Gene Earl Beene, AKA Gerald “Larome Powers” Robinson, formerly of Benton Harbor, made his transition to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in Dallas, at the age of 77.

Mr. Beene, a renowned R&B soul singer and musician, was born Nov. 21, 1942, in Mantachie, Miss. As a youngster, he and his family moved to the Benton Harbor area where he attended the Benton Harbor Area Schools and later graduated from Benton Harbor High School.