Welcome to the
memorial page for
Alex D. Gardner
April 26, 1993
~December 15, 2022
Alex Darell Gardner Jackson was born to Clarice Gardner and Billie Jackson at Centra State Hospital in Freehold, NJ on April 26, 1993.
Alex, the first Gardner grandson in over 15 years was raised by a village and beloved by everyone in his hometown of Morganville, NJ, especially among the Gardner figureheads.
As a member of Wicker Memorial Baptist Church in his youth, Alex routinely attended Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, joined the youth choir, and many other initiatives.
Alex attended Frank Defino Central School, and Marlboro Middle School where he joined the school choir. On the weekends, his mother and father introduced him to the family hobby, bowling, and his uncle Johnnie later involved him to basketball. When Alex elevated to high school, he was able to expand his interests by joining the wrestling and football team while embracing his love for music as a member of the MHS Choir. After school, Alex dedicated 10 years to The Home Depot company.
Alex’s love for music was spawned from his father and Alex took after him in many ways, including the ability to learn musical instruments with little to no guidance. His unique musical tastes centered around various styles of Rock infused with a Christian message as he always kept God and Jesus at the forefront of his life.
Another popular interest of theirs, wrestling, stayed with Alex until his very last days. As Alex matured, he leaned into a fitness-focused lifestyle and spent a great deal of time at the gym, where he spent his final hours on Earth.
Sweet, Kind, Compassionate, and Funny are just a few common words that Alex’s family and friends have used to describe him throughout this entire life. His nonchalant yet caring disposition brought comfort in dark times. Even as Alex faced his own adversities, he was a beacon of light to every soul he touched. At a young age, he left a positive impact on so many lives.
Alex leaves behind his mother, Clarice Gardner of Toms River, NJ, Renee Gardner-Jackson of Atlanta, GA; Aunts Cassandra Johnson of Toms River, Jewel Fredericks of Aberdeen, NJ and a host of other aunts, uncles, cousins and especially all of the close friends that he held close to his heart, with special acknowledgment to Crystal and the Archer family, Anthony, and Vienna.