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Thelma (Matthews) Hardy

December 18, 1933 ~ July 3, 2019 (age 85)



Moms Journey

Our Heavenly Father saw fit to reward Mother Thelma Hardy with her wings on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 in her 85th year of life. Her passing reminds us that death is sure but life is uncertain.                                                                                          

Thelma Matthews sunrise was December 18, 1933 in Selma, Alabama. She was a daughter of Lee and Katie (Ford) Matthews. She attended the Selma, Alabama Public Schools.

She met and later married the love of her life, Luther Hardy. To this union ten children were born; Shirley, Patricia, Zelma Mae, Karen, Sharon, Charlotte, Sandra Kay, Luther Jr., Vernon and Glenn.


Thelma accepted Christ at an early age and continued her walk with Him for many years. She was a Charter Member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Providence Baptist Church and the Promise Land Church where she served faithfully until her health began to fail.  She was active in the Missionary, Choir, and served as a grandmother to the church.  She was a people person and never met a stranger.  She would do whatever she could to help her fellowman.


She will forever be remembered for love of cooking, singing, fishing, playing cards, Pokeno, planting flowers and yes…watching westerns, game shows and “Steve Harvey”.  Thelma’s favorite bible verse was Psalm 91.

She remained faithful to her family and church until God called her home for her reward. 

She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Shirley (Rufus) Jones, Patricia Thomas, Karen (Willie) Miles, Sharon (Emmanuel) Thompson and Charlotte Davis; sons, Luther, Vernon and Glenn Hardy (Penny Mosley) and a brother, Eugene (Lucille) Matthews; a special grandson, Kenneth Alexander; 39 grandchildren and 160 great and great great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Katie (Ford) Matthews; husband, Luther Hardy Sr; daughters, Sandra Kay Hardy and Zelma Mae Thomas; a sister and brother-in-law , Katie  and Cleven Smith.


She will be laid to rest in Highland Park Cemetery



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