Inez Andrews, Chicago gospel singer, dead at 83

Inez Andrews delivers as hundreds listen on the nearly packed main floor of Operation PUSH Headquarters in Chicago during the 2009 funeral of Koko Taylor. Andrews died Dec. 19, 2012, at the age of 83. (AP Photo/Eric Y. Exit)

December 20, 2012 9:26:00 AM PST
Chicago gospel singer Inez Andrews has died at the age of 83.

Andrews got her start as a member of The Caravans, a gospel group, in the 1950s and early 60s. She also wrote songs that many artists recorded.

Andrews was also known for her signature song, "Lord Don't Move That Mountain."

Her cause of death has not been determined, although she was undergoing treatment for cancer.

Andrews is survived by seven children, 19 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.