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Florence – Funeral service for Mr. Charlie “Booster” Gaskin, Jr. will be conducted 11:00 AM Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Savannah Grove Baptist Church, 2620 Alligator Rd. Effingham, SC. Interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens of Florence directed by Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC. 

Charlie was born on April 11, 1944, to the late Charlie Gaskin, Sr. and Louise Conyers. He died Saturday, May 26, 2018.

Charlie affectionately known as “Booster” was a Class of 1964 graduate of Cades High School in Williamsburg County.  

“Booster” was joined in holy matrimony to Linder Lee James.

“Booster” was a member of Saint Paul Community Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY and after relocating to Florence, SC joined Savannah Grove Baptist Church in Effingham, SC and served as a member of the Male Chorus, Sunday School Class and the Cooking Committee.

“Booster” was employed with Harvard Maintence Incorporation in New York, NY for forty years.      

 Survivors include two sons, Eric (Franchon) Gaskin and Gi Giaz (Sheri) Gaskin; one daughter, Erica L. Gaskin (Leroy) McFadden; three adopted children, Lester Desheers, Terrance Desheers and Valencia Desheers; three grandchildren, Jada Syrai Gaskin, Shaun S. Gaskin, and Janae’ Desheers; two siblings, Almeise Conyers McFadden and Willie (Erin) Durant; three adopted siblings, Clarence (Mildred) Hunter, Eugene (Jeanette) Hunter and Joan (Woody) Dunbar Sr.; a host uncles; aunts; nephews; nieces; cousins and friends.

Family will receive friends at 1428 Summergate Dr., Florence, SC.


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  • Saturday, May 26, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Smith Funeral Home of Florence
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018
    Sorry for your lost with deepest Sympathy. I went to school with Charlie.
    ~ George(Pete )Mouzon & Family   Hamden, CT
  • Sunday, June 03, 2018
    We can look forward to the day when there will be no more sickness and death. Revelation 21:4 says: "And he (God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away". God cares for the brokenhearted; Psalm 34:18 assures us that he is close to them. Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7)
    ~ Rachel Morton
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    Accept our sincere condolences in your recent loss. May you find some comfort in the words of Psalms 34:18 which reads: " Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit " Yes, we can ask for help and rely on God. He also has made the sure promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise. (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11, 29). Be confident that this is SURE to happen because Isaiah 55:11 ensures us of this. Find out more online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez