Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home

2900 Summer Street, Stamford, CT


Ernest Edward Garner

August 19, 1938July 20, 2020

Mr. Ernest Edward Garner was born on August 19, 1938 in Alamance County, North Carolina. He was the second son of the late Fred Leon Garner and the late Florence Lee Tyner Garner. Ernest was employed by Vista Towers in Stamford, CT and retired in December of 2019 after 50 years of service. Always the entrepreneur, he owned White’s Delicatessen on Greenwich Avenue in Stamford, CT back in the early seventies and held several other positions including working for Jiffy Cleaners in Riverside, CT and landscaping jobs for Mrs. Penny Lowe and the Connors family in Greenwich, CT. Ernie, as he was known, was a quick witted, no nonsense type of guy. He had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. He enjoyed swing dancing and socializing with friends and family. He enjoyed gardening and landscaping in his yard and was a die-hard race car fan who could always be found watching NASCAR. He was also a car enthusiast who appreciated classic cars especially Cadillacs and his 442 Oldsmobile. He believed in working diligently to get what you want in life and was grateful for everything he was able to achieve. Ernest is survived by his devoted wife Patricia Livingston-Garner, daughters Sonya Garner and Yvette Garner-Henley (Douglas), granddaughters Sahara and Arabia Henley. Brothers – Fred Lee (Ozie Mae), Casey (Mary Ann), Gary (Charlene), and Ted (Janelle) Garner. Sisters – Octive Garner and Evelyn Foxx. Ernest was predeceased by his brother Albert Garner (Theresa) and sisters Ernell Garner McTillman and Jean Carol Garner Martin-Shoffner. To cherish his memory, he leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


  • Calling hours

    Monday, July 27, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, July 27, 2020

  • Burial

    Monday, July 27, 2020


Ernest Edward Garner

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Duncan and Garcia Harris

July 26, 2020

Deepest condolences.

Duncan and Garcia

Jamal Shannon

July 26, 2020

James Patterson, Jamal Shannon & family

Much love and prayers to Patricia and family. We pray that God will give you peace and strength at this difficult time. May you Ernest RIP!

WILLIE & Margaret Hall

July 23, 2020

Pat, Sonya & Yvette. Please accept our deepest sympathy. We will miss the good times at all of the gathering over the years. With WIllie and Ernie sitting up on the hill. My prayers and love goes out to all of you.

Elaine Northington Benjamin

July 23, 2020

I have know Ernie for just about a lifetime .He was my nextdoor neighbor when I lived in Stamford Connecticut. He fondly called me girly. Great man.loved family and friends and his cars .He is the Uncle of my niece and nephews, Bridget Garner Simmons Casey Garner Jr. and the late Jeffrey Garner My Deepest Sympathy to the family who is a part of my family. Rest Easy Ernie.💔🙏


July 23, 2020

My Deepest Condolences to all the Family, Especially Sonya and Yvette, we go back so far when we all lived next door to each other. Ernie touched a lot of Lives for the Better, including Mine. He's going to be missed by so many. Both my thoughts and prayers are with all of You. Nothing But Love...Buster

Tracey J. Stanley

July 23, 2020


Words are just that at this time. Please feel my hugs and know that with every ounce of my being I’m so sorry for the loss of your dad.

I will always remember him sitting in his chair on the hill at the family picnics taking everything in.

I love you,
Tracey, Ulysses, Trey and Reeb

Olympia Della Flora

July 23, 2020

Sending my condolences to you during this time of loss. Ernie was a great man and I admire the love that you shared. I know that you will miss him but know that one day you will see him again. Sending you hugs and prayers!

Beverly McFadden

July 22, 2020

My deepest condolences and heartfelt sorrow to you and the Garner family. My memories of you and Ernie include the love that you shared. He was supportive and one of the STARZZ. I have photos of the two of you enjoying your time together. He will definitely be missed. May God comfort you. 💖🙏

Yvonne Whitmore

July 22, 2020

I have a lifetime of Loving memories sending Prayers to his family.
Yvonne Whitmore Efland NC

Robin Cannon

July 22, 2020

Pat, Ernie was definitely your soulmate. Ernie, we gonna miss you on our many Shining Starzz trips accompanying your beautiful wife. You were the “luckiest” person on our trips and gonna miss that smile of yours. We will all try to make those lunch and dinner dates with Pat now. Take your rest and we’ll see you in the by-and-by. Much love ~ Robin

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