On January 26, 1953, a beautiful baby boy, David Lawrence Gardner (Honeybear), was born to Clarence and Willie Mae Greer Gardner. David is a native of Galveston, Texas, BOI (Born on the Island). David was preceded in death by his parents.
David graduated from Ball High School in 1971, in Galveston, TX. David was a career employee with GISD and retired after 27 years of service in 2006. He was presently employed with Wal-Mart at the time of his transition. He was an avid sport fan and was a very soft spoken, gentle, and kind hearted man.
David and his wife, Charolette Loud, met in 2004 and were married in September 2010. David and Charolette did not have any children together, but he was a committed parent to her three sons, Jason, Curtis, and Adrian. David also took on the role of father for the children of his former marriage and continued to be a committed parent to Darius, Passion, Tomika and Keivette Jackson, and Eric Demauchet. He also leaves to mourn his sisters, Mary Moore, Clare Wyles, Beverly Gardner-Nelson, Sharon Holmes, Valerie Gardner-Smith (Winslor), Andrea Gardner; one brother, Darryl Gardner; a multitude of family, friends, co-workers, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will begin at 5PM today August 19th, with a wake from 6-8PM at Fields-Johnson Family Mortuary. Viewing and visitation will also be held Saturday, August 20, 2011 beginning at (;30 Am followed by a life celebration at 11:00 AM at Rising Star Baptist Church (302 N. Oak, Texas City) with Rev. D.N. Benford officiating. Interment will follow at, Lakeview Cemetery in Galveston, TX.