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Sam Reuben Gadson, Jr

Death 29 May 2011 (aged 83)
Burial Sumter County, South Carolina, USA
Plot Billie-Simon
Memorial ID 101246117 · View Source
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Sam Reuben Gadson Jr., husband of Dorothy Green Gadson, died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Sumter Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Sumter County, he was a son of the late Sam Sr. and Rosetta Brunson Gadson. He was a lifelong member of St. Paul AME Church, where he was affiliated with the Sunday school and served as president of the male chorus. He was employed with Fort Roofing and Sheet Metal Works, Carolina Fabricating Co. and the Carolina Furniture Works for more than 40 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Thomas Brunson, Dewey Brunson, Leslie Brunson and James Gadson; and three sisters, Johnnie Mae Gadson Holland, Elizabeth Gadson and Mary Gadson Johnson.

He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Bertha Lonon Gadson Donaldson, who was the mother of the Rev. Dr. Friendly J. (Flora) Gadson Jr., Genilla G. (John H.) Frierson and Harold W. Gadson, all of Sumter.

Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Dorothy Green Gadson of the home; additional sons, David (Lisa) Gadson of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and Chief Warrant Officer 2nd Class Lincoln Gadson of Iraq; additional daughters, Georgia A. (Larry) Davis of Sumter and Sally Lesane, also of the home; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Willie (Evelyn) Gadson of North Charleston; and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday at St. Paul AME Church, Plowden Mill Road, with the pastor, the Rev. Robert E. Galloway, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Dr. Robert L. McCants, presiding elder of the Sumter District, the Rev. Alvin Webb, presiding, the Rev. Dr. Ernest Jackson, the Rev. Archie Temoney, the Rev. Sidney Hampton and other clergy. Interment will follow in the Billie-Simon Cemetery.

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  • Created by: Mary Lesesne
  • Added: 25 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101246117
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sam Reuben Gadson, Jr (6 Dec 1927–29 May 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101246117, citing Congruity Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Sumter County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Mary Lesesne (contributor 47874668) .