EXCLUSIVE: Erica Campbell On Remembering Her Father

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On Wednesday, popular gospel music group Mary Mary announced via Twitter that their father, Eddie A. Atkins Jr., 66, died.

ESSENCE.com caught up with Erica Campbell to talk about what her father meant to her.

“It’s really hard to deal with losing my dad,” said Campbell. “He was truly the strength of our family. And even though him and my mom were not together anymore… they stood hand-and-hand and they stood side-by-side to support their children.”Campbell shared she learned a lot from her father, who passed away from cancer, especially his strength. “He had a lot of health issues my entire life,” she followed up. “No matter what he went through, he was a fighter. That’s what I learned. He was super hilarious and super sarcastic. He never let life take him too low. He had his low moments, but he never let life take him too low. That’s what we learned.

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