Margaret H. Gaddy

Mother Gaddy

Missionary Margaret House Gaddy, 86, was born June 27, 1936 to the late Arthur Sr. and Cassie House in Leesburg, Florida. She lived in Wooster, OH and then Mansfield, OH for the past 50 years. Missionary Gaddy completed her earthly journey on Friday, December 23, 2022 at the Conard House in Mansfield, OH.

On February 25, 1953, Margaret married the love of her life, the late Elder Canty Gaddy, in Dade City, Florida. Together they parented Cassandra Yvonne and Canty Eugene.

Missionary Gaddy dedicated her life to the Lord at an early age and raised a God fearing family. When her husband, Elder Gaddy, accepted his calling into the ministry as an Evangelist and a Pastor, Missionary Gaddy was right by his side as a praying woman of God.

Missionary Gaddy served in the Youth and the Sunday School Departments for the Churches of God in Christ in various capacities within Trinity Gospel COGIC, the Mansfield District, and the Ohio North 1st Jurisdiction. She was known for generating excitement for Sunday School by introducing Sunday School Month which was held for the whole month of February each and every year. As the 1st Lady of Trinity Gospel COGIC, she was known for her elegance. She had a distinctive way of clapping her hands, shouting in her heels, and singing praises to the Lord. Even though she was regal and elegant in appearance, she had a very loving and caring spirit for all people. She always encouraged others to continue in their journey with the Lord.

Missionary Gaddy was a giver and shared wisdom with everyone she met. Also, she was a hard worker. She was the head cook for Wooster College preparing delicious meals for the faculty and students. She had a heart for helping young women with children and demonstrated this while working for the Richland County Head Start Program and for Ocie Hill. In those organizations, she helped young women and families to establish and to pursue their life goals in healthy environments. Not only was she a worker in the vineyard for the Lord, she also worked in her garden and flowerbeds keeping her yard filled with beautiful bright flowers and delicious vegetables. In addition, she was an avid walker around her neighborhood and Liberty Park for exercise.

Margaret Gaddy is survived by her son Canty Eugene (Lisa) Gaddy, 8 grandchildren Andrea C. Jones, Chantilly, VA; Lolita (Howard) V. Jamison, Braselton, GA; Woodrow Brian (Teisha) Jones, Georgetown, KY; Brandon E. Gaddy, Toledo, OH ; Jason A. (Kirstin) Gaddy, Cary, NC and Jasmine P. Gaddy, Jennifer M. Mitchell and Tanitta M. Mitchell of Mansfield, OH; 8 great grandchildren; 6 siblings: Willie (Earnestine) House Sr., Alvin (Olivia) House, Ruby (Steven) Thomas, Carolyn Diaz, Annie House, Shirley (Charles) Inman and a host ot nieces, nephews, and spiritual children.

Margaret is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years Elder Canty Gaddy, daughter, Cassandra Yvonne Jones, infant daughter, Beatrice Gaddy, 2 brothers: Gold “Buddy” Manor and Bishop Arthur “Kenny” House Jr.; and 2 sisters: Mary Steele and Evelyn Lowery.

Funeral services will be held on Friday December 30, 2022 at Providence Baptist Church, 112 W. 6th St. Mansfield, OH. Elder Mark Cobb, presiding. Viewing will start at 10 am with celebration of life service starting promptly at 11 am.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Debbie S Jefferson

    Rest in paradise woman of god

  2. Carolyn J Parker, former secretary at Providence

    Sending prayers of comfort to the Gaddy Family as they travel through this time of sorrow. Mother Gaddy was a very beautiful person inside and out. Such a joy to have a conversation with! There is comfort in knowing that her legacy will continue in your memories. Preserve them and seek comfort in them.

  3. Patricia Harris Pride

    My condolences and prayers to the Gaddy Family. Mother Gaddy was a beautiful woman inside and out.

  4. Twyla D Wilkins*Hood

    My Sympathy.

  5. Praying for you family during this time. We love you

  6. Evangelist Dr. Ella Bond-Mullens

    My sincere condolences to her family. She was an amazing woman of God. My prayer partner. I love her always and forever. RIH my sweet angel.

  7. God bless the Gaddy Family. You are in my prayers. I pray that the God of Comfort will strengthen and comfort you during this difficult time.

  8. Shirley and Charles Inman

    We love and miss you woman of God, you have now earned your rest with your Heavenly Father’s. Family let us remember and cherish all the good times, until we see her again.

  9. Rev. Hunt and Julia Hunt

    Sending warm condolence to the Gaddy and Jones Family. We are grateful for the time we shared in worship and fellowship. The greetings she gave expressing true Christian love toward us was a blessing. Praying for peace, comfort and strength, may the of Mother Gaddy bring you joy. God blessings upon you.

  10. Kerwyn, Denise, and Sam

    God will grant you peace during the transition of your cherished. Just know that the Finney family is always here for you. We love you Jones Family

  11. Kathy Watts Ezawa

    My deepest sympathies to Margaret’s family. She was an inspiration to me and provided a great deal of encouragement to me during a difficult time of my life. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.

  12. Minister Behavior Bryant & Family

    My sincere condolences to Mother Margaret’s family and loved ones, praying for each and every one of you.

  13. To the Gaddy Family, we’re so sorry for the loss of this beautiful woman of God, cousin Margaret. May the Holy Spirit comfort and keep you during your time of sorrow. Our deepest condolences. King Solomon and Maria Holmes of Belleville, MI.

  14. May you find comfort God’s special blessings and strength from your precious memories With Sympathy

  15. Our Condolences to the Family
    May the Love of God Comfort Your Hearts.
    Prayer & Love
    Barbara Simms Family

  16. Jeff, Roz, Willie Crittenden and Zonie McCowan

    Our sincere sympathy and condolences! RIH Queen!

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