Edith Franklin Gardner

October 11, 1924 - February 07, 2016

Edith Franklin Gardner, 91, of Fairlawn, passed away at Carilion NRV Medical Center on February 7, 2016. She was born in Hillsville, VA on October 11, 1924. She was a member of Fairlawn Presbyterian Church and Circle # 2. Edith was a dedicated homemaker whose pride and joy were her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard E. Gardner, Sr.; daughter, Shirley Phillips; son, Gregory Gardner; her parents, Jackson & Mattie Franklin; and sister, Vergie Jones. She is survived by a son Leonard Edward Gardner, Jr.; two grandchildren, Traci Phillips Patton (Robbie) and Brian Phillips (Crystal); and six great-grandchildren, Ainsley, Cassandra, and Sydney Patton, and Nicholas, Alexander, and Madelynn Phillips. Funeral Services will be Wednesday February 10, 2016 at 11 AM at Fairlawn Presbyterian Church with Pastor Allison Unroe officiating. Interment will follow in Sunrise Burial Park, Fairlawn, VA. Friends may call after 6 PM Tuesday at Fairlawn Presbyterian Church where the family will be from 6 until 8 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Fairlawn Presbyterian Church Building Fund 6900 Pulaski Ave., Fairlawn, VA 24141. A special thanks goes to the Carilion NRV Emergency Department and the CCU nurses for their loving care during this time. Online condolences may be made at The family is being served by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd, VA

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mark and toshia greenburg

roanoke, va
February 09, 2016

Ed and family We send our sympathy and prayers during this difficult time. Let your memories of your mother and the surrounding family and friends comfort you. Mark and toshia

Donna Hager

Radford, VA
February 10, 2016

Ed so sorry for the loss of your Mother. I know you two were very close. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care dear friend.