Louise ‘Mudear’ Gadson succumbs at age 94
Louise ‘Mudear’ Gadson was born July 9, 1920 in Lake City, Fla., to the late Collie and Emily Williams. The family moved to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in 1924.
She transitioned from this life on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Louise was educated in the Broward County School system. She was a member of the Dillard Panthers Class of 1938.
After high school, she met and married the love of her life the late Jason ‘Son Jason’ Gad-son on June 24, 1939. They were married 62 years, before God called him home. God blessed their union with 10 children. All were proud Dillard High Panthers, too.
Louise ‘Mudear’ accepted Christ at an early age at the Mount Olive Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. C. H.Williams. She was an active member of the Midget Choir (under the Direction of Mr. Tilman), the BYPU, Red Circle; Adult Choir #2 and Circle #8.
Louise ‘Mudear’ Gadson be-came a member of the Mighty Panthers Staff on November, 1959 until May 1979. She worked as a vegetablecook and cashier and during her long and productive life; Louise earned the respect, admiration and love of all with whom she came in contact with for 20 years.
Proceeding her in death were: sisters: Flora Williams; Revia Williams La Favor; Ernestine Williams; Wilson. Brother: Louis ‘LJ’ Williams. sons: Larry Gadson; Vincent ‘Bay’ Gadson. Daughters: Beverly ‘Gadson’ Taylor; Linda ‘Gadson’ Terrell. Mudear’s kind, gentle, and Ioving spirit and personality will be sorely missed. She was loving and loved by all who knew her. Louise ‘Mudear’ leaves to cherish her memories her loving daughters: Shirley Gadson-Wimberly (John), Fort Lauderdale; Rita Gadson-Johnson (Ransom), Port St. Lucie; Sons: Melvin Harris. Fort Lauderdale Jason ‘Bat’ Gadson (Deborah), Deerfield Beach; Curtis Gad-son (Shani),Calif.; Bruce Gad-son Fort Lauderdale.
A host of grands-(31), great-grands (53), great great grands (16).2 brothers: Andrew ‘Chick’ Williams; Sam-uel’Chuck’ Williams (Dorothy) Fort Lauderdale; Neices, nephews, cousins and friends. A special cousin-Elease Mc Cray. A special adopted sister; lda Mae James.