Dr. Annette Price Gardner, 89, of Franklin, formerly of Charleston, SC, went to be with the Lord on March 10, 2023, surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Gardner was born in Gaffney, SC on January 10, 1934 to the late James and Eloise Price and was one of fifteen children. She was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Windy Gap Baptist Church. Her favorite pastime was reading. She simply enjoyed her books. In addition, she loved to garden, but most of all she enjoyed being surrounded by her family and spending time with them.
Annette spent her life as a dedicated educator. She believed that learning was a continual process, and she dedicated her life to improving her commitment to teaching. She attended Winthrop University, The College of Charleston, The Citadel, where she earned her masters degree, and then finally the University of South Carolina where she earned her Doctorate degree in education. She continued learning until her retirement from the Charleston County School System after a dedicated 39 years. She was proud of her teacher of the year acclimation as well as being the president of the International Readers Club. Annette was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, the National Reading Society, as well as the National Honor Society.
Mrs. Gardner is survived by her husband, Don Gardner, of 67 years. In fact, they had just celebrated their anniversary on March 9, 2023. In addition, she is survived by a daughter, Terri Gardner Drbul and her husband Paul; one son, Donnie Gardner and his wife Dee; six grandchildren, Mandy Langston, Wendy Langston, Daniel Mackey and his wife Ashley, Terra Sevinsky and her husband Nick, Kallen Gardner, and Bryce Gardner; fourteen great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Also surviving are two sisters; Faye Bradberry and Judy Biron(Bert).
A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 13, 2023 at Windy Gap Baptist Church at 3:00pm. Reverends Mark Bishop and Daren Cochran will officiate. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00pm until 3:00pm prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org/donate
Online condolences can be made at www.maconfuneralhome.com
Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.