Willis Lance Hardin, age 36, departed this life on Sunday, February 7, 2021 to unite with his father, Durward Hardin and his grandparents, Eddie and Edna Golden, whom he admired.
On March 10, 1984, Willis, a handsome baby was born.
Willis was an employee of Nurturing Independence Inc. in Knoxville, TN where he enjoyed doing what he was put on this earth to do ... help people. He enjoyed spending time with friends and singing; actually these were his favorite things to do.
Left to cherish his memory: his mother Oma Lee Jones of Oak Ridge, TN; brothers, Jimmy Lee Jones of San Antonio, TX, Corey (Eboney) Booker of Oak Ridge, TN; sisters, Angela Minga of Clinton, TN, Dionne Booker of Knoxville, TN, Debbie Willis of Knoxville, TN and Echelle Bolton of Florida; aunts, Thelma (James) Cain, Maggie Wolfe of Knoxville, TN, Eddie Louise Thomas and Lee Oma (William) Alston of Canton, OH, Katherine (Joseph) Alexander of Manassas, VA, Margaret Jackson of Auburn, AL, Emma Benjamin of Clinton, TN; uncles, Eddie Golden of Knoxville, TN, Freddie (Chaun) Golden and John Lee (Nikole) Golden of Clinton, TN; special cousins, James Cain, Ikee Benjamin, and Alexander Hardin; special friends, Mary “Poochie” Jones, Capricia Galloway, and Natasha Blauvelt; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins that he loved dearly.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021, a public walkthrough is scheduled from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Mount Sinai Baptist Church, 420 Jarnigan Street, Clinton, TN. Social distancing and face coverings are required. A private service for immediate family and close friends will follow with Reverend William Caldwell as the eulogist. Interment will be Mount Sinai Baptist Church Cemetery where a white dove release will conclude the service. During this time, we will remain in compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order No. 17 (COVID-19). Flowers may be delivered to the church the day of the walkthrough. Service will be live-streamed at Facebook.com/ Pug Fuller Video. Professional arrangements entrusted to Patton Funeral Home, Brian L. Buckmon, LFD, 1-800-824-8283 or www.pattonfuneralhome1962.com.
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