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Doris Jacobs Hardy

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Doris Jacobs Hardy

WHO CAN FIND A VIRTUOUS WOMAN? FOR HER PRICE IS FAR ABOVE RUBIES…SHE IS LIKE THE MERCHANTS' SHIPS…SHE RISETH ALSO WHILE IT IS YET NIGHT, AND GIVETH MEAT TO HER HOUSEHOLD… SHE STRETCHETH OUT HER HAND TO THE POOR… STRENGTH AND HONOR ARE HER CLOTHING… SHE OPENETH HER MOUTH WITH WISDOM…AND IN HER TONGUE… IS KINDNESS.... GIVE HER OF THE FRUIT OF HER HANDS; AND LET HER OWN WORKS PRAISE HER IN THE GATES. [Prov. 31kjv]

On July 25, 1930 Doris Jacobs Hardy was born to Isaac and Gertie Jones Jacobs as the second of six children. Her mother, father, brother (Isaac Jacobs, Jr.) and two sisters (Albertha Coleman and Vinella Simon) preceded her in death. Her journey came to a gradual, slowing pace, and then a triumphant, victorious end on February 26, 2013 at the Rapides Regional Medical Center where she transitioned from time to eternity. She fought a good fight; she kept the faith until the very end; she then finished her course at the mature age of 82.

Ms. Hardy was a kind and gentle spirit who always had enough eats, drinks, and kind words to provide everyone with enough, with more to spare. She was a lover of children of all shapes, sizes, and colors; and always reminded her family in the midst of toddler chaos that "there are no bad children; they're just active". There are few from the Hickory Hill community who never ate from her table or sat on her lap.

She had a knack for giving the children she babysat, nieces and nephews nick-names. Among those were, "Lil Ugly" and "Baby" especially when she couldn't remember their names. Her favorite hobby was cooking. She enjoyed watching her "lil children" eat. Her dessert specialty was ginger bread.

One of her proudest moments was when she, as a temporary resident of Valley View Healthcare Facility won the title of Queen. She referred to it as her prom. She would call people and have her children call to tell them know it took her all these years, but she finally went to her prom. She proudly represented Valley View in the regional contest in Pineville.

Ms. Hardy leaves behind to cherish her legacy and her precious memories her seven children, Glynn (Vickie), Sonja Yvette Hall (Bun), and Ardenna, all of Houston, Texas; Gretchen, Lorraine Courtney (Eric), and Randy (Renee) of Marksville; and Chauncey (Alma Rose) of Alexandria; two whom she informally adopted and loved as her own, M. Audrey Hardy, and Alex Hardy both of Houston, Texas; 15 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; two sisters (Martra Sullivan, and Sedonia Rowe (Al); and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Friends may visit the Good Shepherd Funeral home 614, Lee Street on Friday March 1, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. A Christian Wake Service will be held at the Starlight Baptist Church, Marksville on Friday evening beginning at 7:00 p.m. Homegoing celebration services will be Saturday March 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Starlight Baptist Church.

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Published in The Town Talk on Mar. 1, 2013
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