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The Epitome of a Virtuous Woman





Frankie Maude Hardaway, daughter of she served as an ac the late Rev. Lofton and Fannie O’Neal, was born on August 27, 1920, in Barnesville, GA.

She married the late George Hardaway Sr., and from this union 14 children were born.

In her earlier Christian walk, she would hold missionary meetings at her home, where they would pray, sing, and provide food and care for the sick and shut-in. It didn’t matter what color or race you were, she was willing to help those who were in need.

She was a faithful member and served on the missionary and usher board of Sugar Hill A.M.E. Church of Barnesville. GA. There you could find her sitting with the mothers of the church, as she served as an active member. She prepared communion, led devotional service, and brought in many of her home-cooked foods to share with others.

She was the matriarch of her family, who instilled in her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren the importance of having a personal relationship with God. She was the pillar of honor, strength, and love, who inspired her family and others to live a God-filled life. Her love for others reached many generations, the young and old alike.

Her children were the center of her joy, with whom she enjoyed sharing songs and prayers after our big Sunday feasts.

She went to the farthest limits to get the best food, at the best prices. She was wise in business. She wasn’t weary in her well-doing. Her love also reached to the poor, and she expected nothing in return. When her children rose up in the morning, they called her blessed. There are many virtuous women, but our  Mother, our Big Mama, excelled them all. She believed in the power of prayer, and she covered her family with many.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, George Hardaway Sr.; three children, Larry Ragland, George Hardaway, Jr., Moses Hardaway; and siblings, Lucille, Mary Lee, Ruth, David, Mattie Mae, Joseph, Albert, Ella Mae, Henry, Rose Lee, Dolly, Thomas Joe, and Lofton Jr., and John Wesley. On March 24, 2018, early Saturday morning, Frankie Maude O’Neal Hardaway departed this life peacefully and with honor. She fought the good fight of faith.

Frankie leaves a legacy of love that shall live on in the  hearts of: her children, Annie Lois Stubbs, Mary Louse Hardaway, Johnny Lee Hardaway, Albert Hardaway, Terry Dean Hardaway, of  The Rock, GA, David Hardaway of Thomaston, GA, Wayne Hardaway  (Juanita) of Milner, GA, Charlotte (Calvin) Minter of Barnesville, GA, Jackie (Vicky) Scott Hardaway of Barnesville, GA, Robert (Patricia) Hardaway of Fayetteville, GA, and Sylvia Ann (Charles) Brown of Thomaston, GA; 30 grandchildren; a host of  great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren; sisters, Ms. Sallie B. Simpson of Riviera Beach, FL, and Ms. Fannie Walker and Ruby Walker, both of West Palm Beach, FL; one brother, Mr. Johnson O’Neal of Riviera Beach, FL; a sister-in-law, Ms. Odessa O’Neal of Fort Pierce, FL; Ms. Rose O’Neal, and Ms. Bernice O’Neal both of Florida; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends all of whom will miss her dearly.

Funeral Service was held

Thursday, March 29,2018

11:00 A.M.

Rehoboth Church of God In Christ

Interment Lamar Memory Gardens

Mrs. Frankie Maude O'Neal Hardaway
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  • Friday, March 30, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
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  • Friday, April 6, 2018
    Praying for the family to stay strong and follow Aunt Frankie's personal relationship with God. She taught us all to worship and praise God with all we have. She taught us to love one another as Christ has love us.
    ~ Luther Jordan   Riviera Beach, FL