Obituary: Lou Gene Hardman

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HAUGHTON – Celebration of life for Lou Gene Hardman, Sr. will be held at Hill Crest Memorial Chapel on March 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Eric D. Sweeney will be officiating the service. Visitation will be held at Hill Crest Funeral Home on March 10, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Lou enjoyed watching horse racing at Louisiana Downs and playing bingo. Deacon Hardman is a member of Rocky Mount B.C. in Haughton where he served faithfully as Deacon for over 30 years up until his health failed him. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Hardman; mother, Essie B. Hardman; brothers, Johnny Hardman, Bobby Hardman, Billy Hardman, R. B. Hardman; sisters, Katheline Hardman and Doris Hardman.

Lou is survived by his daughter, Felicia H. Jones (Charles); son, Lou Gene Hardman, Jr. (Renee); granddaughters, Jalisa Rhodes, Tatyana Ward (Danny), Baleigh Hardman; brothers, Robert L. Hardman (Diane), Rell Hardman (Betty); sisters, Jessie M. Lane, Bertha Musco (James), Linda White (Eddie), Linna Marshall (Sugar Ray), Emma D. Hicks, Mercey D. Butcher, the mother of his two children, Shirley Scott Hardman and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Pallbearers will be Sugar Ray Marshall, Sr., Eddie White, Darren Hicks, Sr., Darren Hicks, Jr., Matric Rhines and Terrell Tisby.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lou Gene Hardman, Jr., Charles L. Jones, Jr., Rell Hardman, Robert L. Hardman, Robert Watson, Jr. and Sugar Ray Marshall, Jr.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Basil S. Harrington, M.D., Riverview Staff and LifePath Hospice.