Heyward Gipson, 74, landscape contractor


Heyward Gipson, 74, landscape contractor

Heyward Gipson, a retired landscape contractor and construction worker, died Feb. 20 of heart failure at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Ashburton resident was 74.

Born in Clarendon County, S.C., where he attended schools, he moved to Baltimore in 1954 after serving in the Army during the Korean War.

He owned a business, Gipson Landscape Co., for the past decade. For the previous 35 years he was a worker for the Campanile Construction Co. in Baltimore and Poole & Kent contractors in Baltimore County.

Services were held yesterday at St. John's African Methodist Episcopal Church in West Baltimore, where he sang in the choir and belonged to the men's ministry.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 52 years, the former Hattie McFadden; two sons, Kelvin Gipson and Dwayne Gipson, both of Baltimore; two daughters, Ella Howard and Kim Summers, both of Baltimore; two brothers, Albert Gipson and Charlie Gipson, both of Baltimore; a sister, Hattie Owens of Sumter, S.C.; seven grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.

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