Nathaniel L. Gardner (Age 70)
April 16, 2020

Affectionately known as “Mannie”, Nathanial departed for his heavenly home on Thursday, April 16, 2020.  Mannie was born March 29, 1950 in Lake Providence, Louisiana to Ernestine Williams and Rube Gardner.  In 1956, he and his mother made Detroit their home.  He grew to be a handsome young man, quiet, with a sweet sense of humor.  Mannie attended Detroit Public Schools.  He and his cousin, Clifton, were like brothers, best friends, and they were inseparable.  Mannie served in Vietnam in the United States Army.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Earnestine, father, Rube, and sister Trina Williams.  He is survived by sisters, Pamela Williams, Lois (David) Eoff, and Malissa Williams and his brothers Gerald and Jeffery Williams.  His aunts, Inez Collins of Lake Providence, LA and Rosie Wade of Detroit, MI, several cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends also survive.

Rest now Mannie, you are forever in our hearts.

Visitation
Sunday April 26, 2020 from 12 – 3 PM

Jurkiewicz & Wilk Funeral Home (map)
2396 Caniff
Hamtramck MI 48212

Interment
April 28, 2020 at 8:30 AM
Great Lakes National Cemetery (map)
4200 Belford Rd
Holly MI 48442