Rev. J.E. Hansard, Sr. age 89, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Monday, February 17, 2014, at New London Healthcare in Snellville, GA. He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years Novealine Vaughan Hansard; daughter, Latrelle Wooten; great grandson, Tyler Smith; parents, Goel and Gertrude Hansard; sister, Bernice Wood; and two brothers, Nimrod Hansard and Dewitt Hansard. Rev. Hansard faithfully served the Lord as a Preacher of the Gospel. He preached tent revivals including Cabbage Town, and surrounding Counties. He preached regularly on the radio, and was the Pastor of several Baptist Churches in the metro Atlanta area. Rev. Hansard also retired from General Motors after many faithful years of labor. He was a loving and faithful husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his four children, Sandra Smith of Douglasville; Linda Hodge of Conyers; Dr. Kenneth T. Hansard, Sr. (Frances) of Ellenwood; and Rev. James E. Hansard, Jr. (Cathy) of Lawrenceville; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Rev. Landy McDaniel and Rev. James E. Hansard, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2:00 until 4:00 and 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Those desiring may send flowers or make a memorial donation to Macedonia World Baptist Missions, Inc, P.O. Box 519, Braselton, GA 30517. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA. (770) 277-4550.

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  1. I am so very thankful my family and I got to meet James and get to know him through my husband, David’s, being his roommate before David went to be with Jesus. It is so comforting to know that now both James and David are enjoying visiting one another in Heaven with our Savior and Lord!

    My whole family loved James and we will miss him, but know we will see him again some day!

    Love,
    Nancy Terry

  2. How often a child makes a guestbook entry I can not say. This son is blessed beyond words to have had these last two precious years with dad sharing together.

    He will be missed! Each time we met he was greeted (close to his good ear); “Great peace, great peace, have they which love thy law: and nothing, no nothing, shall offend them.”

    To my sister, Linda, may the tender touch of the Lord bless you daily for the sacrificial servant heart you gave to dad’s care—Above and Beyond!

    The family lives in our heart and prayers.

    Kenneth

  3. Elwyn you’ve meant so very much to me in my life. You were always faithful to God and His call on your life. I’ve never known a more christian man. I pray for God’s comfort to be with Linda, James, Sandra, Kenneth and Latrelle’s children and their families during this time. We look forward to the day when we’ll meet again. My first thought was the rejoicing you are having. I’m so sorry my health has prevented me from coming and saying goodbye and trying to give some comfort to your family members. We will miss you, Tony & Jaunita

  4. Sandra Smith I was so sorry to see your Dad’s notice in paper. I saw it too late to come. I wanted to see you and family. I was going to send a card and realized I didn’t have your address or telephone number. I live in Monroe, GA.,

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