RIP: DK. Stellar Award nominated gospel artist DRU
Excerpt from a press release:
The SRT ENTERTAINMENT family regrets to announce the passing of Dr. Norris Andrus Lipsey, professionally known as the Stellar Award nominated gospel artist DK. DRU.
Once in a while, music creators converge in a studio and what is created is pure magic. Pure magic is the only way to describe the vocal collaboration with Bishop Rance Allen, Stellar great and Grammy-nominated quartet legend Paul Porter of The Christianaires, veteran producer, songwriter, artist, Chris Byrd & True Victory and DK. DRU on his debut single, “Man From Galilee”, which earned him his first Top 30 appearance Billboard Gospel National Airplay chart as well as their first Stellar Award nomination in the Traditional Duo/Chorus Group Of The Year category.
Visitation was Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at New Horizon Church, 511 Courtland St., Maxton, NC 28364
The funeral arrangements are as follows:
Saturday, February 5, 2022
New Zion MB Church
140 Pinecrest Street
Plantersville, MS 38862
Please send gifts of love to:
Parkton North Carolina, 28371
Please $Cash App all donations to $NorrisLipseyblessme
About DK. DRU
DK. DRU is the stage name of contemporary gospel artist Dr. Norris Andrus Lipsey. Born in Camden, MS and raised in and around Tupelo MS, it was as a member of New Zion MB Church at a young age that he began to discover his singing and songwriting abilities. Norris joined the army and, while stationed in Germany, really began to develop his love for music by learning to play drums and bass guitar. He also formed different singing groups and performed in many talent shows presented to troupes in Germany. After the army ended, Norris discovered that his children also had a talent for singing and music, forming the band Norris Lipsey and the Faith Garden Singers. The group has been together for over 13 years, performing at churches, fairs, festivals, Gospel showcases and conferences all over the East Coast, even performing at BET Soundstage and Atlanta Live.
As part of his graduate studies, Norris earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Over the years, Norris has worked in many fields such as merchandising, import/export, insurance, sales, real estate investment, multi-level marketing, music, preaching, addiction and mental health. Norris sought the Lord through prayer and fasting for guidance. After years of “waiting on GOD”, GOD inspired Norris’ spirit to return to music.