Funeral services for the late Mr. Zantelyterrio Antonia Dewayne Hardy also known as Zant Hardy will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at the St. John Missionary Baptist Church at 1922 Satilla Road in Wray, Georgia. Rev. Herbert Coney is the host pastor, Rev. Melvin D. Harper will officiate, minister Olivia Gooden will deliver the Eulogy. Interment will follow in the Ocilla Cemetery on Valdosta Ave, in Ocilla Georgia.
Mr. Hardy will lie in state at the Davis Funeral Home on Friday from 10:00am to 7:00 pm The family will receive friends at the repass to be held at the Old Irwin County High School cafeteria after committal services. The Davis Funeral Home of Ocilla has charge of the Arrangements.
Please sign our guest register before leaving our sight, or call us at 229-468-5300. You may contact the family at 402 Aron Street, Ocilla, Georgia 31774.
Zantelyterrio Antonio Dewane Hardy, known to all as “Zant” or “Zan”, was born in Irwin County on June 30, 1973 to Veronica E. Wilcox and the late Benjamin James Smith, but was raised by Veronica E. Wilcox and the late Isaac “Coon” Wilcox.
At a young age Zant joined First Baptist Church, Ocilla, Georgia. Zant graduated from Irwin County High School in 1992. He attended college. He held several jobs but upon his death he was employed by Home Depot in Valdosta, Georgia. Zant was a jack of many trades of which he learned from his dad, the late Isaac “Coon” Wilcox. He was a hard worker and provider for his children, whom he loved dearly. If you knew Zant, to him, everyone was special to him in one way or another.
Two fathers preceded him in death, Isaac “Coon” Wilcox and Benjamin James Smith.
He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Veronica E. Wilcox of Ocilla, Georgia; five daughters: Zanieca K. Hardy, Jordan Stewart and Destiny Daniels, all of Fitzgerald, Georgia, Jailyah Hardy and Ziniya Peoples of Albany, Georgia; three sons: Jakeir Moody of Atlanta, Georgia, Zantelyterrio A. D. Hardy, Jr. of Albany, Georgia and Zant also called Zant’s Junior brother Tunt his son; seven sisters: Olivia (Steven) Gooden of Gainesville, Georgia, Coretta (Joe) Battle of Ocilla, Georgia, Dana (Kensley) Palmer of Jacksonville, Florida, Bridget Anderson of Orange, New Jersey, Valnevia Simmons of South Hill, Virginia, Keisha Marshall of Douglas, Georgia and Kiki Wells of Lexington, Kentucky; ten brothers: Donta Hardy and Corrie (Jamie) Wilcox of Ocilla, Georgia, Tyronne Fuller of Fitzgerald, Georgia, Benjamin James Simmons of Newark, New Jersey, Kenny (Alicia) Moses of Ocilla, Georgia, Ramone (Shonda) Moses of Tampa, Florida, Brian (Mardana) Moses of Port St. Lucie, Florida, Corey Jordan of Valdosta, Georgia, Casey Moses of Atlanta, Georgia and Douglas (Yolanda) Moses of Atlanta, Georgia; two grandmothers: Alice Hardy of Ocilla, Georgia and Sudie Smith of Fitzgerald, Georgia; special families: the Wilcox, Alvin and Odessa Wells (mom and dad) and the Wells family, the Livingstons and the Moses; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.