STATEMENT FROM JUDY FERGUSON
Sunday morning, May 11, at approximately 2:19 a.m., the bus Dottie Rambo was traveling in was involved in an accident on I-44 near Mount Vernon, Missouri. The cause of the accident is under investigation. Dottie was travelling to meet Lulu Roman and Naomi Sego at a Golden Girls of Gospel concert in North Richland Hills, Tex., at the Fountain of Life church. On board with Dottie were her manager Larry Ferguson, his wife Judy and their two sons, Pierce and Christian, the bus driver Ronnie Meadows, and Larry's assistant Chris Barnes. The survivors have sustained multiple injuries and are receiving medical care. Doctors say they will all recover, however, it may be a long process.
Dottie Rambo was the most respected and beloved gospel songwriter in the world. Not only in the gospel music industry but also in secular music. She had written over 2500 songs many of which have been recorded by singers such as Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Whitney Houston, and Porter Wagoner, as well as nearly every gospel singer. Her music crossed all genres of music. From southern gospel through contemporary by artists from dc Talk to Lulu Roman.