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Mrs. Cheri Gardner
Cheri A. Gardner is a Funeral Director at Smith & Gaston Funeral Services. Mrs. Gardner graduated from Minor High School in 1979. She earned a Bachelor of Arts at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia in 1982, a Banking Degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and a law degree from Miles College. She married fellow funeral director, Paul Gardner, on June 7, 1986.
Mrs. Gardner has received various achievements and awards, including being named Student Bar Association President at Miles College, from 2003-2005; being featured in Essence Magazine as One of the Top Female Executives in the Financial Industry, in 1996; being recognized as Best and Brightest in Financial Industry Dollars and Sense, in 1993 and being a recipient of the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Development Award, in 1992. Mrs. Gardner is entering her second term as Board of Education representative for District 6, having been elected in 2013, and then again in 2017.
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