GASTONIA - Teressa Diane Gardner, 60, of Gastonia, passed away July 20, 2013, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center.
A Gaston County native, she was born May 12, 1953.
Mrs. Gardner was preceded in death by her father, Billy Drum; and three grandchildren.
Diane was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who dearly loved her family.
She is survived by her husband of more than 41 years, the Rev. Danny Gardner; mother and stepfather, Edith and Earl Mincy; daughters, DeeAna Tate, Kristien Heffner and Danielle Gardner; brothers, Ricky and Douglas Drum; sister, JoAnn Penner; and grandchildren, Lucas, Christian, Grayson, and Thomas Tate, Makayla and Brandon Heafner, Kyler and Addison Bolton; and Hailey and Mallory Skidmore.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 22, at Greene Funeral Service, South Chapel, 1503 S. York Road, Gastonia.
A funeral service, officiated by the Rev. Gene Ware, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at the funeral home.
Entombment will be at Gaston Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Memorials may be sent to Living Hope Baptist Church, 609 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC 28054.
Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.
A guest registry is available at www.greenefuneral.com.