Darlene Gardner

Mrs. Darlene Gardner was born on July 6, 1966, to Earsel and Molene Mathews Gardner. She was a member of the Lilly of Carroll Chapel CME Church.

Her strong will to live, unwavering Faith in God, the love and prayers of family and friends, and many supporters carried her through months of pain. Yet throughout her own struggle, she managed to still love more than ever and kept a smile on her face. Darlene enjoyed her life with her friends, sitting on the porch, drinking coffee, and talking for hours.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Earsel and Molene Gardner; her two brothers: Waymon Gardner and Dewey Gardner; and a brother-in-law: A.T. Cartwright and 1 sister: Annie Mae Gardner. She leaves to cherish her memories of 2 sons and 1 daughter: Derrick Gardner and wife Jeanie of Spring, Texas, and Eric Gardner of Center, Texas, one daughter Tiffanie Gardner; four grandboys: Clydarius, Ja’Mori, Ja’Quez, and Ja’Dus. 1 granddaughter: Shakira Bell; 1 great-grandson: Bryson Amir Johnson; 2 sisters: Dorothy (Leo) McCollister of Tyler, Texas; Dorothy Lavearn Cartwright of Shelbyville, Texas; and a h

Active Pallbearers

James Hewitt Charles Hewitt Tommy Mason
Jamie Cartwright Chadrick Hines Sr. Thomas Gardner

Honorary Pallbearers
Andre Cartwright

Michael McCollister Kelvin McCollister Keith McCollister


Thank you for your personal visits, phone calls, and other acts of kindness during our
time of bereavement are deeply appreciated. A special thank you to Elara Caring

Hospice Care.
St. John Cemetery

At the Home of Dorothy Cartwright
Arrangements Entrusted To:

Hicks Mortuary
804 Martin Luther King Drive
Center, Texas 75935

ost of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended grandkids, and friends.

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