Linda Marcontell Hardwick
May 12, 1947 – October 4, 2019
TUSCALOOSA — Linda Marcontell Hardwick, age 72, passed away on Friday October 4, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, AL at Hospice of West Alabama from complications following a series of strokes.
Linda was a vivacious and joyful sister, aunt, counselor, and friend. As an Employment Interviewer at the Alabama Department of Industrial Relations/Tuscaloosa Career Center from 1977 until her retirement in June 2016, Linda cared passionately about helping those who sought her guidance. Her deep belief in the power of faith and redemption also inspired her to be active in her churches and prison ministry.
Linda was an enthusiastic volunteer in the campaigns of many Alabama Democratic candidates for state and federal offices, including former U.S. Representative Claude Harris, Jr.
A graduate of Decatur High School and Auburn University, she had a passion for interior design, antiques, and jewelry.
Beautiful inside and out, Linda was a former Miss Decatur (1965), Miss Caltech Beauty Queen (1967), Miss Spirit of America (1968), and Miss Maid of Cotton (Morgan County 1970).
She is predeceased by her mother, Vivian Sheehan Solometo and father, John G. Marcontell.