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Gwendolyn Irene Walker Hardy

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Gwendolyn Irene “Mother Hardy” Walker Hardy of Wilson passed away Sept. 18, 2020, in Knoxville, Tennessee.

She leaves to cherish her memory one daughter, The Rev. Dr. Angela Hardy Cross; two sons-in-law, the Rev. Walter Cross of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Leroy Ferguson of Wilson; one daughter-in-law, Bessie Hardy of Norfolk, Virginia; four grandchildren who loved her dearly, Michelle Davis of Chesapeake, Virginia, Tiffany Williams (Sam) of Wilson, Kevin Ferguson (Crystal) of Charlotte and D’Angelo Hardy of Virginia Beach, Virginia; 12 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a host of cousins and other family members and friends.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Jarnigan and Sons Mortuary, 2823 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Knoxville, Tennessee.

The family will have a private funeral service. Burial will be in Tennessee Veteran Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hardwick and Sons Funeral Home, 2521 Duncan Ave., Chattanooga, Tennessee, www.hardwickfuneral.com.