Singer Cissy Houston performs onstage during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

Singer Cissy Houston performs onstage during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

*Grammy-winning gospel singer Cissy Houston will be front and center at Saturday’s Gospel Image Awards in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The mother of the late Whitney Houston will receive the lifetime achievement award at the event, to be held at the Halton Theater.

Houston was in the well-known vocal group, the Sweet Inspirations, who performed alongside artists like Aretha Franklin and Elvis. She won two Grammys in 1998 and 1996 for traditional soul gospel albums.

The Gospel Image Awards were created by The Praise Café TV Show to honor those who achieve spiritual excellence through Christian ministry.