WATCH | Nurse sings gospel music for patient at Ashland hospital

Published: Jun. 3, 2019 at 6:52 PM EDT
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UPDATE 6/3/19 @ 7:30 p.m.

You'll often find Janie Muncy in church. Her family says it is rare of her to miss a service.

However, heart issues have been causing her some problems. And Sunday, she was at King's Daughters Medical Center receiving care.

Muncy has been dealing with a-fib, an irregular heartbeat. The night-shift nurse talked with Muncy and her family and learned that she loved gospel music. The nurse told the family to ask her next nurse, Bobby Blanton, to sing for them.

"She had asked me throughout the morning 'when are you going to sing?," Blanton said. "I told her I would come in and sing before lunch. It was just impromptu. I went through some songs. I didn't know the ones that she knew, so I just came up with songs that I knew."

He ended up singing the hymn 'How Great Thou Art' for Muncy and her family. Her family recorded video of the moment and shared it with WSAZ.

"It just got my heart," Muncy said. "He just touched my heart. I love 'How Great Thou Art.' I love that song. It's a wonderful song. It just touched everybody that was in the room."

Muncy says after Bobby sang to her, another nurse in the video offered to pray with her.

"Everybody asked him if he could sing," Muncy said. "He said he couldn't but that he could pray. I said 'well honey let's pray.' He got me by the hand and he prayed the prettiest prayer and it was so pretty."

Blanton used his gift to help lift Muncy's spirits during a very stressful time.

"She was worried and kind of anxious and she seemed to calm right down and she's been smiling and happy ever since," Blanton said. "I've been blessed to be able to sing. God has given me a talent to sing. To be able to do something a little different and that patients appreciate is nice and rewarding."

Muncy says she has now formed a friendship with Blanton and says she can't wait to hear him sing again.

"I thank Bobby for coming into my life," Muncy said. "I think we will have a friend from now on because he has touched my heart."

Muncy had surgery Monday afternoon to put a pacemaker in. Her family says she is recovering and in good spirits.

ORIGINAL STORY 6/3/19 @ 6 p.m.

A nurse at King's Daughters Medical Center used his gift to help calm the nerves of a patient going through a stressful time.

Janie Muncy, 80, of Kermit, is usually in church every Sunday. This past Sunday she was in the hospital dealing with heart issues.

So when her nurse, Bobby Blanton, found out she loves gospel music, he used his voice to transform the hospital room into a church sanctuary.

Muncy's family recorded the special moment and shared the video with WSAZ.