Robert Eugene "Chip" Hardy, Jr., age 43, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Saturday, August 31, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Natalie McMullen Hardy; daughter, Erin Elizabeth Hardy; son, Robert Browning Hardy; father, Robert Eugene Hardy, Sr. of Auburn, GA; mother, Nita L. Browning & husband, Greg, of Birmingham, AL; brother, Christopher L. Hardy & wife, Sequita, of Chattanooga, TN; sisters, Emily Browning Armstrong & husband, Shain, of Birmingham, AL; Ginger Davis of Auburn, GA; Heather B. Chadwick, of Braselton, GA; uncles & aunts, Beau Hardy, Charles Hardy, Gary & Annette Lucas, Ken & Ann Childers, Dan & Suzi Browning. Robert was a 1988 graduate of Brookwood High School. He furthered his education by attending Gwinnett Tech and graduating in 1998. Robert worked at Atlantix Global for 23 years and was an active member of Ivy Creek Church. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Ivy Creek Church with Rev. Charles Garland officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 pm, Friday, September 6, 2013 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Hardy Donation Account c/o Wells Fargo Bank Routing # 061000227 Account # 9701906423. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. I’m so sorry to hear of Chip’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    -Ashley Glover
    Neighbor of Emily and Shain

  2. Natalie, Erin & Robert, you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you comfort duing this time. Chip was always so generous with his time and always had such a great attitude. I was blessed to have him as a friend and will miss his smile. Blessings to you!

  3. We are so very sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and your family and hope the love of family and friends brings you peace and comfort.

  4. Natalie words just can’t express the sorrow I have in my heart for you and your children…I am so blessed to have known Chip.I will always remember his larger than life smile and laughter.

  5. Natalie and family, We are so very saddened by your sudden loss of Chip. My heart is aching for you over the pain you must be experiencing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Reid and Natalie Nix

  6. We come to our God as children, as children who would ask their father to hold and comfort them, hoping to receive words of wisdom. I see the love in the words of others that Chip has left behind.

  7. Emily,
    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
    Love leaves a memory no one can steal.
    I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
    With deepest sympathy,

  8. Natalie, the sorrow that is weighing in on you at this time is unimaginable. I pray for God’s arms to enfold you and lift you and your children up. You are loved and will be in many, many hearts and prayers.

    Peace and Grace,

    Dawn McCord

  9. My deepest sympathies for the loss of your husband Chip. You and your family and children are in my thoughts and prayers.
    President, Decatur MTA

  10. Natalie i was so very sorry to hear this horrible news – please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers…

  11. Dear Natalie, Your GCMTA family is praying for you through your loss. We all corporately send our love to you in copious amounts. I am praying that “God will uphold you with His victorious right hand. Do not be afraid for God is with you. Do not be dismayed for God is your God! He will strengthen you and help you.” Isa 41 We love you and your children! We will be here to support and help in whatever ways we can. God bless and keep you, Natalie. -Deb Hughes, GCMTA President

  12. Chip will be greatly missed. I have great memories of serving with him in the church nursery. He was such an encouragement to the kids. We are praying for the family.

  13. Words cannot begin to express our deep sense of sadness at this difficult time for each of you. Nita and Greg are dear friends. Our prayers and love are with you today and in the days ahead.

  14. Natalie,
    You, Erin, and Robert are in my prayers. May God grant you strength and serenity in the days ahead. You are blessed to have so many family and friends to love and support you!

  15. Natalie,
    You, Erin, and Robert are in my prayers. May God grant you strength and serenity in the days ahead. You are blessed to have so many family and friends to love and support you!

  16. Natalie, I have been praying for you and your family. I didn’t know Chip and it seems I really missed out. What a wonderful man he must be. You will be in my thoughts. If you and the babies need a change of scenery, come out to the country to visit. I’m only an hour away.

  17. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    Julie Harbin
    President of NFMTA

  18. Natalie, Erin & Robert, I hope you can find comfort in this time. Anyone who had the pleasure to have been around Chip was blessed to meet such a positive person. Chip touch many lives and I am better for knowing him. He will be missed dearly.

  19. I am honored to have known Chip. He was a great man and was so passionate about his family. I enjoyed the many talks we had. Lisa and I are praying for the Hardy family in this difficult time.

  20. Natalie,

    Praying for you and your sweet kids this week especially. May the Lord give you just the strength,comfort, and wisdom you need for each moment of each day.

  21. Our hearts are aching for you, your children, and all the family. We are lifting you up in prayers. Our sincere condolences. From your neighbors & friends, Susan & Ted.

  22. Nita & Greg, Our hearts and prayers are with you all at this time. Please know that we care and if there is anything we can do, please let us know.

  23. Our condolences to you, your children and parents. Your bravery was an inspiration to all of us. God’s blessings on you and your children.

  24. To Greg, Nita, Emily & Shaine our prayers are with you in this most difficult time. Your church family is there for you always!

  25. We love you Natalie, Erin and Robert. Chip was a wonderful brother, father and husband and he will be dearly missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with use guys. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you, anything.
    We love you,
    Sequita, Chris, Jack, Olivia, Matthew and Madison

  26. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Chip was a great individual who was clearly passionate about his family. He will be missed.

  27. Natalie,
    I am so sorry and saddened over the loss of Chip, I know our faith in our lord will give you, your children and all that knew Chip the comfort and strength needed move through this most difficult time. Your family is in our hearts and prayers.

  28. Chip was an excellent person all around. I’m so very sorry that he was taken at such an early age. He will be truly missed.

  29. Prayers go out to Chip’s family and friends. It has been many years since we worked together, but I remember those days and Chip very fondly.

  30. Our thoughts and prayers are for the whole family. We only met “Chip” a few times, but we knew from the first he was a “good guy”, one you wanted to be friends with. He will be missed.

  31. Greg, our prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow. If we can be of assistance please don’t hesitate to let me know.

  32. Natalie,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God’s peace flood your heart with the
    with the assurance that only He can give in the days ahead.
    Your friends at the Savannah Music Teachers Association.

  33. Natalie,

    I was lucky to have known Chip and worked with him for almost 5 years. He taught me a lot, most importantly the lasting effects of a strong work ethic, willingness to help and eternally positive attitude. I am so sorry for your loss, your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  34. Natalie,
    I want you to know that I respected Chip as being absolutely genuine, thoughtful and willing to help…always a smile on his face. We had many a conversation about how he loved your piano playing and his love for the kids. He made the world a better place. My most sincere condolences.

  35. Natalie,Erin and Robert,
    May God Bless and Keep You at this time. Chip was a great husband,father and true friend. I’m going to miss the name calling, Chip and I had for each other everyday. It was a pleasure to have known Chip for over twenty years.RIP Little Feets!

    God Bless,
    Troy & Keshia Anderson

  36. Growing up Chip was always known as “Cuz” to me. He grew into such a wonderful man and a great father with a beautiful spirit. All our love and prayers go to Natalie and the children.
    Timmerman family

  37. To the Hardy Family I just want to send my condolences to you. Chip was such a nice and kind guy..always had something nice to say. His nickname fit him he was always up beat… May God bless the family

  38. To the Hardy Family I just want to send my condolences to you. Chip was such a nice and kind guy..always had something nice to say. His nickname fit him he was always up beat… May God bless the family

  39. I am saddened to hear the loss of such a good person. We didn’t work together for long but he always had a smile on his face and I enjoyed our quick chats throughout the day. He was always talking about his family. Please know y’all are in my thoughts.

  40. Nat, Erin & Robert, we are so sorry and we have all lost a great friend! We love you guys and will be there for you from now on! Love, Chuck and Dawn

  41. And in the end, the love you make is equal to the love you take, Beatles. Chip had a lot of love and everyone loves him. I will miss you my sweet cousin, what a great angel you are now I am sure. I am praying for my Aunt Nita, Uncle Greg, and cousins, Emily and Christopher and Bobby Hardy along with the whole family. I wish I could have come, but always remember I have you all in my hearts and the people who knew me, knew Chip was special to me along with his brother and sister. I changed his diapers and saw him get married. I love that young man and can’t believe the world has lost such a beautiful soul but the Lord has gained a wonderful angel. To his wife, and children, I know he was a great husband and father and gave his family the Faith in God to make it through. We are all only passing through, Chip is HOME. Can’t wait to see that smile again when I get home. Give all the family we have lost and were there to greet you, big hugs for all of us. Love you Chip.

  42. Prayers to the Hardy family through this difficult time. It was a great pleasure to have worked with Chip for 15 years. He always had a positive attitude. He is missed dearly.

  43. Dear Natalie, Erin & Robert,
    You all have been in my thoughts and prayers all week. I know the Lord has you in the palm of His hand.
    “fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
    Isaiah 41:10 esv

  44. Natalie, Erin & Robert,
    Nita and Greg, Emily and Shain,

    You are in our prayers. I was reminded recently that, as much as we are loved by our family and friends, our God loves us more. May His love surround and support you now.

    Psalm 121:1-2 ” I lift up my eyes to the hills-where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, Maker of heaven and earth.”

    We love you,
    Dwight, Marsha, Wendi, Robyn & family

  45. We are sorry for your lose, Chip was a friend as well as a good neighbor. The friendly greeting he us to give will be truly miss. RIP my friend, you are in a better place. God’s House.

  46. We are sorry for your lose, Chip was a friend as well as a good neighbor. The friendly greeting he us to give will be truly miss. RIP my friend, you are in a better place. God’s House.

  47. With a mother like Nita, Chip had to be an exceptional man. We heard wonderful things about him from Emily as well. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  48. Natalie, Erin & Robert-
    We both enjoyed our time working with Chip. He was always so positive & smiling. He will be missed. So sorry for your loss.

  49. Chip you’re the best and you will be truly missed. Thank you for everything you did for us. My condolences go out to the Hardy family. God bless

  50. Natalie, Erin and Robert,
    My deepest sympathies for the loss of Chip. You are in my prayers daily and God is taking care of all of you already! Love always! Cindy Williams

  51. Natalie, you are in my prayers, as are your children. You and Chip were a joy to watch when you were beginning your life together all those years ago at Highlands.

    I’m not wise, but I am old. My one piece of advise is to just take one day at a time, and for a while, don’t look too far down the road. God will help you do that when things are not so raw.

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ll be praying for you for a long time.

  52. Natalie, our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family as you go through this difficult time.

    When Tony & I moved to the neighborhood, you and Chip were the first to extend us a heartfelt neighborly greeting and chat. Y’all gave us valuable information about our new neighborhood and the area. After that conversation, we realized that you and Chip were going to be great neighbors. We also realized that you all were an active family that spent quality time with each other and the kids. So I know that Chip is sorely missed.

    We didn’t get to know Chip for long but please know that during that short time, he enhanced our lives.

    I am thankful that God allowed Chip to be a part of your life and that he left you with many memories to cherish. I pray that God grants you & your family peace & strength as you go through these trying times.

    Love your neighbor,


  53. Dear Natalie,
    I worked with Chipper for 16 years and he was always smiling and eager to help. He was loved by so many at Atlantix and will be be so dearly missed! We will keep you and your family in our prayers. Blessings, Page Dispenza Walker

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