Mrs. Darlene Gentry Gardiner

  • Born: October 9, 1947
  • Died: September 3, 2013
  • Location: Greenville, North Carolina

Tribute & Message From The Family


Mrs. Darlene Gentry Gardiner, 65, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2013. A native of Johnson City, TN, she was the daughter of Nannie Banks Gentry and Garnett Gentry. She was a longtime bookkeeper with C/A Heating & AC. She was a faithful member of New Song Church and a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. Darlene was preceded in death by her son John in July, 2006 and her husband Peter E. Gardiner in July, 2010.

A celebration of Darlene's life will be 4:00 PM, Friday, September 6, 2013 at Pollock~Best Chapel with Pastor Danny Rogers officiating. The family will receive friends following the services at the funeral home. Those wishing to offer words of hope and condolences may visit

Darlene is survived by her son, Paul E. Gardiner, wife Tara, and their daughters Hannah and Emma, of Greenville, NC; sister, Carol Gentry, of Greenville, NC; her brother, Clifton Gentry and wife Carol, of New Bern, NC; and 2 special nieces, Barbara Partin, of Greenville, NC, and Patricia Partin, of Atlanta, GA

Pollock~Best Funerals & Cremations, New Bern, NC is entrusted with the Gardiner Family.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Gardiner's passing. She and Peter used to come to Atlantic Internal Medicine and both of them were truly a delight. I went to school with John. Both Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner were such good people and will always hold a special in my heart. We were all sad to see them move and really missed seeing them. I am sure they are together again. Leanna A.

Posted by Leanna Arbuthnott - New Bern, NC - friend   September 09, 2013

Dearest Carol: My family sends love and condolences in the death of your sister, Darlene. You have been a very loyal and dedicated sister and friend to Darlene, and we know her death will be a great loss. Know that we will all be there for you in your time of grief. There is always a very special bond between sisters, and you demonstrated that with your love and care. The Caroons

Posted by Suzanne Nassef Caroon - clemmons, NC - family friend   September 06, 2013

Paul& family , we are sorry for your loss, Darlene was an outstanding friend even after moving to Greenville, Our prayers are with you, Shyrell& Jackie Gaskins

Posted by A friend   September 06, 2013

Dearest Paul, Carol and family,
Please accept our deepest sympathy for your great loss. Darlene was a very close and dear Friend. She was always ready and willing to lend a helping hand.
We loved her very much.
Al & Juanita

Posted by Juanita & Al Sibley - New Bern, NC - Close Friends   September 06, 2013

Paul and family. I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Cathy Toler - Ernul, NC   September 05, 2013

Carol, Paul, Tara and family: You are in our thoughts and prayers. I know that God will be right by your side and provide the strength needed. Terry and Donna Gearheart

Posted by A friend   September 05, 2013


I have a broken heart tonight. One of my best loved friends has passed away. Old memories of NBHS jump to the front of my mind, and it's hard to believe I will never see that sweet loving face again. RIP Darlene. I love you, my friend.

Posted by Paula Banks Kramer - New Bern, NC   September 04, 2013