Died: Mon., Feb. 15, 2021


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Feb. 27, 2021
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11:00 AM Sat., Feb. 27, 2021
Location: Stuart Mortuary Chapel

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Salena Faye Gaddie daughter of the late Willie Phillips and Helen Elizabeth Welch was born on August 11, 1951 in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Salena was educated in the Indianapolis Public School System. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Marion College in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Salena loved her career in nursing which sparked a trend in her family that many including her daughter, nieces, and sisters-in-laws followed in her footsteps.  She loved entrepreneurship so she put the two things together and opened up Pinnicale Learning Center where she educated and certified young people to become Nursing Assistants.

Salena had an eye for beautiful but thrifty things.  On Saturdays she loved to go as she called it "Goodwilling and Garage Selling" and she would use that quality time to spend with family and friends laughing and talking calling it fellowship time.

Salena was faithful member of Oasis of Hope Church where she was in choir and usher broad.

Salena departed this world on February 15, 2021 at the age of 69 years.  She was preceded in death by her son, Kellis Gaddie; her parents, Helen Elizabeth Welch-Garner and Willie Phillips and brother, Virgil Phillips. 

Salena leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Ellis Gaddie; her daughters, Tracy, Stephanie “Nikki” Andrews, and Korisha Gaddie; nephew, Antonio Phillips; grandchildren, Heaven Carson, Aaron Carson and her namesake “Baby Selena”; honorary grandchildren, Alayla Smith, Georgio Roddy, and Geovonni Roddy; sister, Willa Banks and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives who she dearly loved.



Humbly Submitted…………………….The Family


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