Josephine "Jo" Hardy
Josephine “Jo” J. Hardy, age 86, died July 9, 2017 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford, MS. She was born December 7, 1930 in Crenshaw, MS to the late Charles and Lucy Jones, and worked many years for Carothers Construction Company in Yalobusha County. She loved her work and her work family, and never met a stranger anywhere. Jo loved to dance and sing, and her children and grandchildren were always the center of her life. She was the family’s problem solver for every situation and she had a very giving heart to everyone. Jo was a member of First Baptist Church of Water Valley.
Funeral services are planned for 3 PM Thursday, July 13, 2017 in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home with Dr. Randy Bain officiating. Visitation will be from 1 PM until service time. Burial will be in Pinecrest Cemetery with Landon Moore, Devin Moore, Joshua Harris, Chris Terry, Mike Hardy, and Bryce Terry serving as pallbearers.
Jo is survived by two daughters, Lori Thomas, and Libby Harris and her husband, Bill, all of Water Valley, MS: one son, Walter Hardy, III and his wife, Debra, of Tula, MS; two sisters, Shirley “Margaret” Green of Cordova, TN and Barbara York and her husband, Sam, of Somerville, TN; one brother, Charles Jones and his wife Ryce of Lufkin, TX; five grandchildren, Candi Terry, Josh Harris, Landon Moore, Devin Moore, and Mike Hardy; and eight great grandchildren, Bryce Terry, Baylie Terry, Laken Hardy, Avery Jo Hardy, Olivia Elizabeth Moore, Blair Harris, Leo Roane Harris, and Lyle Harris.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter “Walt” Hardy, a sister, Genese Kirk and a brother, Gerald Jones.