Sis. Emma Lou Sheppard Hardy was born May 7, 1932 to the late Maggie Sheppard and Booker T. Riley in Screven County, Georgia.
Sis. Hardy served as a Deaconess and sang in the Senior Choir at Pilgrim Baptist Church. She later became the First lady of Jerusalem Baptist Church. Later in life she joined A New Beginning Baptist Church under the Pastorialship of Rev. Stanley Royal, Sr. She was a member of the Ministers and Ministers Wives Association for many years.
Sis Hardy was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Pastor James E. Hardy, Sr. in 1952 in Screven County. They moved to Savannah in 1953. To this union they were blessed with eight children and two preceded her in death, James W. Hardy, Jr. and Herman L. Hardy.
Sis Hardy transitioned to her heavenly home on Thursday, September 4, 2020.
She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Bernice (Frank) Miller, Patricia Farmer, Brenda (George) Betterson, Michelle Sutton, Sharon Cooper, DeAndre Glover, and son, Ronald (Erica) Hardy, brother, Jonas Sheppard, and an uncle, Emmett Sheppard, nineteen grandchildren (2 deceased), thirty four great grandchildren , two great grandchildren, a special niece and two nephews.
Adams announces graveside services which will be held 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, September 9, 2020.
Viewing will be held from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. at the funeral home via our drive thru.
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