Roland Livingstone MCHARDY

January 27, 1929December 30, 2020

Roland Livingstone McHardy, age 91, a resident of Clearwater, Florida, and formerly of Lower Deadman’s Cay, Long Island, Bahamas, died on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. He is survived by his two daughters: Charmaine (David) Stone and Jewel (Joel) Julian; two grandsons: Wesley and Remington Stone; one brother: Richard (Thelma) McHardy and one sister: Dora Turnquest; five sisters-in-law: Joan Burrows, Iris Farquharson, Theresa Higgs, Iva McHardy, and Iva Williams; four brothers-in-law: Eric, Swinburn, Edward, and Randolph Burrows; numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. A memorial service for Roland will be held Tuesday, January 5, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at West Gate Baptist Church, 5121 Kelly Road, Tampa, FL 33615.


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    Tuesday, January 5, 2021


Roland Livingstone MCHARDY

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Tameka Burrows-Forbes

January 7, 2021

As a young girl visiting Long Island in the summers my encounters with Brother Rolly were limited to Sunday morning church services at Cartwright’s Gospel Chapel, however I appreciated his warm, kind and dignified nature. He was a principled man who was respected within the church community and loved his family. Condolences to his daughters and their families may he Rest In Peace.

Claudia Cartwright

January 6, 2021

I got to know brother Rollie attending Cartwright's Gospel Chapel. He was active in church services, rendering a song picking his guitar. He also did his part driving the church bus to get persons to and from service. Brother Rollie was a pleasant gentleman, always a smile on his face. RIP brother.
Sincere Condolences to his daughters Charmaine and Jewel and all family members. God comfort you all at this time. God bless.


Nigel Mc Hardy

January 6, 2021

the first one in the family to reach the age of 91 years. i hope i live to see 91. the numer 1 sponger and farmer of long island. a beleiver who was not ashamed to share his faith in christ. 1 st cor 15. 15 through 58. jewel and charmine may god give you much strenght in your sorrows. nigel.

Lois(laVerne) Williams (nee Carroll)

January 4, 2021

Brother Rolly as we knew him, was an upstanding member of our church and our community in Deadman’s Cay. He had such a humble demeanor and he loved his guitar ministry. Heaven’s choir of angels just gained a member! Rest in glory!

Condolences to Charmaine and Jewel and the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of bereavement.

Lois (laVerne) & on behalf of Clarence & Gwendolyn Carroll & Family.

Nancy & George Marvin

January 4, 2021

We knew Roland for years when we would visit him in Deadmans Cay to buy vegetables and other goodies. We learned about his sponge diving days and treasured our visits with him and earlier before his wife passed. In recent years our visits were never complete without Roland playing his guitar and singing for us. Roland was a very special man and we will forever treasure our time with him.

Claudette Knowles

January 4, 2021

I remember Mr Rolly
Always coming around selling the produce that he grew in his farm!
His famous words when trying to sell stuff was “I know ull like this!”
He made sure he made that sale! He will truly be remembered. When he left here I always thought about him and how he was adjusting to be away.
Take care and May he RIP!
From Claudette, Emile, Cassidy, Erin and Elijah-Cohen Knowles.
Long Island Bahamas

Morgan Turnquest

January 3, 2021

I grew up next to my uncle in Long Island. I can remember when he first came to know the Lord. He was fearless in sharing his faith with all he came into contact with. He always encouraged others in the faith. Be encouraged Charmaine and Jewel knowing that uncle is now resting in the presence of the Lord. Love always, Morgan and family.

Hazel Fox

January 3, 2021

I remember Mr. McHardy so well during the time he attended First Assembly of God isn Salt Pond with our church family back then, always smiling and never ever left without giving a big warm hug, he was truly a humble, kind and dedicated man to his family, and God

Hazel Fox

Gail Burrows-Bethel

January 3, 2021

I have much fond memories of Bro Rolly at Cartwright’s Gospel Chapel where he drove the bus and played the guitar during service. He also rendered selections on the guitar. He was always happy and smiling and willing to help. I’m happy that he was a part of my spiritual upbringing. He is absent from the body but present with the Lord. My sincere condolences to Charmaine, Jewel and other family members. May the God that he loved and served comfort you during this difficult time. 🙏🙏

Monique Hunt

January 3, 2021

I remember many memories of uncle Rolly when visiting mama and grandpa. He lived nearby. He was soft spoken. I missed seeing him in his field when I would pass. He always had a yard full of vegetables and fruits. He will surely be missed. My condolences to Jewel, Charmaine and the rest of the family.

Love Mr. & Mrs. Dewitt (Deeboy) Hunt & Family