In Memory

Transition Home to the Great Spirit
June 24, 2016 – 11:54am

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eddyfreak eddyfreak from KauaiHawaii wrote on June 24, 2016:
REST EASY GREAT WIZARD and enjoy the ride on the MOTHER of all motherships. Eternal thanks for your boundless inspiration, and the MOST fUnKaLiCiOuS
LiCks & GrOOves to ever enter Earths atmosphere.
RUCKAZOID RUCKAZOID wrote on June 24, 2016:
Stephanie Campbell Stephanie Campbell wrote on June 24, 2016:
RIP Bernie.
Tim Such Tim Such from Chatsworth wrote on June 24, 2016:
Thank you Dr. Worrell- you healed me more times than I can count. Your music will be with us forever.
Trevor Trevor from Sacramento wrote on June 24, 2016:
Your music will always be treasured in my household.

Free Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow. Rest In Peace Bernie.
James Hemingway James Hemingway from Columbia south wrote on June 24, 2016:
thank you for your analog love of music I appreciate your Gift
bill bill from Astoria, NY wrote on June 24, 2016:
1974, Schools Stadium, Bloomfield Ave, Newark, NJ. I saw P-Funk and my life was changed forever. RIP Bernie aka The Key To The P. Your music will live on forever.
Lynn Marie Rusaw Lynn Marie Rusaw from Albuquerque wrote on June 24, 2016:
A great loss of a great man. I was blessed to have worked on the Bootsy Collins Unity tour with him. A true gift to the world.
Maximus Prime Maximus Prime from Circleville, Ohio wrote on June 24, 2016:
Thank you Mr Worrell for your wonderful contribution to the Funk world. The universe will have a little less groove and swagger without you. RIP.
Take a ride on that Mothership.
Karl Doss Karl Doss from Richmond, VA wrote on June 24, 2016:
Thank you Bernie for sharing your musical genius with the world. Your legacy is timeless and impact upon music is beyond measure. Fly on.
Joanne Halfacre Joanne Halfacre from Normal wrote on June 24, 2016:
Rest in paradise Bernie. Thanks for the funk. Prayers to your family. ?
Bryant Davis Bryant Davis wrote on June 24, 2016:
We are new friends. It is my honor and privilege to meet you and your lovely family. Rest in peace my friend.
Mike Mike from Babylon, NY wrote on June 24, 2016:
I can't even describe how much I loved the sounds Bernie made. I saw him play with the Woo Warriors in Farmingdale NY about a decade ago and got to shake his hand. He was kind and humble. Over the years I saw him guide a new generation of funk in NYC with Deep Banana Blackout, Lettuce, Soulive, and other young musicians that looked to him as a forefather. Thank you Bernie. You are loved and missed already.
Karen Jones Karen Jones from San Francusco wrote on June 24, 2016:
Bernie your music lit my musical pathway. Thank you for your contributions to the Funk.
Darryl hayden Darryl hayden from Hampton va wrote on June 24, 2016:
Rest in peace Bernie fly on brother with love
Karen Palmer Karen Palmer from Brooklyn, NY wrote on June 24, 2016:
Thank you, Bernie for providing much of the soundtrack to my youth, and so many happy memories. You're joining quite an ensemble up there...I know Heaven's gonna be real funky now.
Randy Clere Randy Clere from Seattle wrote on June 24, 2016:
Dear Great Purple Spirit! You touched and graced us here on earth and beyond with your funkiness, joy and kindness. I feel especially blessed to have been alive during your 72 year sojourn on the planet.... As you dropped this mortal coil, you now are the infinite colors of all harmonies, melodies that stretch across the cosmos. R.I.P. Brother Worrell
Chris Sampson Chris Sampson from Houston wrote on June 24, 2016:
No way to describe how the loss feels I'm just grateful to Dr Woo for more than simply the music but also the example of being so humble and kind in the face of his greatness.
Steven Ivory Steven Ivory wrote on June 24, 2016:
The day before his transition, I was suddenly moved to listen to Parliament's "Aqua Boogie" and "Theme From The Black Hole," particularly to hear Bernie's phat moog bass lines. Today I now believe my urge to hear those grooves was Dr. Worrell waving farewell before his ascension. Thank you so very much, dear BW, for enhancing my life of listening here on earth. Much Love and everlasting peace.
Wayne carter Wayne carter from Petersburg, Va wrote on June 24, 2016:
Play on in Peace Bro' Bernie, We still hear Ya! And won't soon forget!