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 Ollie Mae (Darnell), the late Buddy Philip (Rebia), Juanita (the late James), Robert Lee, the late James Edward, the late David Conelius (the late Retta), and Beatrice; loving nephew to Callie Agnew, 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.


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Tony and Tracy Isler

May 29, 2020

Ollie, "Pops", you will be miss. We will miss you plucking on your guitar and listening to your music. We will miss your humor. We will miss your humanity. We will miss your spiritual expressions of love for the Lord and your bible. You loved us all and would announce it proudly! You never turned away, just because things got a little tough. You never judged or criticize us. You always stood up for us.
We will always be so very grateful for your unconditional love and support, R.I.P. Pops.

Melody Pryor

May 28, 2020

No words can describe how sorry I am for your family’s loss. Please accept my deepest condolences. Wishing your family peace to bring comfort, strength to face the difficult days ahead and lots loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

~Melody and Amari Pryor

Beatrice Gardiner

May 28, 2020

Ollie (aka) big brother Punkin. I cannot express how much you mean to me and how much I'm going to miss you. Thanks for the great lengths you went to just to make me happy. You will never be forgotten. Rest my brother. The only comfort I have is knowing that you're in the arms of God. Always and forever. Beatrice (aka) Lois.

Ameenah Woods

May 28, 2020

Grandad I miss you and I love you so much. I will never forget all the time spent with you and Barbara. And those jokes I'd be laughing at. Some that sent Grandma Barbara through the roof😂🤣. You can take your rest now my "Old Dude" kiss Barbra my mama and give Daddy and my uncle's and aunts a big hug. Love you my dude til we meet again, your grand baby Ameenah💖

Juanita Jackson

May 27, 2020

I will miss you my dear brother. I will miss our weekly visits each week . The smiles on your face when I gave you your favorite snacks .rest on my brother. I love you your sisters Juanita and Lois

Joyce Stuckey

May 27, 2020

Ollie Gardiner,
You will be greatly missed! Your warmth, kindness, and gentle spirit will be remembered forever. From the Stuckey family

"The memory of the righteous is a blessing"
Proverbs 10:7

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)🙏🏾❤

Love your Niece

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