Delores Marie Taylor Hardin – Mother of Janice Taylor-Reid (Durman), Steven, Gregory (Vanida), and Jeffery Hardin; daughter of Janie Combs; sister of Kenneth (Elizabeth), David Taylor, Claudia Holmes, and Regina Combs; grandmother of Stephanie and Jamelah Hardin, Michael and Mario Taylor, Antwan Cokley and Jaylin Hardin; great-grandmother of Lashawnette,Michael Jr’, Quiana, Imani, Mikhael, Mario, Andrea and Micah; nieces and nephews, a lifelong friend Charlene Johnson; a play daughter Dena Felkel, and a host of adopted aunts, uncles, grandchildren, friends and family.

Dee Dee was preceded in death by her father Kenneth Taylor, stepfather Reginald Combs and baby sister Carol Kennedy.

Celebration of Life – Delores Marie Hardin

By Mel Williams

A host of family, friends, and well-wishers gathered at Springfield Missionary Baptist Church to participate in the Homegoing Services of Delores Marie Hardin, fondly known to all as Dee Dee.

There were many warm words and remembrances given on behalf of a sister very well loved and respected. There was an extremely powerful eulogy delivered by Reverend Emmitt T. Williams. Springfield Missionary Baptist Church was full to capacity for Dee Dee’s services. Among those in attendance were Albert “Sonny” Strong, Don Carlos “Skip” James and daughter, James “Snookie” Johnson, Alex Childress, Dave & Alton Belcher, Charles & Sissy Payne, Arthur “Creep” Taylor, Marchall & Gigi Giles, Neuman Alexander, Martin “Marty” Lidell, Sue “Price” Aron, Carliss Sutton, Vincent Aikens, Hervie Fox, Priscilla Brunson, Cheryl Washington, and Oliver Ruff.

There were tons of other folks in attendance whose names I did not know or that I did not see in the audience. For that I offer my apologies.