On Monday. August 24, 2020 our beloved father, Plummer (Earl) Darnell Hardy, peacefully answered the Master’s call at Mandrin Inpatient Care Center of Hospice of the Chesapeake in Harwood, Maryland. Plummer was born Tuesday, November 15, 1954 in Enfield, North Carolina to the late Rodger Hardy, Sr. & Lucinda (Taylor) Hardy. Plummer lived with his parents and siblings Lacy Shelton Hardy, Roger Hardy, Jr., Elijah Hardy, Verna Lee Savage, Tennie Mae Hedgpath, Mary Ellen Hardy, Ella Louise Hardy-Jones and Sarah Hardy. Plummer moved to Prince George’s County Maryland with one of his older siblings Rodger Jr., his sister In-law Daisy Hardy and their six children. Rodger and Daisey would become mother and father to Plummer (Earl) as they called him to help get a handle of his life. Earl was excited about his new journey and landed a job. Soon, Earl would find his way but realizing he did not know how to cook. So, he called his (Mom) Daisy to ask her how to cook. His first cooking lesson over the telephone with his (Mom) Daisy was to teach him how to fry chicken and pork chops. Earl was excited to finally be able to cook. Many time’s in life, Earl confided in Daisy. He knew Daisy would always be there to help him, including the time when he was hiding in the chicken coop! Earl would call her on the telephone crying, praying and reading the bible. Since the many lessons in life Earl encountered, he would look to the Lord for help. Earl was always willing and ready to help his family and friends when needed. Plummer married his long-time sweetheart Dorothy Jean Neville-Hardy in Halifax Co., NC. they were blessed with two sons Plummer Earl Neville (Bird) and Derek Hardy of Enfield, NC. Later, upon moving to New York, Plummer married Sylvia Moore-Hardy they were blessed with one daughter Sharisse Hardy of Brookland, N.Y. Earl would later meet new friends and land a new potion as a Domestic Engineer at Johnson Tower. There he was known by his co-workers as Hardy. Hardy enjoyed playing card games such as bid whist and spades. He often shared his thoughts on politics with his family and friends. Hardy was a person who loved life, spending time with his family and friends. After the death of Hardy’s special cousin Louis Hardy. He thought it not robbery to keep watch on Louis’s family and soon begin to spend many days looking out for his cousin’s in-law Essie Hardy and her and Louis’s children. He grew to become a brother figure to Essie. It was nothing Hardy would not do to help her and her family. Whenever, there was a family gathering Hardy would be excited to show off his cooking skills on the grill! Hardy enjoyed cooking for seniors and feeding the community. One of his showoff dishes was to make smoked North Carolina Minced Barbeque. He would love to see the smile on people’s faces when tasting his food and would look for feedback weather he liked it or not. Hardy had an infectious smile and a loving heart. He would do anything for anyone. He was loved by everyone who knew him. It was no doubt that he did not mind speaking up when needed. He enjoyed talking with his son Bird and his daughter Sharisse. Hardy will be incredibly missed.
Hardy joined Rock of Salvation and later served as a deacon; he humbly supported the church ministries and activities. Hardy loved his church and did not mind serving his pastor’s. Deacon Hardy enjoyed learning the word of God and his church family. He had a heritage of determination, commitment and dedication until his un-timely illness and death. Hardy was proceeded in death by his parents Rodger Hardy, Sr. & Lucinda Taylor-Hardy, sibling’s Lacy Shelton Hardy, Roger Hardy, Jr., Elijah Hardy, Verna Lee Savage, Mary Ellen Hardy, Sarah Hardy and son Darnell Hardy. Hardy’s legacy and memories shall be forever cherished by his son Plummer Earl Neville (Latoria) of North Carolina, daughter Sharisse Hardy, of Brooklyn, New York. Four grandchildren, two great-grands, two sisters Tennie Mae Hedgepeth (Ossie), North Carolina, Ella Louise Hardy-Jones (Sam (deceased)), loving sister-in-law Daisy Hardy (Mom) Rocky Mount North Carolina, two aunts Florine Tate of Brooklyn, New York and Geneva Hardy of Enfield, North Carolina. Special nephews Darryl (Duck) Hardy (Wanda) (Gaithersburg, MD), Donnell Hill (Teniqua), Waldof, MD Special cousin’s Essie Hardy (Fort Washington, MD), Antonio (Tony) Hardy (Shantel), (Charles County, MD) and Pastor LaWanda Lambert (Anthony), (Clinton, MD) a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends whom he loved dearly in their own way.
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