Gene’tra Gardner


Gene’tra F. (Thomas) Gardner, age 71, departed this life peacefully on February 9, 2022, at home with her loving daughter Quezette Gardner by her side.  Gene’tra was born August 8, 1950 to the late Clarence (Buster) and Marie Thomas in Fairfield, Alabama; however she spent the majority of her life in Columbus Ohio.

Gene’tra was employed at various places including Ikon Solutions where she retired as an Administrative Assistant.  She enjoyed playing softball and pool in her earlier years.  Gene’tra joined in holy matrimony to the late Charles A. Gardner from this union they had three children Shon Gardner, Quezette (Tracy) Gardner Broomfield, Michael Gardner. She accepted the Lord as her personal savior and was a devout Christian.  She was a member of the Kimberly Parkway Church of God for many years and loved singing in the choir and serving her church body.  Gene’tra loved her family and adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren with all her heart.

Gene’tra was predeceased by her parents Clarence (Buster) and Marie Thomas, ex-husband Charles A. Gardner and grandson Anthony Dickerson.

Gene’tra leaves to cherish her memory three children: Shon Gardner, Quezette (Tracy) Broomfield, Michael Gardner, and a stepson Dwayne Hall.  She also leaves a Sister Tondeleria Thomas Tull (James) of Littleton, CO, two Brothers, William (Redd) Bowers, of Columbus, OH and, Thomas (Lesley) McCaleb, of Frisco TX.  She was the proud grandmother of Ty’Shona, Shon Jr, Charles Jr, Jamar, Trey’Auna, Tracy, Michael Jr., Makyra, Miseed, Tyler, Stephon, and Shamyra.

Great grandmother to Philont, Chole, Joseph, Trey’Mar, and Legend. Two very special inherited daughter’s: Tammi (Broomfield) Blanks and Lauren Beck, as well as a host of other family members and friends including Victoria Talley and Asdon Montgomery.

Gene’tra cared for her community.  She was always available to share God’s word or aid those in need.  She will be dearly missed and always remembered.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Monday, February 21, 2022 at Kimberly Parkway Church of God, 4150 Kimberly Parkway North.


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Condolence Messages

  1. With deep condolences
    It is my prayer that God will comfort your family during this sad time, may he richly bless you as you mourn, and may the light of his presence of his face be a continual source of consolidation
    With love Gloria (Napoleon)Robert, Ernie,Harvey Phelps

  2. Shawndrea Patterson (Smith) Bob & Dots Daughter

    Sending my condolences to the family of this sweet lady. She always had a calm sweet spirit. Rest well Ms Genetra.

  3. Although I didn’t get to meet you , I know your daughter and she is a wonderful wonderful woman so I know you were AMAZING with a pure heart as well. Keep your warmth around her and the rest of your family mama
    My condolences to the family , y’all are in my prayers

  4. Friend I love you and I extend my condolences and my deepest sympathy to you and your family!

    I can’t wait to hug you ❤️❤️❤️

  5. Rest In Heaven My Dear Sister & Friend. I’m going to miss you and our talks.
    Keeping the family lifted in Special Prayers. Love, Laura

  6. Words can’t express what I feel for you. Rest well in Jesus. Love you much Sister Vicky

  7. Don & Bonita Williams

    My heart aches for your family, but my heart is happy that you are at rest. Your labor was not in vain. You taught me how to mother my children and for that I am forever grateful. Now my sweet sister rest in the loving arms of our Lord Jesus.

  8. My deepest condolences to the family I will hold on to our memories together miss generations and I will always remember your pretty smile your kindness and most of all your cooking…Rest in heaven until we meet again ❤

  9. I’m so sorry for your loss such a beautiful loving and caring person.She is truly a angle

  10. Richard and Patricia Jackson

    Please accept our deepest condolences to your family. Rick Jackson and Family

  11. Rebekah Williams-Chighali

    Always such a sweet smile, kind words, and a tight hug.
    Love you much ~ Rebekah and Kids

  12. My Prayers are with the Family, it’s never ever easy losing someone you love, so I send my Condolences, and love to the Family and I pray that God will ease the pain that you’re all feeling right know, from theRose Dumas Family, God’s Got You, ❤️❤️

  13. Send all my love and condolences to my family. You don’t have to be blood to love unconditionally. I pray for peace and comfort ❤️

  14. To the family, You have my deepest sympathy, I met Gene’tra through Cousin Todd Holmes and she was a lovely and fun person to be around. May the Lord comfort you all during this time of sorrow. God Bless!!

  15. Mrs. Tammy Griffin

    I send you all love and blessings and my condolences family! May God comfort your heart!

  16. It was a Sincere Honor to care for this beautiful soul in Mount Carmel outpatient IV services. My heart was broken when I found out today that she left this world early in February. Thank you for the privilege of taking care of her.

    God Bless your family

  17. Makyra Gardner

    hey grandmoms I randomly looked my name up and you popped up. lol I think its pretty cool but I miss you sooooo much and I love you.

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