Pastor Gerald Shelby Fleming, III, 58, died Sunday, July 15, 2007 at his home.
A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at Gospel Light Baptist Church in Orangeburg, SC, with the Reverend Darrell Wilkins and the Reverend Gene Rowell presiding. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at Sunnyside Cemetery in Scotland Neck, with full military rites.
Pastor Fleming was born in Rocky Mount, son of Gladys Adcock Fleming and the late Gerald S. Fleming, Jr. He was retired from the US Air Force, having served in Vietnam. He was pastor of Gospel Light Baptist Church, a board member of Missionary Assistance Group in Wilson, and a board member of Beacon International Mission in Johnson City, TN.
Pastor Fleming is survived by his wife, Judith Baisey Fleming; sons, Gerald Shelby Fleming, IV of Lawndale, Mark A. Fleming of Whitakers, and Jonathan D. Fleming of Columbia, SC; daughters, Judith L. Wingard of Springfield, SC and Rebecca A. Carson of Orangeburg, SC; mother, Gladys A. Fleming of Scotland Neck; sisters, Vicky Hicks of Henderson and Annette Coxe of Rock Hill, SC; brothers, Russ Fleming of Whitakers, Gary Fleming of Kansas City, KS, and Cary Fleming of Kenly; and four grandchildren.
The family will receive friends in South Carolina from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday at Gospel Light Baptist Church and other times at 178 Wakefield Drive, Neeses, SC. The family will receive friends in North Carolina from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.
Arrangements are being handled by Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck and Culler-McAlhany Funeral Home in North, SC.