Reginald Noland Hardeman, Sr. was born to the late Malcolm and Nellie Iola Kelly Hardeman on Dec. 29, 1955. He was the 12th child of the “Lee Street” Hardeman’s in historic Harristown. As the baby boy, he was the apple of his mother’s eye. He was called from labor to reward on June 20, 2019, in Decatur. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Morris Perry Hardeman, Jimmy Sherrod Hardeman, Willie Harold Hardeman and Annie Ruth Hardeman Norris.
Reginald was a proud graduate of Newton County High School, class of 1974. He played basketball and intramural sports. He also attended Georgia State University where he studied Fine Arts.
He accepted Christ at an early age. He was baptized into the fellowship of faith at Bethlehem Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. E. L. Mitchell. While there, he served in the music and usher ministries.
He was gainfully employed with several companies. During his work season, he worked at Sears, CR Bard, and the Georgia Department of Labor. At the time of his demise, he was employed with Fox Theatre as Security and FedEx as a driver for 25 plus years.
Reginald also had many hobbies including basketball, horseshoes, and photography. Most of all, he was a pool shooting shark and debonair dresser, known for coordinating his suits, shoes, shirts, ties, hats, etc.!
He loved his family and kids and they loved him. He leaves to mourn: his beloved fiancée Lisa Watson; children, Nolan Antoine, Reginald Jr. and Nadia Genee; granddaughter Kai Hardeman; his sisters and brothers Lula Maude, Malcolm Jr. (Joann), Eddie Clarence, Franklin Randolph (Lucile), Miriam Charlotte, Kenneth O’Neal (Eula), and Sandra Yvonne; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Almarene Johnson Hardeman and Mrs. Annie Lois Morgan Hardeman; brother in-law, Mr. James William Norris and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
A funeral service was held at noon Tuesday, June 25 at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 2177 Usher St., Covington, GA 30014 with the Rev. Ronnie Thomas Jr. and the Rev. Hezekiah Benton Jr. officiating.
With sincere hearts and deep appreciation, we thank you for all your acts of kindness. We pray that God will continue to shower his blessings upon each of you.