Marvin Sapp celebrated the birthday of his late wife recently with a heartfelt message.

The 47-year-old pastor and gospel singer, took to Facebook to honor his late wife.

“Today I celebrate the life of a phenomenal woman. My late wife Dr. MaLinda P. Sapp. Today would have been her 48th birthday,” Sapp wrote. “@marvie_marv @maddyy.gracee @kaikai_sapp and I miss you greatly ‪#‎RIH‬.”

Sapp raises his three children as a full time single father five years after his wife died from cancer in 2010. The gospel singer previously spoke to about missing his late wife, MaLinda Sapp, who also managed his career and helped with his church business.

“Every day is a new day. There are days when I get up and I cry, thinking of her,” Sapp told Eurweb months after she died. “There are days thinking of her and I smile. There are days when I’m angry. Days that I’m not. … We miss her.”

Sapp and his wife were the head pastors at Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., before she passed away. After being married to his wife for 20 years, Sapp spoke about the process of living without her.

“She was a wife that I planned on having for life,” Sapp said previously. “It’s still a process. It’ll probably be a life-long process. No matter what happens in my future. Some things you just don’t get over.”

Last Jan. Sapp, shared some thoughts about love on his Instagram page. He insisted “I Love You” is more than just three words which he once felt with his wife.

“It is the commitment to another’s happiness above your own which is the ultimate sacrifice. I’m beginning to wonder in our pursuits for relationship happiness do we really understand what I Love You really means,” he wrote. “I said it once before and lost a lot in the process but the gains with her far out weighed what I thought were losses.”

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