Othell “JJ” McFadden, Sr., 75, was born on April 28, 1945 in Mayesville to the late Maclone and Lula Anthony McFadden. He departed his life on November 9, 2020 at his home. He’s succeeded by his four children, Yvette Rhome of Hightstown, N. J., Othell McFadden, Jr. (Stephanie) of Williamstown, N. J., Annette McFadden (Angie) of Sumter and Jacobye McFadden (Donya) of Trenton, N. J. In addition, he leaves behind three siblings, Raymond McFadden of Jackson, N. J., Elhue McFadden (Carrie Lou) of Trenton, N. J., Dorothy Mae Barfield (Arthur) of Trenton, N. J.; four grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Othell, also known by his siblings as “Ding’s baby” attended Goodwill Elementary and Eastern High School in Sumter County. After graduating in 1963, he relocated to Hightstown, NJ, in which he pursued his dreams, hopes and aspirations of becoming a chef, entrepreneur and family man. In addition, he met a beautiful young lady, name Betty Jo Preston from Jacksonville, Florida. The two got married and started a family. In accordance with the COVID 19 guidelines, the family is requesting face masks and social distancing be observed by relatives and friends during visitation at the home, 3745 Myrtle Beach Highway, Sumter. Graveside services will be held 12:00 noon, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Goodwill Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 295 Brick Church Road, Mayesville, with the Rev. Richard Dozier, pastor. The procession will leave the home at 11:30 a. m.
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