Arlene Gardner

Arlene Gardner

September 23, 2021, 84, Goldsboro –

Arlene Gardner, 84, passed away Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Wayne UNC Health Care in Goldsboro. Born in Wayne County on January 2, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Thedie Gardner and Nina Pate Gardner.

Arlene was preceded in death by three sisters, Esther Lancaster, Grace Davis, and Lou Grantham; and three brothers, James “Hoss” Gardner, George Gardner, and Thedie Gardner.

Arlene is survived by two sisters, Linda Casey and husband, Ben and Betty Corbett and husband, Donald; a sister-in-law, Anna Gardner; a brother-in-law, Jimmy Grantham; and three special friends, Jennette Howell, Betty Daw, and Betty Kearney.

Arlene was a dedicated and faithful member of Free Chapel Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church where she was active in the Ladies Auxillary.

A service to celebrate Arlene’s life will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Free Chapel Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Pikeville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Free Chapel PFWB Church, c/o Gerald Brown, 187 Vance Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27534.

Arrangements by Seymour Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent to