OBITUARY

Hubert Melvin GARDNER

May 28, 1939October 5, 2020
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Hubert Melvin Gardner Jr was born May 28, 1939, 1 of 12 children to the parents of Hubert Melvin Gardner Sr. and Beatrice Gardner. Melvin was born in Sugar Ridge in Ellis County. He was educated in Ellis County.

At an early age he was a member of the Zion Chapel Baptist Church in Bristol TX, where his mom and dad were members along with his sisters and brothers. He was still a member until his death led by Rev. LL Gardner.

He was employed in the early 60’s at Fritz chemical Company for many many years, that’s when he met Hattie Sue Broadnax which became his wife until her death in 2012. He was also employed at Buckla Lou Cement Company until he retired.

His hobby was playing dominoes and bragging about winning and raising his grandchildren and great grandchildren, which he loved to do and loved cooking.

Proceed him in death, 2 sons: Rodney Gardner and James Earl Gardner, Baby Joy Collins. 3 sisters: Joshafine Hines, Shirley Allen and Patricia Artis, 4 brothers: Willie Gardner, Douglas Gardner, Nathaniel Gardner and Floyd Bowman.

He leaves behind to mourn his death daughter’s: Tina Spencer (Willie), Ennis, TX, Donna Gardner, Garland, TX, Felisha Gardner, Garland TX, Phyllis Johnson, Desoto, TX, Donna Broadnax, Lancaster, TX, and Tracie Broadnax, Lancaster, TX. Sons: Kenneth Broadnax, Melvin F. Gardner, Dallas, TX, Darren Gardner, Dallas, TX, Cory Broadnax, Dallas, TX. Over the years he raised in his home Trina Chandler(Brailey), Ennis, TX, ZanCoria Broadnax and Bethany Polk of Dallas, TX. Melvin has 17 grandchildren,15 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild. 2 sisters: Earline Mc Farland (Rev. Julius), and Peggy Winded. 3 brothers: Jimmy Gardner (Loyce), Tommy Gardner (Kay), and Earnest Gardner (Brenda). A host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 15, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, October 16, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Friday, October 16, 2020

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Derrick Barnes

October 13, 2020

Was like a second father to all of us kids who grew up in the highland hills neighborhood. Cory, his son was like a brother to me as kids we played in the same dirt and would get disciplined from him like it was our own parents. I remember us playing football in the street and he would be getting off work and the co-workers would be bringing him home and he would always have something cool to say as he passed by us kids . God bless the entire family Kenneth, Tracy, Cory and all of the gardener broadnax family with peace Comfort during this time of Lost you guys have my deepest condolences he will definitely be missed.

Karen Henderson

October 8, 2020

Our neighborhood have lost a great person and I will miss seeing you every morning just pillowing around and keeping things cleaned up passing by always friendly person. Rest easy Mr. Melvin

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