Obituary of Era Hardeman
~~Era Mae (Dillie) Jackson Hardeman was born November 29, 1926, in Kilgore, Texas. She was the second of four children that blessed the union of Herschel and Legether Jackson.
She attended North Chapel Public School in Kilgore, Texas. After completing High School, she attended Denver Vocational School. At an early age, Dillie united with Mount Pleasant CME Church in Kilgore. Upon moving to Dallas in 1942, she joined Saint Paul AME Church where she was a faithful member of the Gospel Choir; and served on various church groups/committees. She was also affiliated with numerous Community organizations, such as: Order of the Eastern Stars: Heroines of Jericho, Kitchen Delight and Dalworth Golden Assembly No. 31.
She met and married, a dashing gentleman, the late John Henry Hardeman. And this union welcomed one child, Deene Hardeman. The loving family relocated to Denver, Colorado where they started a Construction Company. After ten years in Denver, they returned to Dallas, where they continued their Construction business. Later, Dillie joined her sister Bonnie's catering business, as the head pastry chef.
Dillie was loving, caring, straight forward and to the point with everyone. She had a unique way with words that would capture your attention.
She departed this life April 25, 2017.
Dillie leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Deene Hardeman of Dallas, Texas; grandson Eric Hardeman, Dallas; nieces, Vickie Henry (Michael) Dallas, Ann Rogers (George) Dallas, Godson Joseph Lomatt, Dallas. She also had a special relationship with her late sister, Bonnie Jones', grandchildren - Akadius Berry (Tamra) of Charlotte, North Carolina and Bonnie Henry, Dallas. A host of other relatives and friends join them in cherishing her memory.