The Rev. Roosevelt Hardy, Sr., the retired senior pastor of New Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) located in Quincy, Florida.
Since 1961, Rev. Hardy has given dedicated, committed and courageous leadership as an itinerant Elder in the AME Church. He formerly served in the following conferences: South Florida, Tampa, Florida and West Florida.
The Rev. Roosevelt Hardy, Sr. was born on June 28, 1934 on a farm in rural Thomas County, Georgia, the son of the late Rev. Willie and Lula (Nee Williams) Hardy. He was educated in the Thomas County Public Schools.
After being called by God, he saw the need to further his education and subsequently enrolled in the Adult Education Center (ACE) in Miami and later attended the South Florida School of Religion in Miami. He also studied at the Gulf Coast Community College Seminary in Panama City.
On June 15, 1952, he married First Lady Dorothy Mae Brown Hardy, formerly of Monticello, Jefferson County, Florida. They have been married for the past 68 years. They are the proud parents of three sons, seven daughters and the proud grandparents of twenty-six grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren.
He faithfully served as Itinerant Elder at the following AME Churches: Mount Herman (Founder), Miami; Saint Matthew, West Dade; Grant Chapel, Lake Worth; New Bethel, Hialeah; Saint Hebron, Quincy; Fountain Chapel, Tallahassee; Saint James, Marianna; Arnett Chapel, Quincy; Payne Chapel, Sarasota; Saint Luke, Tampa; Bethel, Saint Petersburg.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. from the Willowhead Missionary Baptist Church, 615 E. Calhoun Street, with burial to follow in the Peaceful Rest Cemetery.
Public viewing will be held on Friday at the funeral home from 12:00-7:00 p.m. with a family hour from 6:00-7:00 p.m. The body will lie in state from 9:00 a.m until the funeral hour with no viewing after the eulogy.
Published on January 24, 2020


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annie Piper - Austin tX
Mar 15, 2020
ancestry.DNA says I am related to the Hardys from
thomasville Ga.I don't know how.I am so sorry about
Your loss.May the Lord keep you in his care.
Annie piper
Mar 15, 2020
ancestry.DNA says i am related to the Hardys.1111
I guess my father was stationed at Camp Swift Tx
During WW2.
i am so sorry for your loss. may the Lord keep you
In His care.
The Hardy Family
Feb 26, 2020
Thanks Dad for giving us Jesus!
Beloved Daughter Mary Hardy-Williams
Jan 27, 2020
May your soul Rest In Peace! I’m thankful for the 58 years❤️
Rev. Dorothy McMiller
Jan 25, 2020
Trust the Lord continually for everything.