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Floyd Rex 'Blackie' Hardy

May 24, 1963 ~ June 21, 2021 (age 58)

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 “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying,

neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”

~Revelation 1: 4


     It was on Friday, May 24, 1963, that life was bestowed upon Floyd Rex Hardy, as he was born in Seaboard (Northampton County), North Carolina, to the parentage of the late Marvin and Eva Turner Hardy.

     ‘Blackie’ as he was affectionately called, was educated in the Northampton County School System; graduating from Northampton County High School East, Class of 1981. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy, proudly serving his country until being honorably discharged in July 1986.

     Having God as an integral part of his upbringing, Floyd accepted Christ, early in life, as his Lord and Savior. He believed in God; the Father Almighty, who created heaven and earth and he possessed strong faith in Christ. He did not waiver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, always acknowledging his presence.

     As one who was full of life and a barrel of jokes, Floyd loved his family with all his heart and would do anything he could for anyone who asked. Whenever you needed him he was always there, no matter what he may have going on. He believed and lived by the phrase, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service to others”. ‘Blackie’ had a big heart and gave freely of himself to his family, as well as, his friends. He will be missed by all those whose lives he touched.

     Floyd was summoned home to eternal rest and peace on Monday, June 21, 2021; while in the care of UNC Medical Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. As he transitioned from our care and into God’s keeping, he now resides safe in the arms of Jesus and we can hear his spirit utter these words: “Don’t cry for me, I’m not gone. My soul is at rest, my heart lives on, Light a candle for me to see and hold on to my memory, but save your tears for I’m still here by your side through the years.” In addition to his parents, Floyd was preceded in death by: an adopted daughter, Tameaka Gri n and a host of other relatives who he is now reunited with.

     Though the clouds may hang over, there will be a brighter day, in that land that they call heaven, God shall wipe all tears away. We who remain are struck by the pain of death, but satisfied with the promise made by God, that He would wipe all tears from our eyes are: his loving and devoted wife, Ruth J. Hardy of the home; children, Timothy Jennings of Conway, North Carolina, Starbrina Jennings and Sharonda Jennings both of Greensboro, North Carolina; three adopted daughters, Stephanie Clewis, Beatrice Griffin and Renna Jones; siblings, Woodrow Hardy (Eleanor) of Carthage, North Carolina, Eva Jennings, Emma Turner and  James Hardy (Gladys) all of Jackson, North Carolina, Agnes Jones of Seaboard, North Carolina Shirley Gatling of Garysburg, North Carolina, Doris Harris (Lester) of Raleigh, North Carolina, George Hardy (Gail) of South Boston, Virginia; four grandchildren, fourteen nieces, ten nephews a host of other relatives and friends.   



Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit  Mr. Hardy's  tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family. 


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"Professional Care, With Dignity & Integrity" 

to the family of Mr. Floyd Rex Hardy.

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June 26, 2021

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
T L Faison's Funeral Care, LLC
301 Park Street
Seaboard, NC 27876

Graveside Service
June 27, 2021

1:00 PM
Faithful Band Missionary Baptist Church
Cornwallis Road
Pleasant Hill, NC 27866

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