Pinkie Slaughter-Hardaway, age 89, was born July 4, 1929, in Waverly, Alabama to the late Thaddeus Sr. and Elsie Slaughter. She relocated to East Chicago, IN in the late 1940's where she joined Antioch Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. M. S. Sykes. Pinkie retired proudly as a licensed dietician from St. Margaret Hospital in Hammond, IN. After earning her cosmetology license from Ivy Tech, Pinkie also worked as a licensed beautician throughout East Chicago for several years. Pinkie was preceded in death by her beloved husband Walter L. Hardaway Sr., son Jasper R. Hardaway, parents, and Brothers William, Andrew and John Slaughter, and Sister Mary Allison. She leaves to cherish her memory a devoted and loving son, Walter Jr. of Gary, IN, sister Susie Mae Brooks of Lafayette, AL, brother Thaddeus Slaughter Jr. of Upper Marlboro, MD, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation Monday December 10, 2018 from 9:00a.m.-11:00a.m. With funeral services to follow at 11:00a.m. All services at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church at 3902 Alexander Avenue, East Chicago, Indiana. Rev. Dr. Justin C. Kidd officiating Interment Calumet Park Cemetery.
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Published in Post-Tribune from Dec. 7 to Dec. 9, 2018.