COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Superior Court Clerk, Dr. Ann L. Hardman has passed away.
Dr. Hardman's family sent a release Monday morning stating she is now, "spiritually healed and home with the Lord.
She was a longtime pastor at Faith Worship Center and Muscogee County Superior Court Clerk. Her family described her as, "A woman of integrity and unyielding faith who was committed to her family, church families, local government, and community."
After the news of her passing, the Columbus mayor's office released a statement as well, revealing that Dr. Hardman had recently taken a leave of absence to deal with her reemergence of cancer.
"We were very fortunate to have Ann in service to the city," Mayor Teresa Tomlinson said. "She was a great lady."
According to the mayor's office, Chief Deputy Clerk of Superior of Court, Shasta Glover, will fill in the position of Superior Court Clerk until a permanent replacement is made.
"Ann was a mother of four children and a grandmother," said Mayor Tomlinson. "She had ministered to legions and was a great leader. During her time in the Clerk's Office, we have seen an increase in functionality, efficiency, and morale. We are so very appreciative of her leadership as a constitutional officer of our county."
Any information regarding final arrangements will be revealed at a later date.