In 2010, Grammy® winning recording artist and pastor Marvin Sapp tragically lost his wife of 18 years, MaLinda Sapp, to colon cancer.
On Tuesday, Sep. 9, on the four-year anniversary of her passing the widower opened up about a mean-spirited remark a person made to him that cut deeply.
“Recently someone said that I use the fact that I’m a widower as a crutch and that it’s getting old and to be honest it hurt me to my core,” he shared in an emotional Facebook message addressed to his wife.
The 47-year-old single dad did not reveal the person’s identity, but added in his open letter, “After reflecting on what they said and them not really understanding how we were one in every since of the word I just let it go.”
The “Never Would Have Made It” singer’s public post revealed that he feels he has “been under major attack by the enemy” since his better half departed.
Yet, he noted, “I have done my best with the help of The Lord. I’ve made lots of mistakes along the way.”
The late Mrs. Sapp was co-pastor of Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in Grand Rapids that the couple started together. In addition to her integral role in the local ministry, she managed her husband’s music career, helping usher him into enormous success.
Lady Sapp, a limited licensed psychologist, licensed professional counselor and college professor, was to be the first principal of the Grand Rapids Ellington Academy, but never got that chance.
In 2009, she was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. For a brief period, she was declared cancer-free, but the disease returned aggressively.
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SOURCE: EEW Magazine