Dahlia Thompson Hadden
Stapleton, GA – Dahlia Thompson Hadden, 86, loving wife of the late Johnny G. Hadden, entered into rest Thursday morning, October 9, 2014 at Jefferson Hospital in Louisville. Funeral services will be held at 4:00PM Friday, October 10, 2014 at Stapleton Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Crosby officiating. Interment will follow in Stapleton Baptist Church Cemetery.
Dahlia was born to the late Willie Brassell Thompson and the late James Lawrence Thompson in Glascock County and was a life-long resident of the Gibson-Stapleton area. She served her Lord faithfully at Stapleton Baptist Church until her health declined. Dahlia devoted her life to being a wife and mother, making the care of her family a priority and making sure they ate well—she loved to cook and have family dinners. In later years, as one of the “Golden Girls”, also known as the “Merry Widows”, she loved to go to Augusta to “dine” and to go to local gospel sings. Dahlia’s greatest joy was her family, especially her grandchildren, and was most content and happy in their presence.
Dahlia was also preceded in death by her son, Michael Hadden; son-in-law, Randy Gay Sr.; and siblings, Ruby Hadden, Jewel Newsome, Pauline Shepherd, Edward Thompson and Roger Thompson. Survivors include her daughters, Sharon Gay Broome (Alan) and Karen “Kay” H. Tiner (Jeffery); a sister, Evelyn Smith (Ray); five grandchildren, Randy Gay Jr. (Amy), Matt Tiner (Hillary), Cole Tiner, Tabetha Ragin (David), and Courtney Ellingson (Joe); five great grandchildren, Lux Gay, Blakely Gay, Blake Ragin, Charley Ragin and Zoe Ellingson; nieces, nephews and many friends. Pallbearers will be Randy Gay Jr., Matt Tiner, Cole Tiner, Lester Hadden, Charles Hadden and Jerry Hadden. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Terry Redfern, John Hadden Jr., and the T. E. L. Ladies Sunday School Class.
The family will receive friends at Stapleton Baptist Church from 2:00-4:00PM prior to the services on Friday afternoon, October 10, 2014
Legacy of Love
A wife, a mother, a grandma too,
This is the legacy we have from you.
You taught us love and how to fight,
You gave us strength, you gave us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find,
And in your heart, you were always kind.
You fought for us all in one way or another,
Not just as a wife, not just as a mother.
For all of us you gave your best,
Now the time has come for you to rest.
So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep,
Your love in our hearts, we’ll eternally keep.