To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
A Time to be Born…
Heaven rejoiced on November 22, 1959 when Mamie (Rat) Ruth Gardner was born to the late Willie Lee and Annie Claire Gardner.
Mamie confessed Christ at an early age and joined First Baptist Church, Prattville, Alabama where she served faithfully until God dispatched his angels to bring her home.
Mamie was a 1978 graduate of Prattville High School in Prattville, Alabama she was a part of the first class to graduate from Prattville. While a senior at Prattville Mamie had already decided she wanting to serve her country and enlisted in the United States Army under the delayed enlisted program. After graduation Mamie decided to see the world and enlisted in the United States Army where where she diligently served, protected, and honoured the United States Army as a Military Police Specialist (MPS). After 4 years of duty in the military she decided he had seen enough and decided to return to civilian life; she left the Army with an Honorable Discharge after completing 4 years and 6 months and enlisted in the National Guard for a few years also, holding the position as a MPS.
Mamie favorite past time was spent playing softball as a youth before and after her military career. She held the position of pitcher for several teams in and around Prattville, Alabama. Rat (Mamie) as her family affectionately called her was the life of the party and a true sweetheart to everyone she encountered. Rat had an undying love for her children and grandchildren. Rat loved to cook, host parties, and enjoy her family. Her personality was second to none as she was a true firecracker in the sense. In 2017 Mamie decided she wanted to reconnect with the members of Prattville High Class of 1978 and co-spearheaded the class of 1978 reunion where she served as president until her departure from this earth. Her spearheading brought together over 20 classmates who took part in all types of charity program for the needed.
She was preceded in death by her mother, father, and grandmother. She was also preceded in death by her great niece Shaquina “LuLu” Gardner.
A Time to Die…
GOD dispatched his Heavenly Angels to capture the soul of Mamie and bring her home to live eternally on Friday, June 19, 2020. This angel will be truly missed.
A Time to Mourn…
She leaves to cherish her memories her two children: Demico (Anton) Teharte and Courtney Gardner. Three grandchildren Quindaris Boyd, Martavius Gardner and Zoey Dunlap. One great grandson Elijah Gardner. Fours sisters and one brother. Willie Mae Williams, Johnny (Sandra) Gardner, Dorothy Dejarnette and Juanita (Alexander) Miller. A host of nieces and nephews she helped raise. Pamela Pickett, Teron Coleman, Jivorsky Thomas, Karisa (Jarvis) Nixon and Deidra Dejarnette. Along with many great nieces and nephews Treviyon Coleman, Jayden Broadnax, A’mya Gardner, Grabreyelle Coleman, Braylen Gardner, and Tristan Grant.
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