Woodrow Gardner

September 21, 1933 ~ November 22, 2019 (age 86)


On Friday, November 22, 2019 at 3:09 P.M., Woodrow Gardner left his earthly home to be reunited with his loved ones. ---- Woodrow was predeceased by his parents Reva and Charlie Gardner. His wife, Bessie Mae Gardner, Son, Leroy Gardner, Daughter, Lecia Gardner, grandson, Zedrick Hicks, great- grandson, Kentrell Gardner, and brother, Calvin Johnson.

Woodrow Gardner was born September 21, 1933 in Jonesville, Louisiana to Reva and Charlie Gardner. He was united in holy matrimony to Jessie Miller in 1953 and from this union one child was born.

In 1957, he married Bessie Mae Gardner. They were married for 44 years until her death in 2001. From their union, ten children were born.

He leaves to cherish his memories, three daughters, Annalee Jones (Lester) of Lake View, Arkansas, Brunda Franklin (Willie) of Helena, Arkansas, Barbara Gardner of Conway, Arkansas and one stepdaughter Carolyn Hicks of Helena, Arkansas. Five sons, Earl Gardner (Vernita) of Sacramento, California, Aundra Gardner of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Woodrow Gardner (Amanda) of San Diego, California, Phillip Gardner                     ( Shrhonda) of Russellville, Arkansas, and Troy Gardner (Jarita) of Fort Worth, Texas. Two sisters, Nancy Stanley of Flint, Michigan and Lorene Dixon of West Helena, Arkansas. One brother, Cecil Gardner of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Eighteen Grandchildren, Bernard Jones, Todd, Jones, Alfred Jones, Lester Jones, Wayne Jones, Trakelia Graham, Edward Graham, Terri Gardner, Lakendrick Gardner, Rebbie Gardner, Quinton Gardner , Sasha Gardner, Kierra Hines Green, Mytasha Foster, Dartavius Foster, Tristan Gardner, Levarius Gardner Zachary Hicks and Tatum Gardner. Forty-Three Great Grandchildren Zavyion Hicks, Khayilah Jones, Ariana Jones, Khyrin Jones, Sarah Jones, Jazwanna Ross, Alisia Jones, Karissa Jones, Theyvon Jones, Gerald Mitchell, Amariana Jones, Aidan Jones, Armani Jones, Talik Jones, LaMarcus Jones, Martarius Jones, Mayahna Jones, Ivyahna Jones, Kamari Jones, Janya Graham, Amariah Stallings, Enoch Graham, Edwyn Graham, Lakendrick Gardner Jr, Shakiya Gardner, Temprence Gardner, Ervin Calhoun, Avrin Calhoun, Sebastain Gardner, Natavia Gardner, Quentin Gardner Jr, Nakyla Gardner, Ayden Gardner, Nizarah Gardner, Christian Dash, Corey Dash, Cassidy Green, Carmen Seaton, Kolby Deshazer, Kobie Deshazer, Serenity Foster, Nakiyah Smith, Melanie Cody, and Mallory Holloway and Five Great Great Grandchildren, India Jones, Nova Jones, Zarica Mitchell, Lalani Mitchell, Kalani Mitchell and a host of other relatives and friends.

Woodrow enjoyed watching sports, fishing, and spending time with his family.

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18


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December 7, 2019

11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
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Helena, AR 72342
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Funeral Service
December 7, 2019

12:00 PM
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417 Walnut Street
Helena, AR 72342
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