Sallie Beatrice Davis Gardner passed away peacefully on June 7, 2013 at the age of 85. She was a native of West Feliciana Parish and a resident of New Orleans for most of her life. She was the daughter of Reverend Rudolph H. Davis and Bertha Payton Davis and the wife of Cornelius Walter Gardner. Sallie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, Francis Joseph Gardner; a granddaughter, Ronieta Thomas Yates (Clayton); sisters Ernestine Davis Thompson and Hattie Davis; and brothers, Lionel Davis, James Davis and Edward Davis. She leaves to cherish her memory: two daughters, Genevieve Gardner Barthé and Christiana Gardner Brinson of Houston, TX; a son, Cornelius Rudolph Gardner of Playas Tiajuana, Mexico; five grandchildren: Brigitte Barthé Garnett (Yancy), Qiana Barthé, Christopher Gardner, Gentry Lamartin, Priscilla Warsley Williams (Ben); five great-grandchildren: Jada Garnett, Celia Garnett, Cionni Yates, Michael Lamartin, Gentry Lamartin Jr.; three sisters: Roxie Davis, Louvenia Dapremont, and Margaret George (Robert); two brothers: Feltus Davis (Elsie), and Charles Davis (Ruby); brothers-in-law: Thomas Gardner (Martha), Frank Gardner (Mildred); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. A Celebration of her Life will be held on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 11:00 O'clock a.m. at Brooks Shaw Temple United Methodist Church, 8818 Pear Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. Reverend Eunice Chigumira officiating. Visitation: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Interment: Saint Louis #3, New Orleans, Louisiana. Professional Service Entrusted to Estelle J. Wilson Funeral Home, Inc., 2715 Daneel Street, New Orleans, LA 70113. Information: (504) 895-4903. Betty P. Wilson-Dejoie & Jeffery K. Jenkins, Directors. To sign the guest book please visit: www.estellejwilsonfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Advocate from June 11 to June 14, 2013