Jesse L. Eaddy, the son of the late Nathaniel Eaddy and Ethel “Rosa” Robinson, was born May 20, 1936 in Florence County. He departed this life on May 26, 2021 at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, South Carolina.
Jesse attended public schools in Florence County and received his diploma from Wilson Senior High School. He loved music and was a member of the Wilson Senior High Band as a drummer.
On October 31, 1954, Jesse was joined in holy matrimony to the late Inez Wilson Eaddy of Florence. They were married for forty years, and their union was blessed with six sons: Victor, Earl, Rubin, Kenneth, Phillip, and Robert. He later married the late Corine Burroughs McCrea Eaddy in 1997 and increased his family with three additional children, Debra, Vincent, and Gary.
Jesse L. Eaddy was a devoted husband and father. He started his work life with Woolworths, Five and Dime then later worked at a local Lumber Processer and Sawmill. He also held a position as a material’s handler in the warehouse at DuPont and progressed to a position in casting until his retirement.
Jesse fellowshipped and became a member of St. Peter’s Believers Holiness Church where he dedicated his life in service for over fifty years. He served in numerous capacities: Sunday School Teacher; Deacon for over thirty years; Sunday School Superintendent for St. Peters; Superintendent of Sunday School Programs for The Believer’s Holiness Church Conference; Treasurer of The Believer’s Holiness Church Conference; served as a member of the Executive Board of the Believer’s Holiness Church Conference and was ordained an Elder of The Believer’s Holiness Church Conference.
Jesse was preceded in death by his parents; his spouses, Inez Wilson Eaddy and Corine Burroughs McCrea Eaddy; and two sons, Earl Eaddy and Robert Eaddy.
Jesse leaves to cherish his life memories: his children, Victor (Yvette) Eaddy of Charlotte North Carolina, Aleisha Eaddy of Columbia, South Carolina, Rubin Eaddy of Florence, South Carolina, Kenneth (Pauletta) Eaddy of Panama City, Florida, Phillip (Marguerite) Eaddy of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Jackie Eaddy of New York, New York, Debra (Idrickson) Bodkin of Hemingway, South Carolina, Minister Vincent McCrea, II of Kingstree, South Carolina, Elder Gary Leroy (Minister Tina) McCrea of Stone Mountain, Georgia; two sisters, Shirley Jackson of New York, New York and Rebecca Fikes of Mitchellville, Maryland; and a host of nephews, nieces, grandchildren, great grandchildren, extended church family, other relatives, and friends.
Please keep the family of Jesse Lee Eaddy in your thoughts and prayers.