Two days before Christmas, Donald Young, the popular choir director at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, was discovered murdered in his apartment. He had been shot multiple times, including a shot in the head.

Donald Young, 47, conducted choir for more than two decades at the well-known church. He also taught fourth grade at a Chicago public school.

On Saturday, December 29, more than 2,500 people attended Donald Young’s standing-room-only funeral service, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Some mourners waited outside for over 20 minutes to say goodbye.

Senator Barack Obama, who attends the church, sent a letter of condolence. The letter, along were many others, was read during the service, according to the paper.

Authorities told The Chicago Sun-Times that Christmas presents and jewelry were missing from Young’s home.

No arrest has been made in the case. A police investigation is underway and a $1,000 reward is being offered for info leading to an arrest.

Donald Young had grown the choir’s membership to more than 100 members. They all attended his funeral-singing one last time for their leader.

Gospel Music Bites would like to send our condolences to Donald Young’s family and friend. We pray that the Lord will comfort them, at this difficult time. Please hold onto God and he will see you through.

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