Chapel Hill Gardens South Funeral Home & Cemetery

11333 South Central Ave, Oak Lawn, IL


Ollie Gardiner

August 5, 1942May 19, 2020

Ollie Gardiner Jr., age 77, of Chicago, IL, passed away peacefully on May 19, 2020.

Ollie was the loving husband to the late Helen Gardiner, and loving husband to the late Barbara, who he shared a life of over 50 years; cherished father to the late Leslie, Kenny (LaDonna), Roderick (Yolanda), Ann (the late Larry), Ollie III, Ali Antaus, Sheila (Muhammed), Larry, Antonio (Tracy), the late Dwayne, Regina, Mitchell, and Marcus (Tammy); a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren; beloved son to the late Ollie and Lillie Mae Gardiner; treasured brother to the late L.C. (the late Verdell), the late John (Lilly), Hezekiah (the late Louise), the late Buddy Philip (Rebia), Juanita (the late James), Robert Lee, the late James Edward, the late David Conelius (the late Retta), and Beatrice; uncle and great uncle to many.

He worked for Borg Warner for many years. He was also an entrepreneur as being a master carpenter and owning a record store. He loved music and was a guitarist.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic restrictions all Funeral and Burial services will be private.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Shelia and Muhammad Zulfiqar

May 24, 2020

Ollie you will always be remembered and loved. We will miss you!

Tarsha Bryant

May 23, 2020

Uncle Ollie you will be surely miss please tell Auntie Barbara I love & miss her you guy are together now (R.I.H)🙏🏾❤

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Fredie Carter

May 23, 2020

Dr. Fredie Carter of Detroit, Michigan; the Zulfiqar Family of South Korea and the Carter Families of Florida and Ontario send our condolences to the family of the late Ollie Gardiner. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. May God comfort you and give you peace. Dr. Carter is the sister of Barbara Gardiner and was Ollie’s sister-in-law for over fifty years.

Regina Thomas

May 23, 2020

Dad, I have so many memories. The best ones is when i stop by and needed to talk.What ever the situation was you always saw the bigger picture and turned it around and it made a big difference. Im miss you those talks on the phone or in person .you always said to us at the end pray about it. Love you always , Jean

Marcus Thomas

May 21, 2020

I have serval memories however, some of my most fond ones are of our talks of faith and Jesus. I particularly appreciated you reminding me that you were always praying for family.
Love you always!
Marcus and Family.


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