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Bland Gardner, Sr.

October 14, 1957 — January 17, 2023

S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home Staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.

Bland Gardner, sr. 65, South Chesterfield, VA formerly of Snow Hill, NC, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at his residence surrounded by his loved ones. Bland was born on October 14, 1957, in Pitt County. Bland graduated from Greene Central High School in 1976. Shortly after he joined the military (Army) that's where he spent most of his adult life traveling the world. But what Bland enjoyed most of all was spending time with his family, watching TV, surfing the internet, and caring for their cat. Bland is preceded in death by his late mother Mary Lucille Gardner Bynum and his late grandmother Lettie Johnson Gardner.

He leaves to cherish his precious memories: His wife Vera Gardner of the home. His only son Bland Gardner, Jr., (Wife) Vernita. Three grandchildren, Cabria, Cayse, and Calique all of Midlothian, VA. One brother Monteri Dixon, sister, Janet Woods, both of Grifton, NC. One devoted sister Debbie J. Gardner, two nephews, Damian Carmon, and Takevius Carmon all of Snow Hill, NC. One uncle Joseph Gardner, Sr., Snow Hill, NC. Two aunts Dora Meeks, Snow Hill, NC and Bettie Massenburg (James) Kinston, NC and a host of other loving cousins. And a very special friend of the family, Fannie Brown, Bethel, NC.

  There will be a viewing held on Friday, January 27, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM at the J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, INC. 102 South Avenue Petersburg, VA 23803-4220.  The funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at 1:00 PM at the J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Chapel. The interment will be held in the Virginia Veterans Cemetery on Monday, January 30, 2023, at 1:00 PM, 10300 Pridesville Road Amelia, VA 23002.

 

Please maintain social distancing, and we recommend wearing your face masks during the service.

 

 Would you please keep the Gardner Family in your thoughts and prayers?

 

Service announcement by S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home in Snow Hill.

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Friday, January 27, 2023

9:00am - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, INC.

102 South Avenue, Petersburg, VA 23803-4220

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 28, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, INC.

102 South Avenue, Petersburg, VA 23803-4220

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Burial

Monday, January 30, 2023

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