Charlotte, North Carolina, August 2, 2009. Ivan Ray Sturdivant and Cecil Roosevelt Sturdivant (February 6, 1925 – September 28, 2009). Mr. Cecil Sturdivant was a native of Ansonville, North Carolina who moved to Charlotte in his teenage years, found employment in the dry-cleaning business, served a stint in the United States Army, and raised a family. At the age of thirty, he helped launch the Bell Jubilee Singers, a long-running gospel quartet that also featured Nappy Brown.
We are glad to have met you and to have you heard you sing, Mr. Sturdivant. Rest In Peace.
Thanks to Jesse Paddock for shooting and editing the video.