Kay Francis Mapp Hardy died December 21st at the age of 80 at her home in Starkville Mississippi. Kay was born September 27th 1933 to the late Rolfe H. Mapp and Vera Boykin Mapp in Jones County Mississippi. She was married to the late Major Joel L. Hardy of Buckatuna Mississippi.
She is survived by two children: son Joel L. Hardy, Jr. of Terry Mississippi; daughter Bonnie Hardy Pongetti (husband Nathan Pongetti) of Starkville Mississippi; grandsons Joel L. Hardy III, Jacob Pongetti, Jonathan Pongetti; granddaughter Jessica Pongetti; and great granddaughter Emma Hardy.
Kay graduated from Garner High School in Laurel Mississippi and went on to become a Registered Nurse. She began work at Methodist Hospital in Jackson Mississippi in 1979. After retiring, she moved to Laurel Mississippi to care for her mother.
She moved to Starkville Mississippi in 2007. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church, the “Senior Enrichment Center”, and the New-Comer’s Club.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and pets, but most enjoyed helping others.
A memorial service will be held January 4th at First United Methodist church in Starkville Mississippi. Visitation at 10:00 AM. Service at 11:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice or the Senior Enrichment Center at 106 Miley Drive, Starkville Mississippi, 39759.
You may go online and sign the guest register at: www.welchfuneralhomes.com .