Affectionately known as “Boogie G”, Marcus L. Gardner Jr., was born September 8, 1992, in Kansas City, Missouri to Kimberly Alonzo and Marcus L. Gardner Sr.
Marcus was educated in Raytown, Missouri and graduated from Raytown South High School. He loved to garden and barbeque, which he learned from his grandfather, John Warren Jr.
Upon moving to Georgia, Marcus met the woman that would steal his heart, Christina Smith. They were engaged in December 2021.
Marcus loved spending time with his family and was a favorite amongst his younger cousins. One of Marcus’s favorites was his sister, Ariana. They were inseparable and had a bond that could never be replaced.
Marcus departed this life on Saturday, March 5, 2022, in Winder, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, John Warren Jr.; paternal grandfather, Ernest Gardner; great-grandmother, Myrtle Warren; great-grandfather, John Warren Sr.; great-grandmother, Rosie Hill, and cousin, Tyreze Williams.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his parents, Kimberly Warren-Alonzo (Enrique), and Marcus L. Gardner Sr; sibling, Ariana Gardner; grandparents, Margaret Ford (Charles), and Kathy Gibbs-Cannon; uncles, Shawn Warren, Ernest Collins (Tonya), and Michael Gardner (Delores); aunts, Johnae Sawyer, Rhonda Gardner, Deborah Gardner, Karen Cunningham, Jada Leachman and Crystal McCoy; nieces, Skye Byrd, Scarlett Merritt and Samara Gardner; special cousin, Michael Gardner Jr., and a host of other cousins, relatives, and friends.