January 19, 1939 - February 7, 2016
Mr. Edward V. McKesson, Jr., son of the late Edward V. McKesson, Sr. and Vera Fleming McKesson was born January 19, 1939 in Morganton, NC. He entered into eternal rest on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Providence Hospital, Columbia, SC. He was educated in the public schools of Morganton, NC and graduated from Olive Hill High School. He was a 1961 graduate of Winston-Salem Teachers College, Winston Salem, NC and received his Masters of Education Degree from SC State College, Orangeburg, SC in 1968. Mr. McKesson taught in elementary and middle schools in Richland One School District and retired in 1991. He enjoyed working his secondary job at the public hotels of Columbia. He was united in holy matrimony December, 1961 to Robbie C. McKesson, his wife of 55 years. He accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Slades Chapel AME Zion Church, Morganton, NC. He relocated to Columbia, SC and joined Jones Memorial AME Zion Church in 1961. He served dutifully at Jones Memorial as a Trustee and member of the Sr. Musical Choir. In 2006, he became an affiliate member of Old Mt. Zion AME Zion Church in Kingstree, SC where his wife was appointed pastor. At Old Mt. Zion, he served as a member of the Lay Council, honorary Trustee and was an honorary matron of the Woman’s Home & Overseas Missionary Society. Mr. McKesson, affectionately known as “Pete”, enjoyed working in the yard, fishing and bowling. He was a life member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. Mr. McKesson leaves to cherish fond memories, his loving wife; a sister, Vera (Harold) Biggers of Shelbyville, TN; an aunt, Marjorie Fleming of Morganton, NC; four sisters-in-law, Frances (David) Felder and Faye Highsmith of Camp Springs, MD; Patricia (Alex) Burkes, Chicago, IL; Wyonnetta Singleton of Silver Springs, MD and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mr. Edward V. McKesson, Jr., son of the late Edward V. McKesson, Sr. and Vera Fleming McKesson was born January 19, 1939 in Morganton, NC. He entered into eternal rest on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Providence Hospital, Columbia, SC. He... View Obituary & Service Information
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