On July 30, 2019, Jacqueline D. Upshaw Gadison was welcomed Home.
Born March 21, 1953 to James "Chip" Truman and Mattie Upshaw (Watkins) in Dennison, Ohio, Jackie was a graduate of Claymont High School in 1972. She briefly lived in Columbus, Ohio, but ultimately settled in Canton, Ohio in late 1972 and remained a resident until her passing.
Cherishing her memory is her son Roger Upshaw, and daughter Kelisha Upshaw both of Canton, OH, Anthony Upshaw and Susie (Upshaw) Battie; her grandchildren Tyson Upshaw, Boston Upshaw, Demere Spicer, and Kevin Hoagland all of Canton, OH; her siblings, Levi Upshaw, Mary "Tina" (George) Holloway, and Rosa Shearer all of Canton, OH; Larry Edmondson of TX, and Mary "Liz" Martin, of New Philadelphia, OH; her aunt Juanita (Melvin) Barnett of Detroit, MI; favorite cousin Albert Truman; her best friend Joyce Richards Swoveland and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Special Thanks to niece Marchelle (Truman) Jackson.
We take comfort knowing that Jackie is again united with her mother and father, her brothers Robert, Raymond, Matthew, Gary, her sister Fannie, and her cousins Melvin "Jimmy" and Jackie.
A memorial service for Jackie will be held at 12 noon, on Friday, August 9, 2019, at the Uhrich-Hostettler English Funeral Home, Inc. at Uhrichsville, with the Pastor Rasheed As-Samad of the First Baptist Church of Dover officiating. Inurment will take place immediately following services at Union Cemetery in Uhrichsville.
Mother of many, love was plenty
Loved by many, Love was hard, love was friendly
Life was long, her touch was longer
Her presence was strong, Her heart was stronger
As days rise and set we come closer to reunite
Until then Mother I’ll never lose sight
My sister part you, our kids part you
As we all strive for greatness the world could never forget you.
Her final words to Roger and Kelisha were “I love you, IT’S BEEN NICE!”
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