Ernest Gaddist Jr.

Born: Mon., Mar. 21, 1949
Died: Sun., Dec. 20, 2015


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    Ernest Gaddist Jr., the son of the late Ernest Gaddist Sr. and Jennie Mae Graham (Gaddist), was born in Charleston, SC.  He was educated in the Beaufort County School system and was a graduate of Robert Smalls High School.
    In his youth, he attended Mt. Sinai Church in Big Estate, SC. In 1968, he enlisted in the Army. After he completed boot camp at Ft. Jackson in Columbia SC, he was deployed to Vietnam from 1969-1970. After he returned from Vietnam, he met Mary Louise Fields in 1971 and their union resulted in one son Kevin. 
    He worked as a Corrections Officer for New York State. However, he later moved to Goose Creek, SC in 1984 and worked as a water technician for the City of Goose Creek’s Public Works. Later in life, he attended Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in N. Charleston, SC.  
    Ernest touched many lives and will be remembered most by:  his son, Kevin Gaddist, his former wife Mary Louise Fields-Gaddist; his mother, Jennie Mae Gaddist of Jenkins, SC; two brothers, Arthur Lee Gaddist (Marilyn), Allen Gaddist; two sisters, Pernell Ladson and Doretta Gaddist-Jones; six aunts Annie Lee Green, Carrie Miles, Josephine Culbert, Martha Gilbert, Louise Beard and Mildred Nichols; three aunt-in- laws Joyce Miles, Lizzie Geddist and Catherine Miles; one special god daughter, Stephanie F. Polite; and a slew of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 

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Faust Family
   Posted Thu December 24, 2015
Dear Gaddist Family and Friends, we read about Ernest's death and wanted to express our sympathy to all of you. May your many memories bring you comfort and peace. May your prayers bring you the peace of God that goes beyond all human thinking to guard your hearts. (Philippians 4:6,7

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