Charles Henry Hardeman, Sr. was born March 2, 1938, in Whigham, Georgia. He was the son of the late Rev. A.D. Hardeman and the late Virginia Dixon-Albritton. Charles moved to Cairo as a child while living with his mother and grandfather, Henry Dixon. Charles attended school in the Grady County school system through the 11th grade. On March 28th, 1959, he married Mary Lois Bell and to this union two children were born; the late Mary Virginia Hardeman (Eli) Bryant and Charles Henry Hardeman, Jr., both born and reared in Cairo.
At an early age, Charles confessed his life to Christ and joined New Corinth M.B. Church. Later in life he joined his wife in membership at Wilson Chapel M.B. Church. Charles was always an avid worker. He worked day and night to provide for the family he loved so much. He never hesitated to tell anyone how proud he was of his children and granddaughter. He performed several odd jobs, but his primary job was a Welder/Fabricator at Harrison & Ellis Inc. until their closing in 1988 and Brown & Parker Fabrication until his retiring in 2008.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing as a young man, and watching westerns and Tyler Perry movies in his later years. Charles always had a charismatic personality and never met a stranger. He loved and cherished his family and friends.
He leaves to cherish his memories his adoring wife, Mary Lois Hardeman, his one and only son, Charles H. Hardeman Jr., and beloved granddaughter, Candice N. Hardeman. He also leaves behind his adopted grandchildren: Natalie Hunter, Takara McCray, and Victoria Solomon; brother-n-law, J. Arnold Bell; his favorite niece, Carolyn (Norris) Williams, nephew William Bell Jr., nieces Faye Spence, Sandra Reid, and Daria (Andre) Armstrong; first cousins Minnie (Bernard) Sales, Donnell Lowe, Russell (Terri) Dixon, Catherine Coleman and a host of other family members and friends.
As Charles goes on to be with the Lord, he will reunite with his parents, loving daughter Mary (Jenny) Hardeman-Bryant, and brother Alphonso Davenport. He will also be joining his beloved grand-dog, Sir Kingston.
His life will be remembered and celebrated by all that knew him as the jokester and storyteller he was.
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