Jacqueline D. (Upshaw) Gadison

March 21, 1953 ~ July 30, 2019 (age 66)


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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Memorial Service
August 9, 2019

12:00 PM
Uhrich - Hostettler English Funeral Home
634 N. Water St.
Uhrichsville, OH 44683

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