Our beloved Emmerson John “EJ” Gardner was called to his home in heaven on August 9, 2022. Born on November 17, 1996 and raised in Kansas City, MO. He graduated from Park Hill High School, where he was a varsity wrestler. When he was not wrestling, he could be found outdoors on a skateboard, fishing on a lake or river, spending time with his children, or making others laugh. Emmerson was a true gift to all those around him with his generous heart.Emmerson is survived by his parents Jeremy Gardner (Christina); Karen Arnold; and Angie Rice (Kevin); grandparents: Del Arnold; John “Pepaw” and Kathy “Memaw” Gardner, June Crane; siblings including his twin brother Jordan Gardner; Jasmine Fridie; Arianna Gardner; Max Sinclair; Samm Calon; Lauren Meystedt; a son Kaden and daughter Mylah; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and never a stranger.
He will be deeply missed by his friends, family and all who knew him. The love of Emmerson will live on forever.
A Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at the Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville, MO. A Funeral Service celebrating Emmerson’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at our chapel. Memorial contributions are suggested to Emmerson’s two children, Kaden and Mylah and may be left in the care of Meyers Northland Chapel. Memories of Emmerson and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.