James R. Gardner

November 27, 1928May 22, 2011

James R Gardner was the son of the late James R Gardner and Jessie Gardner Walrond. James was Born November 27, 1928 in New Rochelle, NY. He attended Public Schools in NYC. After graduating from High School James enlisted in the Army and he served in Japan. James Married Cynthia Bourne in 1950 and from that union a son James H Gardner was born, Both preceded him in death. After his active Military service ended he was employed with The New York City Police Department where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant and retired in 1983. James was known by his friends and family as Jim. He lived up to his name of Gardner. He was a true gardener, getting lots of enjoyment planting flowers and plants around his home. James relocated to Florida in 2003. He married his present wife Jacqueline Gardner in 2005, From this beautiful union they began traveling extensively enjoying their companionship Until he departed this life on May 22, 2011. He leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted wife Jacqueline; his sister Sarita Livingstone and His brother-in-law James of Florida. Brother-in -law Ronald Brown wife Mable and family of Atlanta, Ga. Step-son Dana Folks wife Bernice and family of Jamaica, N.Y. His nephew Troy Livingstone wife Monica and their son Troy of Florida. Cousins Barbara Robinson, Cheryl, Darryl wife Julie and family of California.

A viewing will be held at Grissom Funeral Home on Friday, May 27th, from 10am until time of funeral service at 11am. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Arrangements entrusted to Grissom Funeral Home and Crematory, 803 Emmett Street, Kissimmee, Florida 34741 407 847 3131


  • Viewing Friday, May 27, 2011
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 27, 2011
  • Burial Friday, May 27, 2011

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Charlie&Lilly Muldoon

May 28, 2011

our hearts go out to you Jackie we are sorry to hear about James he was a very good man. we enjoyed him on the cruise with the both of you. we will miss him. we hope to see you soon Jackie our deepest sympathy to you and your family from the Muldoon's

Norma & Owen Esterine

May 28, 2011

On the loss of your husband.

To Sister Jackie:

Some men leave their mark on the world by the way they live and the difference they make in the lives they touch. Let each tear that falls be a gentle reminder that you and your husband truly loved each other, and made such a meaningful difference in each other's lives - and that is a gift that no loss or sorrow, or time or distance can ever take away.

In sympathy from Norma and Owen Esterine. Our deep regrets to you and the family at this time. James friendship was a blessing and inspiration to us over the past years. He will be deeply missed by us. We do not know what God's plan is for him, but we know that he is in a better place and we will see him again.

Frank and JoAn Marchese

May 27, 2011

Our sincere Condolences to Jackie and to all Jim’s family and loved ones. We are privileged to have known Jim, even though it was for a very short time. We enjoyed the cruise we took with Jim and Jackie, and our visits to the Gardner’s home. Jim will be remembered as a good man, whose kindness, hospitality, and humor will be long remembered. May God grant you beautiful gardens to enjoy in the afterlife, Jim!
Frank and JoAn Marchese

gina riley

May 27, 2011

Cookie, Jimmy, Jackie, Troy & Monica and Troy Price, We are sorry for your lost. Praying that God will keep you under His Wings of Love.

Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, And lean not on your own understanding but in all your ways acknowledge Him And He shall direct your paths. Pro 3:5-6

love you all,
The Riley Family

Janie Cobble

May 27, 2011

My heart go out to you at this time and in the days ahead. James was a special man. I will remember his smile and laughter.

John,Albertha Gordon

May 27, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Dan Chiavaroli

May 26, 2011

You are in my prayers. Jim was a wonderful man and I wish for you peace and strength during this time.

May 26, 2011



Dana, Bernice Folks

May 26, 2011

Lord we pray. that you heal this sorrow, and turn it into the sweetness of you. TO GOD BE THE GLORY Love,
Dana, Bernice, and boys

Douglas Jackson

May 26, 2011

Celebrating a life well lived.I will cherish the memories of you and managing your property in St.Albans,Ny. For the past 11 years forever.Mr.Gardner i will be saluting your veteran this Memorial day when i visted my mother and father this memorial day at Calverton Cemetery.R.I.P In Heaven.