Deacon Alex Gordon

July 18, 1940 ~ February 18, 2022 (age 81)


Deacon Alex Gordon was the son of the late Eddie Gordon, Sr., and the late Moriah McFadden
Gordon. He was born on July 18th , 1940. This union was blessed with 9 children, seven of whom
preceded Alex in death. Alex attended the public schools of Clarendon County. He was a mechanic and
agricultural farmer for many years, until his health declined.
He joined Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Turbeville, SC, at an early age. Alex sung with many
gospel groups. Singing was his passion (especially with his father, the late Eddie (Mossy) Gordon, as he
was affectionately known to many, and his siblings).
Alex was joined in Holy Matrimony to Joretha Smith Gordon on October 22, 1963. This union
was blessed with seven children. Two preceded him in death, his son David Gordon, and his daughter
Susan E. Gordon Burgess. He was also preceded in death by one son in law: Dennis Miller.
Alex leaves to cherish his memory: his caring wife Mrs. Joretha S. Gordon, four beautiful
daughters: Annette Fulton of Scranton, SC, Stacie (Jason) Duffie of Olanta, SC, May Gordon of Coward,
SC, Vickie Miller of Scranton SC, two adoring sons: Clarence Gordon of Scranton, SC and Jonas (Pam)
Gordon of Olanta, SC, one brother: Ervin (Nora) Gordon of Lake City, SC, sixteen grandchildren (five of
whom preceded him in death), twenty-one great grandchildren, four sisters in laws: Pearlie M. Smith of
Coward, SC, Lou Ella Wright of Sumter, SC, Fannie Holmes of Lake City, SC and Gloria F. Smith of Lake
City, SC, three brother in laws: Leroy Smith of Turbeville, SC, Tommy Smith of Lake City, SC and Sam
Smith of Olanta, SC, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Alex had two special friends
whom he considered like his brothers: Dexter Moore and James (Bubba) McFadden.

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February 23, 2022

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Green-Cooper-Gaskins Funeral Home LLC.
309 S.Church St.
Lake City, SC 29560

Funeral Service
February 24, 2022

1:00 PM
Believers Holiness Center
4301 US 52 hwy South
Scranton, SC 29591

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