Loretta Gardner, 58, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 5.
Gardner was born on December 6, 1951 in Chester, Pennsylvania.
Gardner was preceded in death by her stepfather, Cesear Butler Sr.; sister, Renee Butler; brother, Carlos Johnson; mother-in-law and father-inlaw, Lloyd and Lillie Gardner; and brother-in-law, Eugene Gardner.
She is survived by her husband, Arthur Malik Gardner; daughters, Davina Gardner, Faith Gardner; son, Malik Gardner; stepson, Zeyquan Gardner; grandchildren, Anthony, Raheem, Rashawn and Malaya; stepgranddaughter, Zanaya and her mother, Ethel Butler Jordan; stepfather, Freddie Jordan; brothers, Stewart Johnson, Cesear Butler Jr., Barry Divine Butler, Timothy Butler and Jonathan Butler; sisters, Nadine Butler, Terry Shivers, Tammy Butler, Monique Butler, Seretha Butler and Sparkle Breland; brothers-in-law, Richard Gardner, Sidney Gardner, Robert Shivers, Lloyd Gardner and Chad Breland; sisters-in-law, Diane Gardner, Ann Butler, Shannon Butler and Natasha Butler; friends Lois, Joanne, Sharron, and a host of nieces, nephews.
Funeral arrangements and memorial service were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. Disposition took place at St. Michael’s Crematory, East Elmhurst, New York.