Elder Canty Gaddy
1932 - 2013
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Elder Canty Gaddy

MANSFIELD: Elder Canty Gaddy, 81, of 397 Third Ave. died Sunday morning, December 15, 2013 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital.

Elder Gaddy was born on Friday, December 2, 1932 to the late James L. and Beatrice Pearson Gaddy in Sebring, Florida and had lived in Mansfield the past 41 years. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. In 1972 Elder Gaddy was appointed by Bishop Robert Fields to serve as Shepard of what was then Fields Temple. Soon after his appointment he changed the name to Trinity Gospel Church Of God In Christ and lead the church for the next 41 years. Elder Gaddy did not believe that the church was just four walls but that the church should represent and support the community. He accomplished this with is Outreach Ministry in the park on the northside, radio ministry featured on WMAN, and acquired a Trailways bus that he drove himself to church conventions, programs, and shopping trips. Elder Gaddy was also a National Evangelist, State Sunday School Evangelist of the Ohio North Jurisdiction, and a member of the Mansfield Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance. On a community level he was a member of the City of Mansfield Water Department Board, and served as a Mediator for the Civil Court System.

Canty is survived by his wife of 60 years Margaret House Gaddy; daughter: Cassandra (Elder Woodrow Jr.) Jones, son: Minister Eugene (Lisa) Gaddy, Mansfield; 8 grandchildren: Andrea C. Jones, Virginia, Lolita (Howard) V. Jamison, Woodrow Brian (Teisha) Jones, Brandon E., Jason A. and Jasmine P. Gaddy, Jennifer M. and Tanitta M. Mitchell, 7 great grandchildren; 4 sisters: Daisy Fortner, Mansfield, Mary Lyles, Katherine Lamb, Wessie (Robert) Knight, St Petersburg, Florida; 3 brothers: Johnny (Josephine) Gaddy, Brooksville, Florida, Thomas (Nancy) Gaddy, Duluth, Georgia, Robert (Ida) Gaddy, Perry, Florida.

In addition to his parents an infant daughter, Beatrice, 2 sisters and 5 brothers, preceded Canty in death

Friends may call Friday in the Maddox Memorial Church Of God In Christ one hour prior to the 12:00 noon funeral service. Elder Robert Bradley will officiate the service. Interment will be in Mansfield Cemetery

Friends may leave online condolences at www.williamsfuneralservices.com






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Published in News Journal on Dec. 18, 2013.
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January 7, 2014
I can remember Pastor Gaddy coming to Orrville many times to True Church and ministering in the 70s. He was a very powerful man of God. I am yet in Orrville and a member of Oasis of Love church Mansfield also now preaching Gods Word. I am praying for family. He was truly a warrior for Christ.
Dwayne Caldwell
December 27, 2013
R.I.H Your in a better place.
Achantee King
December 21, 2013
JUST FINDING OUT ABOUT YOUR HUSBAND AND PRAY THAT THE LOVE OF GOD CONSOLES YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. I GREATLY RESPECTED HIM. W. H. SEWELL, JR.
December 20, 2013
My Prayers go out to the family. Rev. Gaddy was a very sweet and loving man of God. Mrs. Gaddy stay strong and continue to be blessed. You can depend on God to see you thru.
Chontru'
December 19, 2013
so sorry for your lost he was a wonderful man of God
fayette ali
December 19, 2013
TO MRS.CANTY GADDY, MR. EUGENE GADDY, GRANNY DAISY FORTNER, AND TO ALL FAMILY, FRIENDS AND ALL THAT LOVED ELDER GADDY MY DEEPEST AND MOST SINCERE AND HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO YOU ALL. HIS PRESENCE ON EARTH WILL DEFINITELY BE MISSED BUT THE JOYOUS MEMORIES WILL LIVE ON FOREVER. BE IN COMFORT KNOWING THAT HE KNEW AND LOVED THE LORD.
STEPHANIE SAMUEL
December 18, 2013
May you Rest with Jesus Forever, Elder Alan Edwards
Alan Edwards
December 18, 2013
Elder Gaddy was very special to myself and family as well. He was a great person and will be truly missed.

Elder and Mrs. Gaddy drove all the way to Columbus Children's to pray for my premature twins while they were in the Nicu. The twins today are healthy and strong and I truly believe Elder & Mrs. Gaddy's prayer's helped them push through. My family and I will be forever greatful.

I know Elder Gaddy you are in a wonderful place watching down over all of us.

Warmest condolences to the family~
Love, The Powers/Cowan Family~
La'Toya Powers
December 18, 2013
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Pamela Byrd
December 18, 2013
Amanda Taylor
December 18, 2013
May your family find love and comfort in celebrating the many memories created with Elder Gaddy.

Elder Gaddy was a great friend to our family over the years. He was always there for us when we needed him....especially, during our Mother's illness. He was with us every step of the way. We sincerely appreciate all that he was to our family.

"ELDER GADDY'S WORKS DONE HERE ON THIS EARTH, WILL SPEAK FOR HIM BEFORE GOD". RIP Faithful Servant.

Love,

The Bond Family
Chrissy Bond-Wooster
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