James Errol Gardner

Published 1:18 pm Tuesday, June 7, 2022

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James Errol Gardner, 79 of Andalusia passed away on Monday, June 6, 2022, at Andalusia Health.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 8, 10 a.m., at Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery. Robert Fekete, son-in-law of James, will officiate the graveside service. Music will be provided by James’ family. No formal visitation is scheduled; the family will visit with friends at the cemetery.

James is survived by his wife of 55 years, Janice Ann Gardner of Andalusia; their children Cheryl and Bob Fekete of Montgomery; Jennifer and Randy Bass of Andalusia; Travis and Brooke Gardner of Andalusia; and his grandchildren, Rachel and Ethan Fekete; Rebekah, Lydia, Chloe, and Isaac Bass; Bryce Gardner. He is also survived by his sister, Janice Smith of Molino, Florida.

Pallbearers will be Travis Gardner, Bryce Gardner, Randy Bass, Isaac Bass, Ethan Fekete, Jason Mosley, and Tim Mosley.

James was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. He worked for the United States Postal Service in Andalusia for 36 years in many different capacities. He was a wonderful bass singer who greatly enjoyed singing Sacred Harp and traveled to singings throughout the South. He was also an ordained minister in the Primitive Baptist faith.

Papa, as he was affectionately known to his grandchildren, had a love of the Truth. His humble spirit and love for his family served as an inspiration to all who knew him. He was a good and faithful servant until the end.