Willie Mae Hardeman, 1996
Willie Mae Hardeman (1934 - ) a South Carolina native has dedicated her life to helping and serving others through her nursing career. Hardeman’s mother was a registered nurse, and Hardeman followed in her footsteps. She graduated from the University Hospital, Medical College of Augusta, Georgia in 1955, and worked as a Registered Nurse at hospitals in George, Tennessee, and Texas. While in Tennessee, Hardeman served as the Head Nurse in Surgery at Meharry Medical College. After moving to Fort Worth, Hardeman took a position at St. Joseph Hospital where she worked for 31 years. Most recently she worked as a surgery nurse at Columbia Plaza Medical Center. Hardeman has been active in the nursing community as a member of the Association of Operating Room Nurses and Gulf State Dental Auxiliary, as well as with her community, acting as a member of the NAACP and a Sunday School teacher and interpreter with the deaf ministry at the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church.