Prayers for the Gardner Family

$10,407 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 93 people in 57 months
Bryson Naki Gardner was born June 23, 1977  and was unexpectedly taken too early from his family and friends on June 18, 2014.  The 2nd of 4 children, Bryson learned early on the strength and joy of being surrounded by a loving and supporting family. Bryson was an athlete from the time he could walk and excelled in many sports throughout high school. After graduating in 1995, he began his college football career, with a full scholarship, at the University of Idaho. By his junior year he had become a team captain and starting free safety for the Vandals. This same year he also met his wife, Laura, who was studying at U of I as well. He graduated with degrees in both Business Administration and Sociology in 2000.
At that time Bryson, Laura and their 1st son, Jaden, moved back to Southern California in 2000 where he continued to thrive as a man and as a husband and father. In 2006 the family was blessed with their 2nd son, Braylen. And in 2009 their 3rd blessing came in the form of a daughter, Jaycie. Bryson loved his family dearly and spent as much time with them as possible, always playing and laughing and loving life.
Nurtured, guided and coached by Bryson, his oldest son, now 16, is a linebacker for Notre Dame High school in Riverside County and has completed his sophomore year with a 3.8 GPA. His son Braylen, 7, competes nationwide in gymnastics doing high bars, pummel horse, rings AND floor! He was ranked 9th overall competitor earlier this year while competing in the Junior Olympic Regional Championship.
Full of personality, Jaycie, 4, has watched her dad and brothers compete and is already following in those footsteps and will be playing soccer this year as well as participating in ballet and hiphop classes.
Brysons family was his pride and joy. He worked hard to give them the best life possible. He loved to come home after a long day of work and surprise his wife with little gifts to show his continued affection through the 18 years they were together. Their bond was strong and one that cannot be broken even in death. Bryson was the backbone of his family and this life shattering event has left many questions unanswered for Laura and their children. By setting up this fund we hope to show Brysons family just how much he will be missed and show our support in long term way. All money collected will be used to help the family with the unexpected costs of Bryson's death as well as stability for the children.
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We are 30% to our goal for the Gardner family. Please keep the family and Bryson in your prayers today as his life is celebrated and laid to rest.
Rest In Peace Bryson!
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Services for Bryson will be this Friday June 27th.

9am viewing, 10am Funeral/Burial at Union Missionary Baptist Church 1360 Riverside Drive Barstow, CA 92311

3pm Memorial at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside at 6115 Arlington Ave Riverside, CA 92504

Please continue to lift up the Gardner family in prayer.
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Today would have been Bryson's 37th birthday! Let us remember him and celebrate his life with love, prayers and support for Laura and the kids. Happy Birthday Bryson!
Bryson
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A message from Laura Garner. "I overwhelmed with the kindness being shown to our family. Please know that we are eternally grateful."
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Bryson-Laura Gardner
56 months ago

We are speechless at the outpouring of love from so many people. Our hearts ache, we are taking one day at a time, and we are beyond grateful to everyone for your kindness and encouraging words. My children and I are eternally thankful for your compassion. God Bless.

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Bryson-Laura Gardner
57 months ago

I would like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for your generosity shown to my 3 children and I during this awful time. It really means so much and will help us more than I can explain. Much love and God Bless you all.

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Heather d'Arc
57 months ago

Love you Laura!!!

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55 months ago
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Carmen Monahan
56 months ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family

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Dave Stout
56 months ago

My thoughts and prayers to all of the family. I did not know Bryson, however I was at the game in Boise in 1998 when we beat the Broncos and what a great day! I graduated from U of I in 1978 and both of my children graduated from U of I. I want Jaden to know that we are all part of the Vandal family and Moscow is a special place. I hope to see him in a Vandal uniform soon. My deepest sympathy.

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56 months ago
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56 months ago
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Nancy & Phil Reberger
56 months ago

Our heartfelt sympathy to all the family over your sudden loss -- from a couple of '64 Vandal grads.

Bryson-Laura Gardner
56 months ago

We are speechless at the outpouring of love from so many people. Our hearts ache, we are taking one day at a time, and we are beyond grateful to everyone for your kindness and encouraging words. My children and I are eternally thankful for your compassion. God Bless.

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Bryson-Laura Gardner
57 months ago

I would like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for your generosity shown to my 3 children and I during this awful time. It really means so much and will help us more than I can explain. Much love and God Bless you all.

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Heather d'Arc
57 months ago

Love you Laura!!!

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