Keith Elermander Gardner

August 25, 1955March 11, 2018

Keith Elermander Gardner, 62, of Martinsville passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at his residence. He was born August 25, 1955 in Martinsville, Va. to Daniel Elermander Gardner and Lorene Edwards Gardner.

Keith was preceded in death by his father and is survived by his mother; sister, Felicia Gardner-Galyean and husband David; uncle, Ralph Edwards, and several cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Chatham Heights Baptist Church with Reverend Mike Hatfield officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Chatham Heights Baptist Church, 1235 Old Chatham Road, Martinsville, VA.

Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Home-Martinsville, VA To express condolences online, please visit


  • Chatham Hghts Baptist Church


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, April 4, 2018

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Beth Emmert

April 3, 2018

Keith was such a kind, sweet soul. I met him several years ago at His and Hers Hair Salon. I was a nail tech, and did Lorene's nails, and Keith's too on occasion. I was blessed to see them, as well as Keith's dad for several years, every single week. I always enjoyed my visits with Keith. Always smiles, laughs, and many hugs. My heart goes out to his sweet mom and family. I am keeping all of you in my prayers. Love you

Martha Lathrem

April 3, 2018

I am very sorry to hear of Keith’s passing. It has been many years since we’ve seen one another but I remember him fondly. Starting out as co-workers in the jewelry business, he and I soon became friends. We often went out dancing and he was a fantastic partner. I’m sure we made quite a sight as he was much taller than I. We shared a lot of good times, mostly because Keith was such a sweet, thoughtful and charismatic person. To know Keith was to know what “gentleman” really means. My prayers are with his family.

Glen Prillaman

April 2, 2018

I was very shocked and saddened to hear about the passing of Keith. He was always kind and soft-spoken. He was a good friend of mine at Laurel Park High School. We were in several high school plays together. Keith was a fine actor--he won the Senior Drama Award. He was also a fine artist. We were both tasked with painting the Island Tropical backdrop for the Junior-Senior prom--which was a major undertaking--but Keith did an outstanding job. We both took Behind-the-Wheel Driver's Education together. My wife Linda also attended Patrick Henry Community College with Keith. We will both miss him. We are praying for Keith's Mom, Sister and the rest of his Family.

Angela Wright

April 2, 2018

I am stunned and saddened to hear of Keith’s passing. I have known him for 40 years when we met in Playmakers Community Theatre. We shared many many laughs through the years. He was funny, thoughtful, and kind. I am so sorry and know he will be sorely missed.