In profound sorrow we announce the passing of Mrs. Bertha Mae Elizabeth Gardner. Graveside service will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Kennedy Memorial Garden, 2500 River Rd. Ellenwood GA. 30294. Viewing will be Friday at the funeral home from 12-6PM Grissom-Clark Funeral Home 404-373-3191.
Mrs. Bertha Mae Elizabeth Gardner was born to the late Walter and Marie Tigner on August 30, 1935 in Atlanta, GA. She departed this life on February 11, 2021.
She attended Atlanta Public School. At an early age she became a member of New Love Missionary Baptist Church where she enjoyed serving others.
Mrs. Gardner was always cooking and entertaining family and friends. She loved for family to come together and fellowship. Her love and compassion for other extended beyond family; she was the “neighborhood mom” who would care for and feed everyone in the community. Her love for shopping gain her the name “Our Modeling Queen.” She also loved traveling with family and especially her grandchildren whom she loved dearly.
She was married Martin Gardner for sixty-eight (68) years and to this union eight (8) children were born; one preceded her in death.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Barbara Alexander.
Mrs. Gardner leaves to cherish her memories to her loving husband Martin Gardner; seven children, Maxine(William) Harris, Anita Williams, Marian (Gerald) Harris, Kenneth (Kimberly) Gardner, Kelvin(Tracy) Gardner, Norman (Trecia) Gardner, Bashon (Karen) Gardner; one brother, Jesse Tigner; thirty (30) grandchildren; fifty (50) great-grandchildren; seventeen (17) great great grandchildren; two adoptive son, Gregory White and Arthur Banks; a host of other relatives and friends. A special thank you to her hospice team at Sacred Journey Hospice for your quality care of our loved one; Audrey Jones, Grace Garcia, Nancy Jones, Brandon Neal and Muhammed.
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