Louise Howard Gardner, 91, of Albemarle passed away Monday, December 23, 2019 at Spring Arbor. A memorial service to honor her life will be held on Friday, December 27, 2019 at 1 PM in the Sunroom at Spring Arbor. Rev. Joe Smith will officiate.
Born December 13, 1928 in Stanly County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Curtis and Blanche Laughlin Howard. She was a member of the Albemarle Wesleyan Church and a retired employee of Wiscassett Mills. She and her husband also owned and operated Wink’s Barbecue for over 20 years.
Mrs. Gardner was preceded in death by her husband William Frank Gardner in 1991. She is survived by daughter Debbie Frick of Albemarle, two grandchildren Kristy Frick Abernethy and husband Jason of Mooresville and Steven Harkey and wife Michelle of Jamestown, NC, and two special great grandchildren Brynn and Brooks. A daughter Wynnell Harkey preceded her in death.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Albemarle, 202 N. Second Street, Albemarle, NC 28001 and Hospice of Stanly and Uwharrie, 960 N First St., Albemarle, NC 28001.
The family wishes to thank Spring Arbor of Albemarle and Hospice of Stanly and Uwharrie for their compassionate and loving care of Mrs. Gardner.