Gloria Gardner Gardenhire passed away in her home at the age of 98. She was born to Callaway Fryer and Magnolia Johnson in Mcbean Georgia. Gloria moved to New York City at an early age. She resided there until the family moved to California in 1966. While in New York she worked as a cosmetologist and seamstress. In California she worked in the Electronics Manufacturing industry for 25 years. Gloria and her husband Frank moved to Augusta Georgia after they both retired. Gloria relocated back to California after Frank passed away in 2001.
Gloria is survived by her daughter Brigitte Regina Jenkins, her sons Jackie Eric Gardner, and Robin Kraig Gardner. She is also survived by her son-in- Law, Freeman K. Jenkins Jr, five grandchildren, nine great grand children and 3 great great grandchildren, and a host of other loved ones.
Gloria is preceded by her parents Callaway and Magnolia, her husband Frank, her sister Ethel, two brothers, David and Woodrow, and her son Kenneth (Teddy)
Gloria was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be remembered for her love of family, her quick wit, hilarious sense of humor, and her famous sayings: (That’ll work, Beauty on Duty, what can I say, I’ll drink to that, Doing alright for the fix I’m in.)
Gloria believed in God and trusted in him. She was a member and missionary at New Zion Hill Baptist Church in Augusta, Georgia for many years under the leadership of Pastor James Hogan.
A visitation will take place at Allen Mortuary on Saturday, August 20 from 5-6pm. A Graveside ceremony will take place at Tracy Public Cemetery on Monday, August 22 beginning at 10am.