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Lillie Mae Gardner

November 22, 1942 ~ May 17, 2021 (age 78)


Due to COVID Restrictions, Funeral service for Lillie Mae Gardner will be for family only. 
The family has provided a list for those who are welcome to attend. 

Viewing is open to the public; however, a mask is required. 


Mrs. Lillie Mae Gardner was born in Madison, Florida on November 22, 1942 to the late, Frank Wilson and Mary Bellamy.  She grew up in Madison where she attended elementary school, graduating from Madison High. Lillie later moved and lived most of her adult life in Jacksonville, Florida.

Lillie’s spiritual foundation was established at an early age. She was a dedicated member of St. Stephens AME Church. She served in the adult choir and was an employee of the St. Stephen Childcare Learning Center. Lillie loved and adored children of all ages.

She was united in Holy Matrimony with Mr. Ronald Gardner of Jacksonville, Florida.

Lillie was preceded in death by her parents, Frank Wilson and Mary Bellamy; sister, Beth Ealy.

She leaves to cherish her memories and perpetuate her loving kindness, her devoted husband, Ronald Gardner; sons, Ricky (Omega) Wilson of Houston,Texas, Johnny (Veronica) Heard  of Louisville, Kentucky; Kenny (Roberta) Wilson of Jacksonville, FL, Reginald (Patreace) Heard of Jacksonville, FL, Eric Heard  of Miami, FL, Antonio Heard of Jacksonville, FL;. Daughter, Erica MCGhee of Jacksonville, FL; Brothers, Jerry Frank (Diane) Wilson of Madison, FL, Johnny Frank Wilson of Mississippi, Eddie Lee Wilson of Madison, FL, Cassandra Wilson of Madison of FL; Sisters-in-Law, Yvonne (Joe) Jones of Jacksonville, FL, Patricia Gardner of Jacksonville, FL, Cora Collins of Jacksonville, FL; A special niece, Latoniay Johnson (David Johnson, Sr.) and son, David, Jr.  Lillie also leaves behind 21 grandchildren, 11 great grands, 3 great great grands; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; close friend, Carlos Preston; Like a daughter, Natasha Williams and the Staff at St. Stephen Childcare and Learning Center.

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May 27, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McKinney Family Funeral Home, Inc.
6507 W. Beaver Street
Jacksonville, FL 32254

Funeral Service
May 28, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Stephen AME Church
913 W. 5th Street
Jacksonville, FL 32209

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