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Agnes Gadsden Hamilton
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Birth: Jan. 9, 1928
Chatham County
Georgia, USA
Death: Apr. 29, 2008
Beaufort County
South Carolina, USA

Agnes Gadsden Hamilton 80, of the Little Capers Community of Lady's Island, died Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at home.

Funeral Services: 12 Noon Friday, May 2, 2008 at Bethesda Christian Fellowship, Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, St. Helena Island, SC. Burial will follow in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, Coosaw Island.

The Family will receive friends from 7 to 8 PM Thursday, May 1, 2008 in the sanctuary of Friendship Baptist Church, Coosaw.

She was born January 9, 1928 in Savannah, Georgia, the daughter off the late Deacon Melvin and Emily Gadsden.

Her early childhood years were spent in Savannah until she moved to Beaufort SC where she was educated by Miss Florene Sheppard in a ‘one room' schoolhouse.

In 1947, Agnes wed Johnnie Lee Hamilton. They later moved to Elizabeth, NJ. Agnes gave her life to Christ at an early age. In her later years she joined the Liberty Baptist Church and was a member there for over fifty years. Everyone knew of her love for singing gospel music. She was a member of the Senior and Emergency Choirs. Also as a member of the "Sweet Tones of Israel" she had the opportunity to appear at the Apollo Theater. Upon returning to South Carolina, she became a member of the Friendship Baptist Church.

Through her life's journey Agnes gained many valuable friendships, some greater than fifty years. Agnes was a very kind and caring person. Many of her family members were afforded an opportunity to move from the south and begin a new life up north as the doors to her home was always open to them.

Agnes' loving memory will be cherished by her husband, John. Her daughter and son in-law, Cynthia and Duane Jackson of Colonia, NJ. Her grandsons, LaGuardia, Desmond, and Rudy. Sisters Charlene Manigault of Savannah, GA and Earlene (Marvin) Ladson of St. Helena Island, SC. Brothers Melvin (Evelena) Gadsden of Lady's Island, SC, Alfred Gadsden, Lady's Island, SC, Julius (Florence) Gadsden of Hillside NJ, Preston (Phyllis) Gadsden of Newark, NJ. An uncle, David Smith of Savannah GA, an aunt Geneva Wilson of Lady's Island SC, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear longtime friends. Agnes also had a very close relationship with her Pastor Anthony and 1st Lady Cherry Wilcots. She loved them like her own children. Agnes was preceded in death by her sister, Johnny Seamon. 
Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery
Beaufort County
South Carolina, USA
Created by: D & D Fletcher
Record added: Aug 21, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 115834895


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