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Leroy "Roy" Gadsden

July 8, 1948 — April 14, 2024

Edisto Island

Leroy "Roy" Gadsden

Mr. Leroy Gadsden, son of the late Foster Nathaniel and Catherine Mamie Gadsden was born July 08, 1948, in Charleston, South Carolina.

He attended Jane Edwards on Edisto Island, South Carolina and Baptist Hill High School in Hollywood, South Carolina. He had many different jobs, but his profession was a Mechanic.

At an early age he became a member of The New First Baptist Church on Edisto Island but later joined Redeemer Fellowship on Edisto Island, South Carolina.

His siblings who have preceded him in death, Evelyn (Arthur) Wright, Harold (Myrtle) Mack, Frank (Maggie) Gadsden, Mamie (David) Fenley, and brothers-in-law, Albert Anderson, Sr, and Joseph Fenley.

Leroy’s life will forever be cherished by his loving and caring wife, Mrs. Karen Gadsden. His siblings Lavinia Armstrong, Edisto Island, SC, Rosalee (Joseph)
Washington, Adams Run, SC, Emma Anderson, Atlanta, GA. Elouise Fenley, Edisto Island, SC, Foster (Marie) Gadsden, Edisto Island, SC, Mary (Albert) Campbell, Charleston, SC, and Virginia Gadsden, Charleston, SC. His children Shanta Ann Gadsden, Jacksonville, Fla., Shantel Denise Gadsden-Garcia, New York, Cassandra Bailey, North Charleston, SC, Theodora Graham, North Charleston, SC, and Hasib McNealy, New York. His grandchildren Preston Gadsden, Henry Mulligan, Jr., Rashard (Gianni) Gadsden, Domonique Gadsden, Sakema Mclaurin, Kyleeyah Webb, Briana Webb, Lon Garica, and Laura Farrell. His great grandchildren Domonic Simmons, Titus Gadsden, Mercury Simmons, Amare Bowens, and Amara Simmons. His Mother-In-Law Victoria Bailey and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A memorial will be held:

Saturday, April 27, 2024

12:00 Noon

Gadsden Hill

519 HWY 174

Edisto Island, SC. 29438

Rev. Robert Heath, Officiating

Our hearts have been made to rejoice during the illness and passing of our loved one by the many acts of kindness extended to our family. Your prayers and all expressions of love and sympathy are greatly appreciated. May God’s blessings of peace and love continue with you forever!


Life Is Forever, Death Is a Dream

If we did not go to sleep at night

We’d never awaken to see the light.

And the joy of watching a new day break

Or meeting the dawn by some quiet lake,

Would never be ours unless we slept

While God and all His angels kept,

A vigil through this “little death”

That’s over with the morning’s breath.

And death, too, is a time of sleeping

For those who died are in God’s keeping.

And there’s a sunrise for each soul,

For life, not death is God’s promised goal.

So trust God’s promise and doubt Him never.

For only through death can man live forever!

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at 
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Palmetto Cremation Society, 5638 N Rhett Ave, Charleston, SC 29406, 843.722.2555.



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