(WEDOWEE) Mrs. Brenda Ann Hardnett, 71, of Wedowee died Saturday, July 1, 2023, at Tanner Medical Center, Carrollton, Ga. Funeral services were held Friday, July 7, at Union Chapel United Methodist Church in Wedowee, at noon, with the Rev. James Gresham, the Rev. R. Russell and the Rev. Tom Williams officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Brenda was born on June 27, 1952, to the late Rev. Robert Lee Smith and the late Eppie Dovine Smith in Birmingham. She accepted Christ at an early age and was a faithful member of Union Chapel United Methodist Church. Brenda was the youngest of seven siblings and was affectionately called “Brenda Lou”.
Brenda loved dancing, cooking Sunday dinners for her family and watching the “Reggie Gay” gospel show.
She was employed at Lamar Manufacturing Company as a seamstress for 30-plus years, worked for Cheaha Regional Headstart for 17 years, and as a part-time store clerk at Main Street Food Mart until her retirement. After retirement, she attended the Wedowee Senior Center and enjoyed being with her friends playing board games and traveling to events.
Brenda is survived by her husband, Randy Hardnett; her three children, Randy JaRodd Hardnett (companion Christie) and Ivory Joyce (Stacy) Roundtree of Wedowee and Rev. Anthony Gene (Sheila) Sims of Woodland; one aunt, Flossie Gibson of Anniston; two sisters, Willie Mae Anthony of Gainesville, Ga. and Robbia Lea Smith of Huntsville; brothers-in-law; Douglas Hardnett (Cathy), Joe Lee Hardnett (Fannie) and Charles Hardnett (Bonnie); sisters-in-law, Minnie Laney (James) and Nell Higgins; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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