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Susan Elizabeth (Ervin) Hendrix

July 22, 1949 ~ August 8, 2017 (age 68)


Susan Elizabeth Ervin Hendrix was born on July 22, 1949 in Morganton, NC to the late James Edward Ervin and the late Addie Mae Avery Ervin. She transitioned to eternal rest on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 2:00 AM at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC surrounded by her family after a courageous three year battle with cancer.

To know Susan was to love her. She never met a stranger and displayed Godly love to everyone with whom she came in contact. Her smile was absolutely radiant and it would be the first thing that you noticed when meeting her. You would never know she was having a difficult day because she always kept that smile on her face.  She had such a gentle soul and caring spirit. This love and care was greatly displayed through her 30+ years of service at the J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center (formerly Western Carolina Center).

Susan had a great love for the church and could be found doing whatever could be done to support and develop the building of God’s kingdom. As a child and well into her early 20’s Susan was an active member of Gaston Chapel AME Church. She later became a member of Green Street Presbyterian Church where she served in the chancel choir and as an Elder of the Presbytery. After almost 30 years of dedicated service to the Presbyterian Church, she returned back to her roots at Gaston Chapel where she was active in the Women’s Missionary Society, the Ladies Usher Board, and the Lay Organization serving as past secretary. She also helped in any way that she could with any and all special church activities. While maintaining her membership at Gaston Chapel, the Lord led her to First Advent Christian Church where she was very active in weekly Bible study and helped with the yearly chocolate Easter egg fundraiser in which she absolutely loved!

Civically, Susan was a past member of the Mary McLeod Bethune Women’s Civic club. After her retirement she remained very active in the State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) serving as a yearly delegate to the state conventions.

Susan was one that once you met her, you instantly loved her. Sharing this love and close friendship bond were her Golden Girls, Charlene Camp, Jacqueline Kanipe, and Debbie Chadwick who were her “Road Dawgs” and travel buddies. Another very special friend whom Susan loved dearly is Cindy Carlton. Because of Cindy, she never missed a doctor’s appointment, a daily radiation treatment, or a chemotherapy appointment.

A special thank you must be given to those who never ceased to keep Susan company and check on her frequently, Karen Davidson, Audrey Gwynn, Cousin Mary Louise Roseboro, Cousin Barbara Ann Myers, Cousin Artie Mae Logan, Cousin Ruth Roseboro, Cousin Gloria Chambers and Cousin Mary Ann O’Neil.

Left to cherish her beautiful memory are her two sons; James Brandon Hendrix (Rachael Lopez) of the home, and Wesley Ervin Hendrix (Nedra) of Greensboro, NC; her 6 beautiful grandchildren whom she cherished; Ashton, Christian, Noah, Journee, Avery, and MaKario; a loving Mother-in-Law, Amy Hendrix of Lenoir, NC; one Brother-in-Law, Warren Hardy Hendrix; two Sisters-in-Law, Barbara Jean Hendrix and Angela Hendrix; and a very loving God-Daughter, Donya Melvin. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A  Service of Celebration will be held at 1:00 o'clock  on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at First Advent Christian Church, 211 Lenoir Road, Morganton, North Carolina.  A wake service will be on Friday evening, 6 to 8p.m. at Gaston Chapel, 100 Bouchelle Street, Morganton.  Entombment will follow services at Burke Memorial Park.  Contributions may be made to the building funds of First Advent Christian Church and Gaston Chapel.

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