Rossie Harrison Hardy married Rosie Lee Thomas and to this union five children were born: Lucille Hardy (the oldest), R. H. Hardy, John Henry Hardy, Louise B. Hardy, and John D. Hardy.
Lucille was born on July 5, 1928 in Haynesville, Louisiana. She joined Friendship Baptist Church in Haynesville at an early age and began her journey with Christ. Lucille excelled in school and graduated from Haynesville Negro School on May 23, 1946.
Lucille married Milton Grigsby on November 15, 1945 and soon after they relocated to San Antonio, Texas. One child was born to this union: Brenda Yvette Grigsby. For the duration of their fifty-five year union Milton and Lucille resided in San Antonio. She was employed at Kelly Air Force Base for thirty-one years and she retired as a supply clerk on January 3, 1985.
Lucille joined Antioch Baptist Church under the late Reverend J. J. Rector in 1954. She sang in the choir, was a youth supervisor with Mama Dee’s choir and served over the youth usher board. Lucille was a member of Usher Board No. I until her health declined. She previously served on Usher Board No. I as Vice President, Secretary, and Contactor. She also served in Golden Age Ministry, Mission I & II, City Wide Council Mission, C.A.R.E. Ministry which assisted the sick and shut in members in homes, hospitals, and nursing homes.
Lucille worked diligently in the community, and was a Life Member of the NAACP. In addition, Lucille served as Worthy Matron of Texas Vocational Chapter No. 284 O.E.S. for fifteen years, and was a member of the Ellis Pride Chapter No. 188. Lucille’s father, mother, three brothers, husband and daughter preceded her in death.
Lucille leaves to cherish her memory one sister Louise B. Walker, three granddaughters: Rodnesha Green, Alexis Green, Krysten Cox (and her husband Priest), one son-in-lawRodney W. Green, three God-daughters: Cophra A. Rector, Frankie Williams, and Greta L. Bennett and a host of nephews and nieces, including a special nephew Terrence Reed (and his wife Stephanie), relatives and friends.