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Larry James Hardin

November 24, 1951 ~ December 31, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old
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Larry Hardin Obituary

I feel like going on, I feel like going on... though trials they may come on every hand, oh I feel like feel like going on.  I feel like going on (I don't know how you feel about it), but I feel like going on going on, even though trials they may come on every hand, I feel, I feel like going I feel like going on,  can you help me sing... I feel like, even though It gets dark sometimes,  but I still feel like going on. Though trials they come, on every every hand, I feel like going on.  I'm going to go on no matter what you feel, Sometimes you feel misguided, sometimes you feel hurt, but you've got to go on, Just shake somebody's hand, And tell them that I feel like going on.  Ohtrial and tribulations,  they come on every hand,  I feel like going on. It is with utmost sorrow and deep regret that we announce the transition of Mr. Larry James Hardin, of Dallas, Texas. Please keep the Hardin family lifted in your thoughts and prayers, services at present are posted.

Larry James Hardin, age 72, peacefully left this Earth on December 31, 2023, after a long battle with cancer, for the glorious home he had been waiting for - Heaven.

Larry was born in Monroe, LA on November 24th, 1951. He eventually turned his rich inner life into a career as an artist, completing many of the works of art on display in Southern Dallas. In his lifetime, Larry expresses his emotions through the hundreds of artistic masterpieces he created. These works of art will always be a part of his legacy. Serving as a Resident Artist at the Pan African Connection, a DJ at KNON, and Teaching Tae Kwon Do were some of his many accolades. He also served as a safety patrolman for the Guardian Angels. Larry also shared a deep love and respect for the Rastafarian community. He took a lot of pride, being referred to as “Jah Larry”. To his family, the community and many others, he leaves behind his knowledge that reminded us of our royal lineage and created a sense of peace and love. He felt that we all wore a crown.

Genesis 1:28: And God blessed them, and God said unto them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” Larry followed this commandment and created a legacy. He shared his life with his children Kevin and Kimberla Hardin. To his children, your father would say: No matter what, no matter when, no matter where, I love you always. My love for you will never change. It has been there since the day you were born, and it will be there as long as the world continues to turn. The best gift I have to give you is my forever love, which was taught to me from God Almighty.

Larry leaves to cherish his memories a loving mother, Louisa Hardman; a devoted daughter, Kimberla Hardin; eight siblings: Russell B. Hardin, Sylvia Ellis, Latressa Silas, Marvin F. Hardin, Byron Hardin, Cynthia Hardin Petty, Yolanda Hardman, James Hardman II. - And a host of grandchildren (10), great-grandchildren (9), brother in-laws and sister in-laws, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Greeting him in heaven is his father James Hardman and cherished son, Kevin Hardin. 

We, the family, close this tribute with a feeling of submission to the Almighty God, and to paraphrase 2 Timothy 4:7-8 “ You have fought the good fight, you have finished the race, you have kept the faith. From now on there is reserved for you the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give you on that day, and not only to you but also to all who have longed for his appearing.

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Repose Visitation
January 11, 2024

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Bethesda Memorial Chapel of Rememberance
106 Terrace Dr
DeSoto, TX 75115

Homegoing Services
January 12, 2024

11:00 AM
River of Life Church
335 S Parks Dr.
DeSoto, TX 75115


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