Jose Bernave Gardea

by Lynn McMillen
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On March 29, 2024, Jose Bernave Gardea, 75, resident of New Albany, departed this life unexpectedly on Friday, March 29, 2024, at Region One Medical Center in Memphis, TN.

Funeral Mass honoring the life of Mr. Gardea will be held Thursday, April 4, 2024, in the Memory Chapel of New Albany Funeral and Cremation Care with Father Raja Xavier officiating.  Visitation will be Thursday from 12 Noon until time of service at 2PM.  Burial will follow in Union Nazarene Church Cemetery in Thaxton.

Mr. Gardea was born, January 11, 1949, in Torreon Chihuahua, MX, to the late Piedad Gardea Granados.  He received his education from El Sauz Chih and spent his life as a carpenter and mechanic until his retirement in 2016.

A Roman Catholic, Mr. Gardea attended regularly St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in New Albany.  After living most of his life in El Sauz Chihuahua, MX with his late wife of 50 years, Martha Alicia Rios Parra, Mr. Gardea moved to the USA in 2019 to spend his life with his family.

Mr. Gardea was a very intelligent man, who was known to be gifted with his hands, He was very self-sufficient with his work of Concrete, wood, furniture and any type of mechanic work needed to be done.  His family will miss working on numerous projects with him and find comfort in knowing they will see him again one day, especially those that call him “Grandpa”.

Those left to cherish his memories include one daughter, Mayra Gardea (Juan Conteras), one son, Sergio Gardea (Sandra Burciaga), one sister, Dolores Gardea, four grandchildren, Carla, Maya, Aaron, and Abraham, four special cousins, Aida, Judy and Charo Gardea.  He was preceded in death by his wife Martha Alicia Rios Parra (2012), his mother Piedad Gardea Granados and one son, Oswaldo Gardea.

New Albany Funeral and Cremation Care invites you to share memories with the Gardea family.

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