O'Landa Draper


O'Landa Draper Famous memorial

Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Death 21 Jul 1998 (aged 34)
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
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Gospel Singer. Considered one of the top gospel performers of the 1990s. After graduating from the Overton High School for the Performing Arts in Memphis, Tennessee he attended the University of Memphis. While there he served as student director of the Memphis State Gospel Choir from 1983 to 1985. In 1986 Draper organized his own gospel choir, "O'Landa Draper and The Associates." Over the course of his short career he was nominated for five Grammys and received the award posthumously for his last album, "Reflections", in 1999. He died at 34 of renal failure.

Bio by: Kim Inboden


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Kim Inboden
  • Added: 1 Jun 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 11074520
  • Find a Grave, database and images ('landa-draper : accessed ), memorial page for O'Landa Draper (29 Sep 1963–21 Jul 1998), Find a Grave Memorial ID 11074520, citing Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .