14617 Lawyers Road #B Matthews, NC 28104

Margaret Moore Gardner January 12, 1947 - June 3, 2021

Margaret Moore Gardner – January 12th, 1947 – June 3rd 2021

Margaret made her transition to Glory peacefully from her bed in the early morning hours of June 3rd, 2021. She was 74 years old. Due to health complications she was residing at the Peak Resources Living Center in Gastonia NC.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents Elmer & Annie Mae Moore and sister Linda Benfield.

Her surviving family members include her beloved husband, Billy C Gardner; sister, Nancy Moore; son, Randy Helms and wife, Amanda; daughters, Kristina Acker, Marla Hinson and husband, Jamie along with 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Margaret was born and raised in Charlotte where she graduated from Meyers Park High School. After high school, Margaret worked as an accountant for Eckerd drug stores, from where she retired. After retirement, she and her husband owned and operated the Oakhill Mini Mart, in the Oakdale community, for another 15 years. She loved people and also loved making cakes and pies to sell in the store deli.

Most of all, Margaret loved the Lord with all her heart and loved her family the same. She set an unmatched example of how one should help those in need. Margaret would gladly go without to see that anyone in need was cared for.

In her later years, she spent much of her time taking care of grandchildren and helping at her church, Fellowship Church in Dallas NC, in the food ministry.

She will be greatly missed by her family who loved and adored her to no end.

The family would like to thank all the care givers at Senior TLC, Peak Resources and the White Oak Manner.

A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 pm, June 12th, 2021 at Crossroads Community Church, 1807 Lawing Rd., Charlotte, NC 28216.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Crossroads Community Church. Donations may be made at the celebration or on line at nccrossroads.org.


June 12, 2021
1:00 PM
Crossroads Community Church,
1807 Lawing Rd., Charlotte, NC 28216


  1. Stacy james and family says

    We love you mamaw and will miss you. I will always remember that I was your very first grandchild and I truly appreciate having a grandma as special as you in my life I’m sorry I didnt get to see you as much lately as I wanted to but I hope to see you again one day. We love you

  2. Betty Anderson says

    Anyone that came into contact with Margaret knew right away what a good, loving Lady she was. She Loved the Lord, and her family, she also loved those around her, probably the person in line at the grocery store also. That’s who she was. Her family lost a one of a kind. We all did. Prayers for her family,

  3. Amanda M Helms says

    Margaret, I’m finding hard to put together words just how much you have impacted my life. You have been a strong influence on me to be a better wife and mother. You were the glue that held this family together, because of your love and faith in the Lord. I have so many wonderful memories of us gathering together with family for home cooked meals and Your Famous Pound Cake. I am so blessed to have been part of your family, and most of all I want to thank you for taking my baby girl to church, now she serves the Lord!!! You were the nexus that has brought this family to the foot of the cross, I am so thankful to you!!! I love you and will miss you very much!! I will to see again someday!! Until then you will be in my heart always!!

  4. Amanda Moore says

    Aunt Margaret Gardner I was just siting here going back through my msgs you had sent to me over time an this one here was the last one you shared w me on May 30th a few days before you went to your final home. I wish I could pick up the phone an talk to you an let you know how much this song truly means AN after listening to the words I knew you were proud of who I AM TODAY an just as the song says, God knows I’ve came to far to look back now!!! I just miss you I never would have thought God would have taken you so soon. Growing up I always looked at you as a mother figure you wld always tell me exactly how it was even if I didn’t want to hear it. You wld speak truth an you always tried your best to guide me in the right direction. I am so Blessed to have had such an Aunt as special an as loving an as caring as you! There is no doubt you are in a better place now an that gives me peace knowing God gained another angel on June 3rd 2021. I wish I could have been there more but raising 4 little ones on my own makes it hard to do anything these days. One thing for sure is I know how much you loved an cared for me an to know after all these years I finally came to realize there’s more to life than what my past had to offer. To know you are at rest now an to know that you were proud of me means more than words will ever express. As I listened to this song you sent to me all I can do is break down. Aunt Margaret Gardner you will always be in my heart I hate that you are gone but I’m glad to know you are no longer suffering, you are no longer in pain, you don’t have to depend on anyone anymore. I LOVED YOU LIKE YOU WERE MY OWN MOTHER GROWING UP AN THATS A LOVE THAT WILL NEVER GO AWAY LOVE YOU AUNT MARGARET !!!!!

  5. Thomas says

    Hey grandma thank you for all you did for me and caitlynn and tyler and graice you were always there for us and at time where you didn’t understand why we were upset you were always there for us thank you for that. I will always remember the times when you told me stories about your life. I will always love you and miss you I cant wait to see you again till then we love you.

  6. Cookie Carroll says

    Margaret was my BFF at TLC. If I had $1 for every giggle I would be a millionaire. As soon as I arrived I would check to find her. If she was there I knew it would be a great day. We would play the games and have so much fun. We would also talk about our Lord. Nancy I am sure you will miss her as I will but I know she is in heaven just waiting on us. She loved you and the rest of the family so much. I am so glad God put her in my life for the few years I knew her. I am not physically able to attend the services but I still love her with all my heart. God’s blessings on you all. May he comfort and hold you in His arms always!

    Love you Marla and all
    Cookie Carroll

  7. Marla Hinson says

    Hey momma, I will miss you everyday. You really were a woman of God. You showed it in every way possible. You took care of me and the rest of the family. You tried your best to teach us who Jesus was and you did and for that I am truly grateful. I loved all the times we had serving God together, and I will continue to the best of my ability to keep that going. I will never forget the day we were worshiping and you helped Caitlynn get the holy Ghost. I will miss all your yummy recipes. I will miss you and dad talking about the Bible even though yall didn’t agree on everything. You never gave up that our family would be back together you prayed for that always. I got to see how much a person who has Jesus would take care of other people and pray for them. There wasn’t anything that you wouldn’t do to make sure a person had what they needed. I can’t wait to see you again with your new body walking with Jesus. I love you momma!

  8. Kristy Helms says

    Hey momma. As it was said you were the best mom ever. You were a hard working mom who gave your children and grandchildren the things they needed and wanted. I will think of you every day. You will be missed but I will see you again. You were a very good mom to me I love you momma.

  9. Kayla says

    I love you MawMaw. You taught me how to give to others and how to comfort. Thank you for all the peeled apples and the best back scratches a little girl could ask for. Until we meet again, love always, Kayla Mae.

  10. Randy Helms says

    Mom you were the best. I could never repay your sacrifice to give me a wonderful life. What a good servant and humble mother you were. Always lifting and encouraging me to be my best. All those hours you endured tolerating my hours of drum practice. Supporting my walk with Christ and setting a Christ like example.
    All the time you invested in my children.
    We all owe who we are today to your influence and carting nature. Thank you.
    I love you inexpressibly and will be with you again when my time here has past.

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