It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of legendary drummer, musician Marvin McQuitty on Tuesday, September 11 in Houston, TX. Marvin McQuitty, who collaborated with everyone from the gospel artists and Israel & New Breed to the pop stars and Jessica Simpson, passed away this week at age forty-six.
McQuitty, a true talent, made an indelible impact on music and his loss is felt throughout the industry. His humble spirit, kindness and generosity will be missed.
The Memorial Service for Marvin McQuitty will be held Monday, September 17 at 11am. The service will take place at Grace Church of Humble located at 7224 North Sam Houston Parkway East, Humble, TX 77396.
There will also be a "Celebration of Life" Service held in Marvin's hometown of Detroit, MI next Wednesday, September 19 at 11am at Straight Gate International Church. Straight Gate is located at 10100 Grand River, Detroit, MI 48204.
In lieu of flowers and other gifts the McQuitty Family is requesting that donations be made in honor of Marvin to support his daughter's college education. To make a donation via any major credit card or Paypal, login in to any one of the following sites: www.marvinmcquitty.com or www.newbreedmusic.com. Checks may also be mailed/made payable to: Grace Church of Humble and designated to Marvin McQuitty Memorial Fund and mailed to the address above.
While we will miss his presence here on earth, we look forward to the day when we will see him again.
Marvin McQuitty Jr., born August 30, 1966, was an American drummer, best known for his work in Gospel music.
McQuitty worked with the likes of gospel artists Fred Hammond and Israel & New Breed to pop stars such as Stevie Wonder and Jessica Simpson. In addition, he was both the booking manager and on the road intermittenly with Praise and Worship Grammy nominated artist Israel & New Breed.
In addition to producing for various artists, McQuitty gave drum clinics and spoke to youth groups in churches all over the U.S. and abroad.
Marvin passed away on September 11, 2012.