Mrs. Sylvia Edna Gardner, 78, of State Line, MS passed away life Friday, April 2, 2021 at her residence. She was born in Washington County, AL on Thursday, August 13, 1942 to Ben and Mae Dixon. She was a member of Eret Baptist Church. She was a Homemaker who was a great cook. She loved her family and especially her grandchildren.
Mrs. Sylvia is preceded in death by her husband, James Allen Gardner; father, Ben Dixon and mother, Mae Dixon; daughter, Sharon Gardner Phillips; and brother, Fred Dixon. She is survived by two sons, Larry Gardner and Roger Gardner, both of State Line, MS; brother, Marvin Dixon, Panama City, FL; two sisters, Lora Mitchell, Millry, AL, Sarah Persinger, Panama City, FL; five grandchildren, Jason Stokley, Atlanta, GA, Lindsey Merritt, Waynesboro, MS, Victoria Brown, State Line, MS, Bridgette Gardner, State Line, MS, David Gardner, Ellisville, MS; five great grandchildren, Waylon Merritt, Annistyn Merritt, Avery Gardner, Ora Grace Brown, and Mallory Cooley.
Visitation for Mrs. Sylvia will be held from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Monday, April 5, 2021 at Freeman Funeral Home, 1305 Skyland Drive, Waynesboro, MS. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Eret Baptist Church, 21 F F Clark Drive, State Line, MS with Rev. Glenn Bynum officiating. There will be a Lie-In-State from 10 AM to 11 AM Tuesday at the church. Interment will be in Eret Cemetery.
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