Lorene Edwards Gardner

March 19, 1933May 31, 2018

Lorene Edwards Gardner, 85, of Martinsville passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2018. She was born in Hillsville, VA on March 19, 1933 to Dewey and Charity Edwards. In addition to her parents, Lorene was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Elemander Gardner; her son, Keith Elemander Gardner. Surviving are her daughter, Felicia Gardner-Galyean and husband, David; brother, Ralph Edwards, and wife, Dorothy, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Lorene was a very devoted mother who loved her family, friends, and her Church. She also loved working puzzles, reading, going to Myrtle Beach and the mountains. She retired as a food service manager at Mt. Olivet School. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. at Chatham Heights Baptist Church with Reverend Dr. Michael Hatfield officiating. Interment will be held at Roselawn Burial Park. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Chatham Heights Baptist Church, 1235 Old Chatham Road, Martinsville, VA 24112. Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Home-Martinsville, VA To express condolences online, please visit


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Patricia McCain

June 5, 2018

So very sorry for the loss of Lorene - - she will be missed so very much by so many people. I remember when Woody & I went to the hospital to spend some time with her after Dan's surgery. She was so very appreciative of all the information that Woody had to share with her. What a lady!

Michael DeLoatch

June 5, 2018

My heart is heavy in learning of Mrs. Gardner's passing. I grew up in Chatham Heights Baptist Church and remember all of the smiles and hugs that were given to me from this beautiful lady. It does ease my heart to know that when she closed her eyes here, she opened them looking at the face of our Lord, Jesus Christ. She will be greatly missed and my condolences go out to Felicia and the family.


June 4, 2018

Dolores and I join you in grief and joy; grief at the death of such a wonderful person and joy in the time we had to walk through life with her, Dan, and Keith, as well as you Felicia and David. May God's grace go with you and continue the heritage f faith in Christ that your parents passed on to you.

Robin Bonney

June 2, 2018

I remember the first time I met your mom.
They had come to visit you and David, and had come to church with you.
I remember your mom with her beautiful smile, hugging me and thanking me for being friends with you.
She was the kind of person that when you meet them, you feel like you have known them all your life.
Your dad and brother were the same way. We ways looked forward to seeing them. Just wish we could have done it more.
May she rest in peace in the arms of her Saviour, and with your sweet dad and brother.