Eric Freeman Gardner

Born in Dayton, OH on September 2, 1966

Departed on October 18, 2020 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Eric Freeman Gardner, the loving son of Mary Freeman and the late Kossie Gardner, Jr. was born in Dayton, Ohio on Friday September 2, 1966.  Eric went to meet the Lord on Sunday October 18, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee.  He was preceded in death by his loving wife Sherita Jackson Gardner.  Eric is survived by his mother, step-father Gene and his family, his brother Micah and his family, his two sons Michael and Marcus, numerous cousins and wonderful old & new friends.

Eric was interred at the Hills of Calvary Memorial Park in Nashville, TN.

12 Comments to Eric Freeman Gardner

  1. William H Ward says:

    Eric was a kind, thoughtful and loving cousin . He has joined his loved ones is in the arms of the Master. No more pain he will have to bear in this “Unforgiving World”.

    Uncle cousin

  2. Stephynie Perkins says:

    Dear Pat,

    I’m very sorry for your loss. I will continue to pray for you and your family.

    Love, Stephynie “Pep” Chapman Perkins

    • Pat Freeman says:

      Pep, thanks for maintaining your friendship with Eric throughout the years. He thought a lot of you and he did mentioned to me that he appreciated your letters when he was training for the Naval Reserve. All the best to you and your family. The flowers are beautiful. Say hello to Brenda as we worked together back in the day at DDS. Pat

  3. Guy Turner says:

    church member, a friend, a co-worker. Eric was there , when I needed confidence, he was an awesome guy I never once heard him say a negative thing about anyone , it was always positive! These these are not words that I’m saying these are words that I know. knowing Eric Spirit, I didn’t No him personally I knew his spirit personally! Thanks Eric for those talks and prayers. Thanks God for lending us one of his angels one that would have compassion and one that was very thoughtful and very nice and very loving , Thanks you once again Lord, and thank you to his mom and his dad! Rest In Peace Eric Gardner thank you sir!

    • Pat Freeman says:

      Hi Guy! I wish I could have met you as you sound like a wonderful young man. A lot of times we can take things for granted but know that your parents did Good from what you have written! Yes, Eric had a kind spirit and he and his brother helped to get me through some rough patches. Thanks for your heartfelt comments. Pat

  4. Carlyle and Tracie Robinson says:

    Our high school buddy with an incredible heart.
    Eric was always the best dressed, the sweetest smile and sometimes a soft laugh.
    His spirit was amazing, and he will surely be missed.
    Let God be your strength through these difficult times, and know that you’re in our prayers.

    • Pat Freeman says:

      Hi Carlyle and Tracie! Thanks for your kind words. Eric thought a lot of you Tracie and thank you all for your prays and calls throughout the years. Pat

  5. Terri Chapman says:

    Eric was like a brother to me. We grew up in the same homes as children. What I will remember most was his love for learning. He could hold a conversation on any subject. He helped me start two non profit organizations. We shared many thoughtful conversations. I miss him so! He took good care of my mom. I shall always remember him for the kindness he showed her.

    • Pat Freeman says:

      Terri, you were like a big sister to Eric and he loved you very much. He looked up to you as you pulled him into the Social arena. We thank you Terri for helping to keep our families together. Love you girl. Aunt Pat

  6. The McKinney, Swett and Knight Family says:

    Our heartfelt condolences to the family. Eric’s bright spirit will always be a cherished memory in our family. We pray God’s peace and comfort for you.

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