Willie Anne Gardner

Willie Anne Gardner

Suffolk , VA
02.15.1943 - 10.25.2019

Willie Anne W. Gardner, 76, passed away on Friday October 25, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Polly Rittenhouse. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Frank M. Winslow.

She was a member of Magnolia United Methodist Church.

Willie Anne is survived by her husband, Billy Gardner; daughters, Charlotte W. Copland (Clyde) of Suffolk, VA and Katherine W. Horner (Mike) of Hampton; stepsons, Keith Gardner (Robin) and Kevin Gardner (Maria) and stepdaughter, Debra Wilkerson, all of Carrollton, VA; grandchildren, Heather Benton, Kristine Gardner and Jessica Gardner.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday October 30, 2019 at 7:30 PM at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Magnolia United Methodist Church, 1764 Wilroy Road, Suffolk, VA 23434. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.

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R.W. Baker & Company Funeral Home
509 W Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States


Uncle Billy and family. I am so sorry to hear about Willie Anne. I know there are lots of good memories that will help you as you remember those times in the days and weeks to come. With my sincere sympathy and love.

Faye Elizabeth Gardner

Willie Anne was a very special and kind person. She was one of the encouraging and smiling faces that welcomed me when I joined the working family at LMC in 1977. I will always remember how she spoke kindly of everyone and in the times of her own struggles she never complained but was always thankful for her blessings. She always spoke fondly of her love for her family. Pray that God will bless you in comfort during this difficult time in your lives. Brenda

Brenda Lynn

Uncle Billy and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Willie Ann will truly be missed. She was so sweet and kind and always had a big smile on her face and she took care of you, my Uncle Billy. Remember all the good time you shared together. May God be with you during this difficult time. I love you!

Yvonne and Dan

Yvonne Gardner Weiss

She was a Wonder Woman with a loving heart, she loved her famley her cats and the lord
It has been an honor to have been part of her family for the past 12 years,Though her health
Never aloud her to go on the pontoon ride i promised her i am sure the lord got her home in style.


Billy and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time. We were blessed to have known Willie Anne through many years as neighbors. She was such a sweet and kind hearted person. She loved her family and her kitty cats. We will miss her so very much. We hold each of you close to our hearts.

Diane and Louis Bowman

Please know that I and your Red Cross family are thinking of you and yours during this time.
Praying that God will comfort and sustain each of you.
Pam Martin
American Red Cross

Pam Martin

Katherine, we are keeping you in our hearts during this difficult time. May peace and strength from God uphold you and your family. Bernie

F. Bernadette West

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God provide you with peace, strength, and fond memories as you reflect upon her life in this world and comfort in knowing that eternal life awaits her in a new perfect world.

Your friend,

Jeff Davis

Katherine I am so sorry about the loss of your sweet mother. I pray that God's peace be with you and your entire family during this very difficult time. I know your Mother is rejoicing with her Lord and heavenly family! My prayers and thoughts will continue to be with you.
Hugs and Love,

Roxanne Jordan

I’m so very sorry to hear about Willie Anne. I know what a special bond you had. Not because you were Mother and Daughter, but best friends. Her smile was infectious and she loved life. Although I have’t seen her in years, I’ll always remember that beautiful smile and her enthusiastic love for you, her daughter. Love and miss you.

Cheryl Goins

Dear Charlotte and Heather I am so sorry to hear of Willie Anne's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Love you,. Becky

Alice Bazinet

So sorry to hear of Willie Anne’s passing. I’ll always remember how much she loved coming to Christmas and see the little ones run around. She was always in such a great mood and had a great big hug waiting for anyone who wanted one. She also introduced me to one of my favorite dips. She will be missed deeply. Sending love.

Michelle Hicks

Billy, so saddened by this news. Love and prayers for the days ahead.

Sylvia and Bill Thomas

I am so sorry to hear about Willie Anne. We remember her with such fondness. Such a kind and loving person. We send our love and prayers to you and your family.
Leslie Staley

Leslie and Bill Staley

I am so sorry for the loss of such a dear lady. Was always willing to help you no matter what it was. She always had a smile on her face and kind words to share. I will keep the family in my thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his arms around you and give you confort.

Edith A Baird

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