On January 24, 1963, God gave us Yolita Quanee Hardin. She is the daughter of the late Leonard Hardin and Mary Lucille Fant Hardin.
Yolita’s spirit returned to God on December 22, 2021 when she transitioned suddenly at her home in Sheffield, Alabama. Yolita was a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her mother Mary Lucille Fant Hardin, her father Leonard Hardin, and her brother Leonard Ingram.
Also known as “Juanita” and “CheChe”, Yolita grew up in Killen and Sheffield, Alabama with her parents and siblings. Yolita attended school in Sheffield, Alabama and attended Muscle Shoals Tech where she learned the trade furniture lamination. After her parents passed, Yolita helped raise her younger brother Tracy.
Juanita was a loving daughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend. She loved helping people and telling people where to receive assistance. Juanita loved to laugh and made others laugh too. She never met a stranger. She was well liked throughout the community for always being caring and thoughtful. Juanita would often call WZZA radio station to request a song be played for family members or friends and to wish them a happy birthday.
During her life, Juanita endured many health issues. She was a 17 year breast cancer survivor and celebrated being a survivor each year. Her favorite song was Never Would Have Made It by Marvin Sapp. Juanita enjoyed watching Tyler Perry movies, Lifetime movies, and eating out-unless family or friends had some good home cooked food. Juanita spent a lot of her time calling to talk and check on her family and friends. She always had “the news” but she always spoke “The Good News.” She loved talking about the Lord and telling people how God had blessed her. She would say, “I’m a child of God.”
Those left to cherish her memories are: her sister, Linda Hardin Pritchard; two brothers, Larry Hardin and Tracy Bernard Hardin all of Sheffield, Alabama; sister-in-law, Helen Ingram (Leonard) of Syracuse New York; niece, Faye Ingram Brown of Syracuse New, York; four nephews, Carlton Ingram, Chino Ingram, Cliff Ingram and Chad Ingram all of Syracuse, New York; aunt, Gwen Pride of Cherokee, Alabama; three great-aunts, Lula Goodloe of Cherokee, Alabama; Flora Southern of Barton, Alabama; and Julia McKay of Barton, Alabama; special cousins, Sonya Hodges Dabila and Justina Jones; special friends, Jackie Nance Skipper, Vickie Burt, and Susan Mitchell; Numerous cousins, other relatives and friends.
You loved us Juanita and you are already missed. Rest in Peace!
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