Jessie Wright Gadson Walker was born August 13th 1935 in Eutawville, SC. The oldest of 15 children born to Rosa Lee Washington Wright and Sam Wright, Jr., a farmer, Jessie worked hard with her family as a little girl, she could pick 315LB of Cotton quickly. Getting up daily at 3:00AM to cook for the family, while they worked in the fields. The Wright’s grew cotton, rice, corn, peas, beans and other vegetables, selling some of the crops for profit and keeping the rest for the table. The Wright’s were luckier than most Americans during the Great Depression of the 1930’s It was a time when many were out of work and housing and food were scarce. Growing up cooking for her siblings, Jessie gained a love of bringing joy to others through her cooking and baking skills. To this day some friends joked that Jessie could make mud taste like a 5 Star meal and she would say it taste wonderful because it was made with LOVE! Jessie grew up surrounded by a huge loving family she was affectionately known to many as “Sister”, “Sug”, “Titi”, and “Polly”. Jessie attended the public schools of Orangeburg District #3. At a young age Jessie attended St. James Baptist Church with her family. In March of 1952 she was united in holy matrimony to Isaac Clay Gadson until his death in 1972. To this union 7 children were born. They were faithful members of Unity Baptist Church. In 1979 Jessie was united in holy matrimony to James Edward Walker and became a faithful serving member of New Grove Hall Christian Church Summerville, SC to this union 1 child was born. A committed Eastern Star, member of Ancient Square Lodge #280, Mrs. Jessie has been a shining light spreading happiness in her community for decades by always being of service to others. She was a happy person ready to share an uplifting word. Head wrapped like the Queen she is... always carrying a smile and most of the time a jokey greeting. Nicknamed the “Energizer Bunny” by her sister Rose Marie, if Mrs. Jessie was not out delivering food to family and friends you could find her at the Summerville YMCA in her Swimming, Tai Chi and Zumba class right up until the 2020 pandemic. This 85-year-old inspired all!!! Showing that no matter how old you are you never take the “Life” out of Living! Mrs. Jessie has lived her best life. It has not always been an easy life, but she raised amazing children who were always devoted to her health & happiness.
In addition to her parents preceding her in death are 2 beloved daughters Beatrice and Pauline Gadson, Loving Husbands Isaac (Clay) Gadson and James Edward Walker her brothers Samuel, Morris, George Henry and Richard (Meck) Wright Sisters, Rosanne and Jacqueline Wright and Sister & Confidant Mary Lee Walley. She is Loved and survived by her Stepmother Carrie Wright, 6 Children, Jimmy (Terri-Denise) Gadson of Stockbridge, GA Sam Gadson of Decatur, GA Isaac (Vivian) Gadson, Jr. Of Beavercreek, OH/ Summerville, SC, Pamela Gadson of East Point, GA, Richard (Loretta) Gadson of Valrico, FL Twina Z. Walker-Feliciano of Atlanta, GA, a Loving Stepdaughter Louis Gene Ratcliff of Summerville, SC Rodney (Sarah) Montgomery, a devoted God Son, and his family of Goose Creek, SC. A number of grandchildren, God grandchildren and great-grandchildren that love their Grandma. Sisters and brothers Johnnie (Vernell) Wright Sr., of Vance, SC John A. (Victoria) Wright, of Oklahoma, City, OK, Peter (Mamie) Wright, Rose Marie Middleton, Harry Wright, Paul (Onetha) Wright all of Eutawville, SC, Benjamin (Joyce) Wright of Holy Hill, SC, Joseph (Charlotte) Wright Sr. Of Ladson, SC, Nathaniel (Barbara) Wright of Greensboro, NC, Deborah Macon of Raleigh, NC, Sallie Oliver of Goose Creek, SC, Step-Siblings, Paul (Shirley) Gadson of Orangeburg, SC, Elizabeth Halls of Cross, SC, Elick (Annie Lois) Gadson of Long Island, NY, Sister- in Love, Dorothy Gadson of North Charleston, SC a host of wonderful Nieces and Nephews that love their Auntie, Fun-Loving cousins, nice and caring community neighbors, a beloved church family, YMCA Friends, Some very dear friends and their family from all across the country.
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