Rebecca Ruth (Stephens) Hardy

July 3, 1935 ~ January 14, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Rebecca Hardy Obituary

Rebecca R. Sardy was born on July 3, 1935 to the late Emma Moody Kelson and the late Henry Hosana Stephens of Mobile, Alabama. Rebecca began her education in the Alabama School System, Mobile Training.

A Time to Love: Rebecca was united in Holy Matrimony to Mr. Nolan Hardy, Sr. on January 9, 1954, and to this union eight children were born: Ruby Jewel Johnson, Emma Louise (James) Jordan of Waynesboro, MS; Nolan Hardy, Jr.. (Erma Jean) of McIntosh, AL; Susie Ann Hardy-Brewer (Gerald) of Biloxi, MS; James Curtis Hardy of Denver, CO; David O'Neal Hardy (Rebecca) of Hattiesburg, MS; Melissa Ann Laffitte (Anthony) of Waynesboro, MS; one stepson Albert Johnson (Charlestine) of Atlanta, GA; one brother, Mr. James Kelson (Elizabeth Ann) of Mobile, AL

Five siblings who preceded her in death are: Ora Lee Holmes, McKinley-Kelson, Howard Kelson, Birden Kelson, and Alma Rembert. Also one grandson, Hubert Jordan II, and one son Marvin Wayne Hardy have gone before her.

Rebecca Ruth Hardy leaves 53 grandchildren, two of which she and her husband raised as their own: Remoro (Tiwana) Hardy of Arlington, TX; Shawnteshia (Marcus) Evans of Waynesboro, MS. There are also 81 great grandchildren, 9 great great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, friends and relatives far and near. Let's not forget God daughters Dr. Sherell Gilmore and Janice Smith and special cousins: Linda Cooley-Gentry, Gertrude Morris, Martha Ruth Watts. Just to mention a few special friends: Annie Eva Jones, Autry Hayes, DeLores McNair, Elizabeth McBride, Mary Lynn Walker, Velma Jean Ruffin, two special step grandsons: Gary Leverette, Bruce (Rhonda K.) Leverette of Stateline, MS.

Funeral services will occur Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 2:00 PM at Pineville MB Church, with Pastor Joshua Young as the officiant. Interment will follow at State Line Cemetery. 

There will be a viewing period Friday, January 26, 2024 from 12:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Turner Funeral Home. 

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24 Hour Viewing
January 26, 2024

12:00 PM
Turner Funeral Home
402 South Spring Street
Waynesboro, MS 39367

24 Hour Viewing
January 27, 2024

1:00 PM
Pineville Missionary Baptist Church (Waynesboro)


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