BRYSON NAKI GARDNER 6/23/1977 - 6/18/2014 Bryson Naki Gardner was born June 23, 1977 from the union of Jimmy Lee and Elizabeth Ann Gardner in Apple Valley, California. He was the second of four children. On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, the Lord saw fit to call His servant Bryson home from this life here on earth. At an early age, Bryson accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior and was baptized at Union Missionary Baptist Church in Barstow, California. He was a member of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California. Bryson attended Barstow Christian School, Kennedy Middle School, and graduated in the class of 1995 from Barstow High School, Barstow, California. He was a natural born leader and athlete from the time he could walk. He was exceptional in many sports, however football was his passion. Regardless of the endeavor, Bryson consistently improved himself, his peers, and those that surrounded him. After graduating in 1995, he continued his education and football career at the University of Idaho; graduating with two Bachelors Degrees. Bryson united into holy matrimony to Laura GietIer on October 22, 2004. From this union three children were born: Jaden B. Gardner, Braylen A. Gardner, and Jaycie F.I. Gardner. Bryson was a dedicated husband, an impeccable father, and a passionate brother and friend. He was a man who love to offer wisdom, support, and guidance to the youth. He devoted countless time to family and friends, exposing those in his life to boundless joy and inspiration. Bryson leaves to cherish his memories: wife, Laura I. Gardner; two sons, Jaden B. Gardner, and Braylen A. Gardner; daughter, Jaycie F.I. Gardner; father, Jimmy L. Gardner; mother, Ann Gardner; two brothers, Keenan D. Gardner (Lisa), and Jimmy L. Gardner Jr. (Desiree); sister, Shnita Gardner; three nephews, Byron A.M. Gardner, Kendall J. Gardner, and Mikah D. Gardner; two nieces, Kaliyah R. Gardner and Mariah L. Gardner; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and other family and friends. Services will be held on June 27, 2014 with viewing at 9 a.m. and service at 10 a.m. at Union Missionary Baptist Church, 1360 Riverside Dr. Barstow, Calif. 92311
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Published in the Daily Press on June 25, 2014