Gertrude H. Gardner
1941 - 2020
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Gertrude H. Gardner was born on October 31, 1941 in Savannah, GA to the late Deacon George Holmes and Deaconess Romena James Holmes. Gertrude grew up in Riceboro, GA where she continued her education at Liberty County Training School, which is today Liberty County High School. She graduated Liberty County Training School in 1959. Soon after graduating High School, Gertrude entered Savannah State University and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. Once completing her degree, Gertrude started teaching second grade in the Liberty County School System until she retired. She has taught, encouraged, inspired and ministered to many people, races and cultures during her 30 year career. She received the Liberty County Teacher of the Year award in 1989. Gertrude was a Deaconess at First Zion Baptist Church under Pastor Rev. B.N. Jones where she served faithfully in the Baptist Training Union and sang in the choir. She was also a member of the Eastern Star. Mother Gertrude H. Gardner later worshipped at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Temple under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Eddie C. Campbell, Sr., Pastor. On June 18, 1960, Gertrude Gardner married the love of her life the late Deacon Alexander Gardner, Jr. of Riceboro, GA. Gertrude and Alexander were married for 55 years. They were blessed with two sons. Gertrude Gardner was devoted wife, mother, grandmother, Deaconess, teacher and an amazing woman of God. She leaves to cherish her memories to two sons: Dennis (Lisa) Gardner of Macon, GA and Tyrone Gardner of Atlanta, GA; three grandchildren: Cameron, Andrew and Chelsea; one sister: Georgeann (Leroy) Lentz of Tampa, FL; two sisters-in-law: Barbara Holmes of Riceboro, GA, Bertha Holmes of Tampa, FL; two Goddaughters, Myra H. Walthour of Houston, TX, Deborah Williams of Walthourville, GA; and host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Visitation: 1:00pm – 5:00pm, Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at the funeral home

Graveside Services: 11:00am, Thursday, December 24, 2020 at First Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, 1642 Barrington Ferry Road, Riceboro, Georgia 31323

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Published in Coastal Courier from Dec. 22 to Dec. 29, 2020.
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December 31, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Plummie and Josephine Roberts
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December 28, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady. I use to work with her years ago at Joseph Martin. She is in good hands now.
Tammy J Screws
Coworker
December 28, 2020
Oh my she was a wonderful woman. Worked with her at Joseph Martin when I first started in the system. I loved her so much. Always pleasant to be around.
Tammy Screws
Coworker
December 26, 2020
She was a kind and loving Godmother that I’ve known my entire life. She always called me Pammie and she and Godfather were there for important events for me
My condolences to Dennis and Tyrone
Pamela Lumpkin Hunter
December 25, 2020
My sincerest condolences to Mrs Gardner’s family.
She was and will always be my favorite teacher. She left her mark on me and I’ll never forget her
Adam Cader
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