Wadesboro - Ellen Marie Gaddy (Coochie) was born March 21, 1960 to Ken William Gaddy and Clara Bennett. She was educated in the Anson County School System, graduating from Bowman High School. She attended North Carolina A & T University.
She was a lifelong member of West Deep Creek Baptist Church. She served dutifully as an Usher, a Choir Member and as a Youth Leader. Ellen loved the young people and wanted them to have the full “church experience.” She would fit all the young people into her car to attend afternoon or special services at other churches. She loved also loved to sing and had a beautiful voice! Ellen was often called upon to sing solos or to lead songs! She was also a proud member of Eastern Star, Pilgrim Chapter #244. But her great passion was people! She never met a stranger and would strike up a conversation with anyone about anything! You know she was an expert at everything!!!! Prior to her death, she was employed at Anson Children’s Center.
She lived her early years with her paternal grandmother, Marie Gaddy. Coochie could often be found in the kitchen watching her grandmother cook and learned from the best! Ellen could cook just about anything – she was famous for her cakes and pies!
She leaves to cherish her memory her son Ken William Gaddy II; a granddaughter, Honestii Spencer; her father Ken William Gaddy II(her mother preceded her in death); her aunt, Virginia Mae Taylor; four brothers, John David Williams (Caroline) of Wadesboro, NC and Reggie Cord (Randie) of Greensboro, NC; Ben & Harold Horn of Charlotte, NC; five sisters, Beverly Cason (Warren) of Charlotte, NC; Lahoma Edmondson of Capitol Heights, MD; Latisha Brown and Kendra Gaddy of Washington, DC; Edith Thompson of Charlotte, NC and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
There will be a service to celebrate her life at 1:00 pm Sunday, January 10, 2021, at West Deep Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Wadesboro. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Due to the continued COVID-19 risk, the family respectfully requests everyone attending funeral services wear a face covering and practice social distancing as much as possible.