Christine Gardner – Obituary

By  | June 6, 2018 | Filed under: Berryhill Funeral Home, Obituaries

It is with great sadness that the family of Christine Gardner, announces her passing peacefully, at her home in Moulton, Alabama on June 5th, 2018 at the age of 77 after an ongoing struggle with cancer. Cancer tried many times to take her but her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, and the love and prayers of family, friends, and many supporters carried her through.

Christine is survived by her husband, William Gardner; daughter, Sherri Shanley (Kevin) ; sons, Mark Foster (Kimberly)  and Kyle Gardner (Cathy) ; grandsons, Ryan Arvin, Dustin Shanley (Jamie), and Shawn Shanley; granddaughter, Melissa Gardner; great granddaughter, Aubrey Smith; great grandsons Aiden Shanley and Carter Gardner; sister, Teresa Ristau (Dick); and a host of loved ones and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents Ernest and Mavis Stoops; brothers Stewart Edward Stoops and Jimmy Ray Stoops.

Christine was born on April 10th, 1941 in Decatur, Alabama to parents Ernest and Mavis Stoops. She met the love of her life and married on December 18th, 1970.

She fought a long hard fight and to us, she won! She is in heaven at last with our mighty Lord and savior. She was the strongest woman we knew. And while she lies in a peaceful sleep, her memory we shall always keep!

At her request, there will be no funeral service. There will be a memorial dinner at her house on Sunday, June 10th, 2018 from 2-6 in the afternoon. In lieu of flowers, she asked that donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. She loved all little ones and always made sure to do her part in taking care of them.  Berryhill Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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