Ms. Joan (Bryant) Gardner, 90 went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 23, 2021 at Liberty Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Whiteville.
A graveside service will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, July 25, 2021 at Beaver Dam Baptist Church Cemetery, officiating will be Rev. Michael Shook and Rev. Ray Backer.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM Sunday in the church sanctuary prior to the graveside.
Joan was born in Cumberland County, NC to the late Lalister Bernard (Lal) Bryant, Sr. and Mollie Parrish Bryant. She is also preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lawrence Henry Gardner; a sister, Maureen Bryant Gardner and brother, Lalister Bernard (L. B.) Bryant, Jr.
She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Frankie Formy-Duval & husband, Mike of Lake Waccamaw; son, Dr. William B. Gardner & wife, Lori of Thomaston, GA; sisters, Mary Jane Bryant, Polly G. Bryant and Dorothy Bryant Vinson all of Roseboro, Marie Bryant Backer of Fayetteville, and Sybil Bryant Brown of Greenville, SC; grandchildren, Sarah Gardner Carlton & husband, Cameron and Seth Bryant Gardner all of Columbus, GA; great grandchildren, Norah Reese Carlton, Nolan Clark Carlton and Wesley Strauther Carlton; sister-in-law, Ruby N. Bryant of Roseboro; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services entrusted to Butler Funeral Home, 401 W. Roseboro, NC 28382.
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