Roberta Neelley Hardwick

January 5, 1946 ~ July 17, 2019 (age 73)


Roberta Aline Neelley Hardwick passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday, July 17, 2019.
She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of over 40 years, Julian Wayne Hardwick; her parents, Alfred and Lillian Rankin Neelley; and her brother, Alfred Neelley.
She is survived by her children, Scott J. Hardwick and Rhonda Hardwick; her grandson, Cody Velich; sisters, Margaret Estopinal and Mary Elizabeth Barnewold; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Roberta was an amazing and devoted mother and grandmother, always ensuring that her family was taken care of and making sure she knew she loved them. Taking care of her grandson Cody and getting to love on him daily brought her great joy. Whether family or friend, she went above and beyond to care for everyone. She was also a devoted mom to her well loved cats and loved all animals. She will be deeply missed by all who had the honor of knowing her.

The family would like to thank the incredible doctors, nurses, and staff at Ochsner Kenner Medical Facility for their kindness and compassion.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a visitation on Friday, July 19, 2019 beginning at 12:00pm at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Dr. in Metairie. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 2:00 pm. Interment will immediately follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
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