Doris Wilkerson Hardin was born August 23, 1932 to Mary Etta Daniels Wilkerson and H. Claude Wilkerson in Willacoochee, Georgia, and died November 3, 2021.
Doris was predeceased by her parents, husband William G. Hardin Jr., and son Victor Mitchell Hardin. She is survived by her daughter, Cecelia H. Costley (Jim), sister Elsie Middleton (Bill), brother Jim Wilkerson (Audrey), grandsons William Everett Blanton (Shana), Mitcham H. Costley (Betsy), granddaughter Victoria Hardin Bennie (Nicholas), nephews Michael Cartrett (Lisa), Steve Wilkerson (Trina), and great grandchildren Luke and Zahra.
Doris attended South Georgia College in Douglas, and married Bill Hardin. She spent the next several years following and supporting Bill as he grew in his teaching and coaching career, and they eventually settled in Ashburn. Although an accomplished cook and seamstress, she was not content to stay at home, and as her children grew, she became a part of Turner County High School administrative support staff, much loved by students and faculty alike. In Ashburn, Doris was a member of the Rose Garden Club for many years. After retirement, her lawn became her passion, and her yard and flower beds were admired by all who passed by. The nearby elementary school occasionally allowed classes to visit her for egg hunts and pictures among the flowers and shrubs. Doris was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Ashburn for many years, and delighted in preparing silk flower arrangements for the church. She enjoyed being a member of the Joyful Messengers, and also helping out in most any of the church activities whenever possible. Her family, her friends, and her church will miss her, but are confident that she has received her heavenly reward, and that we will meet her again where we never grow old.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 AM Saturday, November 6, 2021 at Perry Funeral Chapel. A private, family only interment will follow. The family will greet friends Saturday from 10:30 AM until 11:30 AM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Ashburn.