Billie Jean Gardner, 75, passed away Thursday, September 9, 2021, in Greenville Memorial Hospital. Born in Salina, KS on September 15, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Dick and Alyce Harrison.
She leaves behind her husband of 52 years, Mark; her daughter, Kendra Jones (Brian) of Lexington, SC; her only grandson, Logan Jones, who was the light of her life; and her two beloved cats: Quincy (15) and Shadow (3). She was predeceased by her son, Christopher Gardner.
Billie was a graduate of Wichita State University and is a retired school teacher who taught for forty years. She enjoyed watching her students learn and thrive to be the best versions of themselves. She was an avid reader, enjoyed posting about lost pets on Facebook, loved traveling with her husband who she shared many adventures with. She treasured the friendships she made over the years and remained in contact with them up until her death.
Billie put up a brave and hopeful battle following complications from a surgery. She endured with great strength, a positive attitude, and God. She passed away peacefully with her husband and daughter at her side. “When the time is right, I the Lord will make it happen.” Sleep in peace tonight, God is in control, Isaiah 60.22.
A memorial service will be held at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials may be made to Carolina Wildlife Care Inc, 5551 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29212. Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel is assisting the family.
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