Mrs. Darlene Gentry Gardiner

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

Pollock-Best Funerals and Cremations

2015 Neuse Boulevard
New Bern, NC 28560
Tel. (252) 637-5111

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

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