Thursday, January 5, 2012

Jessica Hardin

Jessica Hope Hardin, age 25, of Tuscaloosa, formerly of Fayette, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Norwood Chapel with Rev. Raymond Fowler and Sister Judy Elmore officiating. Burial will follow in the Fayette Memorial Gardens cemetery with Norwood Chapel of Fayette directing. The family will receive friends tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Jessica was born December 2, 1986, and was raised in Fayette. She graduated from Fayette County High School in 2005. She graduated from the University of Alabama in 2010 with a Masters Degree in Marketing. Jessica was a Crimsonette at the University of Alabama for four years and was Captain Crimsonette in 2008. She started work in June 2010 as Sales Marketing Consultant with the Shelby County Reporter in Columbiana. Jessica was a member of the Trinity Church of God.

Survivors include her mother, Christie Hardin Hood of Dothan, Ala.; grandparents, Charlie and Linda Betts of Tuscaloosa and Clive and Ina Williams of Fayette; and one brother, Wesley Williams of Dothan, Ala.

Pallbearers will be Blake Nichols, Casey Nichols, Dusty Eads, Zack Chism, Steve Herron, and Josh Lesley.Honorary pallbearers are the University of Alabama Crimsonettes.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Alabama/Gulf Coast, 100 Chase Park South Suite 220, Birmingham, AL 35244.

Compliments of The Tuscaloosa News.