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In loving memory of
Ola Hardy
  • August 18, 1935
  • -
  • February 27, 2021

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Obituary

Ola B. Hardy
Born on August 18th, 1935 in Dawson Georgia.
She was the youngest of her family, and daughter of the late Eugene and Johnny Bell Burch.
On February 27th, 2021 at the age of 85, Ola Hardy went home to be with the Lord Jesus.
In her education, she received her diploma from the state of New Jersey and later went on to pursue
studies in nursing. Later in life, she retired as a corrections officer for the state of New Jersey.
Ola was blessed with a large and loving family, and an addition was made to the family on August 18th
1989 when she married the love of her life, Monroe Hardy. Monroe and Ola Hardy had resided at their
home in Ocala, Florida where she remained for some time after his death in 2014. They were always so
hospitable to friends and family, and present in the church community of the First Assembly of God in
Ocala.
Ola B. Hardy was a strong, fun-loving and vibrant woman with timeless class. She helped raise the
many nieces and nephews that the Lord blessed her with and lived life to the fullest. She enjoyed
traveling, watching her favorite tv shows and also faithfully tended to her garden filled with fruit trees
and flowers. She was a woman of impeccable detail and always kept her home in order, even teaching
some of her young nephews and nieces how to formally set a dining room table and maintain
responsibility. While she was a sturdy backbone to many, she was also docile and will forever be
remembered for her compassion, love and care that she shared as an aunt, sister, God-mother and
friend. She’s left a mark on all of the souls who’ve had the pleasure of knowing her, and she will always
be in our hearts.
Your presence we miss… Your memories we treasure. Loving you always, and forgetting you never.
Left to honor her legacy is Sarah McGee, Minnie Royal, a host of nieces and nephews, God-children
and numerous family and friends.
Eulogy by Pastor Jeff Wade of First Assembly of God
Place of Interment:
Florida National Cemetery
6502 Southwest 102 Avenue
Bushnell, FL 33513
“In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18


Service

Location:
Florida National Cemetery

Date & Time:
March 8, 2021 at 2:00 PM



Visitation

Times:
March 8, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM



Location:
Baldwin Brothers Heritage Plac


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  1. Asha Colson says:
    10 Mar 2021
    You were definitely an angel. I love you Mama Ola.

  2. Asha Colson posted an image:
    10 Mar 2021
    I love you for infinity and beyond Mama Ola.
    I love you for infinity and beyond Mama Ola.

  3. Asha Colson lit a candle:
    10 Mar 2021
    Lit since March 10, 2021 at 3:43:46 AM

  4. Pazaria posted an image:
    08 Mar 2021
    "Sisters make the best friends in the world.”
    "Sisters make the best friends in the world.”

  5. Pazaria posted an image:
    08 Mar 2021
    Bye Y'all! ❤
    Bye Y'all! ❤

  6. Pazaria posted an image:
    08 Mar 2021
    My fun-living auntie...cutin' a step!
    My fun-living auntie...cutin' a step!

  7. TaLiseya lit a candle:
    08 Mar 2021
    Lit since March 8, 2021 at 3:53:00 PM

  8. TaLiseya says:
    08 Mar 2021
    TALISEYA MCGEE

  9. Khiry Smith lit a candle:
    08 Mar 2021
    Lit since March 8, 2021 at 3:29:33 PM

  10. LaVerne Butts Robinson lit a candle:
    08 Mar 2021
    Lit since March 8, 2021 at 3:14:26 AM

  11. Alton, Mel & Buddy lit a candle:
    08 Mar 2021
    Lit since March 8, 2021 at 3:09:13 AM

  12. LaVerne Butts Robinson says:
    08 Mar 2021
    Farewell my sweet Auntie. I will cherish your beautiful smile and giving heart. LaVerne Butts Robinson

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    08 Mar 2021


  14. Lori Karnopp lit a candle:
    08 Mar 2021
    Lit since March 8, 2021 at 3:54:32 AM

  15. Lori Karnopp says:
    08 Mar 2021
    I could not have been blessed more than to have Ola as a neighbor and friend.
    You have touched our hearts with your kindness and laughter. We miss you and love you even more.
    Until will meet again.

  16. Katirah Davis lit a candle:
    07 Mar 2021
    Lit since March 7, 2021 at 3:40:26 PM

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    07 Mar 2021
    Lit since March 7, 2021 at 3:36:26 PM

  18. Harriett lit a candle:
    07 Mar 2021
    Lit since March 7, 2021 at 3:28:56 PM

  19. Virginia Wells says:
    07 Mar 2021
    Aunt Ola was truly one of a kind. She was funny and very vivacious. You could always count on her for a good laugh. She often reminded me of my dad, Ruben. I think they favored a lot and he like to crack jokes just like she did, lol. It was always fun whenever we would had the opportunity to visit her. Her hospitality was outstanding. We love you Aunt Ola and you will certainly be missed by us all.

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    07 Mar 2021
    Lit since March 7, 2021 at 3:06:30 AM

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    Lit since March 7, 2021 at 3:03:57 AM

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    06 Mar 2021
    Lit since March 6, 2021 at 3:30:29 AM

  23. Pazaria Smith lit a candle:
    05 Mar 2021
    Lit since March 5, 2021 at 3:50:54 PM

  24. Pazaria Smith says:
    05 Mar 2021
    I loved my Aunt Ola and admired her strength of character. I will continue to be inspired by her tenacity for life in general, her determination in making things happen, and her perseverance in seeing it through no matter what, even amidst challenges.

    After the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said today, all we have to hold onto are the happy memories that we’ve shared with Aunt Ola, the actions she took, the things she said, and most importantly, her ability to find humor and laughter in life events!

    This is what will keep her alive in our hearts and in our minds, and she will continue to live on, through the lives of those she touched and loved. Rest on Auntie! ❤

    "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16).

  25. Karla Smith lit a candle:
    05 Mar 2021
    Lit since March 5, 2021 at 3:54:03 PM

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    05 Mar 2021
    Lit since March 5, 2021 at 3:36:48 PM

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