We are confident, I say, and willing to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:8
A Time to be Born: SISTER ORA LEE CHILDS GADSON was born on April 8, 1928, Newton, Baker County, Georgia to the late Henry Childs, Sr., and Arrie Trice Childs.
A Time to Plant: She gave her life to Christ and joined the Weldon Springs Baptist Church where she served and worshiped for many years. She will be remembered as a person of service to others who believed in the power of prayer. Wherever she was, she was not afraid or ashamed to acknowledge the Lord and appeal to Him for help.
A Time to Love: She was united in holy matrimony to the late Mr. Jessie Edward Gadson on July 7, 1951, in Dougherty County Georgia. To this union, five children were born.
A Time to Build: During her work tenure, she was employed by Ohio Valley Hospital and was a caregiver to several families when she moved back to Albany, GA. From Steubenville, OH. She volunteered in her Ohio community. Her many and passions consisted of included gardening, cooking, and sewing and crocheting for others plus caring for her family. She was an outstanding cook and loved to cook and bake for anyone for any reason as a part of her personal ministry and love for others.
A Time of Peace: The final call of God to come home was received by her Monday, April 4th, 2022. The legacy of her season is left to four remaining children: Carnell Gadson of Oakland Park, FL, Marion Jean Gadson Holman (Leonard) of Albany, GA, Jessie Lee Gadson (Trena) of Fort Wayne, IN and Donna Renee’ Gadson Bussey (Royce) of Danville, CA, grandchildren Leonard Jason Holman II, Heather Brittany Holman, Asia Monet’ Bussey, Asante Armani Bussey, Tiffany Fields, great-grandchildren: Leonard Javon Holman III, Lenterrious Sean Holman, Jayin Joshua Holman, Jordyn Jaliyah Holman, Averi M. Rice.
She was proceeded in death by her husband, Jessie and one son, Clenest Edward (Dickie) Gadson and one grandchild Kendrick J. Davis.
She was blessed in her life to have many loving and caring relatives both living and deceased. Twelve brothers and sisters: Walter Childs, H.C. Childs, Artis Lee Childs and Ruby Mae Childs Bowen, Odessa Childs Green, Johnnie Mae Childs Green, Helen Childs Pryor all of whom preceded her in death. Eunice Lawrence (Albany, Georgia), Rosetta Bennett Lamb (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Margaret Works (Albany, Georgia) and Betty Dennis (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.