by ANNA TAYLOR
CRUM, W. VA (WCHS/WVAH) - A little more than two weeks before her 91st birthday, Fannie Spaulding of Crum, West Virginia decided to let the Holy Spirit lead her in a song that has now been viewed almost 2 million times on Facebook.
As of Friday afternoon, a Facebook video posted by her great nephew had received more than 1.9 million views and more than 54,000 shares and 16,000 responses. The video shows a spontaneous performance by Spaulding of “What A time In Heaven.” She performs in a night gown in her living room.
Lincoln Bragg Jr., who filmed and posted the video, said she used to sing in church but isn’t able to anymore. He said Aunt Fannie just stood up and started singing while the family was visiting.
“This was a blessing,” Bragg said.
Bragg said he has received multiple messages from people around the world praising the video after watching it.
Fannie’s family is planning a birthday party Saturday afternoon. She turns 91 next Thursday.