Mr. Jesse Gadson, Jr. was born May 20, 1942, in Eastover, SC the beloved son of the late Jesse Gadson, Sr. and Brazzie Thomas Gadson.
Jesse attended the public schools of Richland County, SC. He was a graduate of Hopkins High School. After graduation, he moved to Englewood, New Jersey. Shortly after relocating to New Jersey, he became a bus driver for Rockland Coaches. His daily route included transporting passengers from Englewood, New Jersey to New York Port Authority and the George Washington Bridge in Manhattan, New York.
He was united in holy matrimony on May 12, 1962, to the former Marva Stephenson, and their union was blessed with the birth of two children.
In addition to his parents, Jesse was also preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Grooms; and his brother, Eddie Lee Gadson.
He leaves to cherish his fond and precious memories his loving wife of 60 years, Marva Gadson; one loving daughter, Yvonne Gadson-Wilson of Hopkins, SC; one devoted son, Leonard Gadson Sr. of Snellville, GA; five (5) loving grandchildren, Leonard Gadson Jr., Shavon Morris, Nicole Wilson, Imani Gadson, and Conrad Gadson; loving brothers, Charles (Nadine) Gadson Sr., Robert Gadson, Dennis (Jacqueline) Gadson Sr., and Lewis Gadson, all of Columbia, SC; loving sisters, Queen Linen and Mary Gadson both of Columbia, SC; one caring uncle, Kermit (Candida) Thomas; sisters-in-law, Mary Battle, Barbara Stephenson, Joyce Stephenson, Brenda Stephenson, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving relatives and dear friends, all of whom will dearly miss him.