. That to me, is Dottie Rambo!!!!!!!!

Grand Rapids, MI

#16 May 14, 2008
what an inspiration to anyone who new her or new of her. her music will be greatly missed and testimony. she is most definetly shelted in the arms of god. to all family and friends keep your keep your heart lifted in spirit she is home.

San Angelo, TX

#17 May 14, 2008
The "Singing Rambos" were one of my favorite Southern Gospel trios back in the 70s. Dottie Rambo was an inspiration to me. As I sang her songs I definitely understood the meaning of the words as God's anointing filled me and others. God is beholding one of the sweetest angels ever.


#18 May 14, 2008
Justifiably Bellicose wrote:
Don't be surprised if Dottie emerges from the wreck wearing a bandana tied around her forehead, going budd-a-budd-a-budd-a-budd-a with an M-60!!
Those Rambos are hard to kill, if the movies have taught me anything! Followed closely by the Schwartzeneggers!
You Must be on meth !!!

New Orleans, LA

#19 May 14, 2008
Just want to apologize for the butt headed comments from WPB, FL. Not everybody down here is a big a jerk as JB, but we do have them and they are free to be a putz when they can. See you when I get home, Dottie! Say, "hey" to Larry Norman for us! WOOT!!!
Wade Estes

United States

#22 May 15, 2008
Anyone who ever heard Dottie sing knew they were hearing the heart & voice of an angel. The words to her many songs came from her heart & were easily understandable. She's seen The Lights of Home & knows that Tears Will Never Stain the Streets of That City. Thank God for allowing Dottie to be with us for a while.
you are

Tappan, NY

#23 May 15, 2008
Justifiably Bellicose wrote:
What is a "PYSCH WARD"??
Must be really cool to warrant being typed in all-caps! I can't WAIT to end up there! I hope it's worth all your all-caps hype!

United States

#24 May 15, 2008
Justifiably Bellicose wrote:
Do you want to live a long life?
- Don't live on a street named with a number or a letter.
- Don't have a name that ends in "-ious".
- Don't ride around in ANY vehicle operated by a CHURCH!
People who do the above things are always making news for dying!
You my friend, are an idiot!!!

United States

#25 May 15, 2008
She has now found peace, and an eternal rest.
Her life has been a blessing, and a testimony of strength tried by fire.
Well done Dottie!

God may you bless her family, all of her loved ones, and all who have been touched by her music and her life.

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