"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted." Ecclesiastes 3:1-2
Patty "Patty Faye" McCormick Hendrix entered into eternal rest at her residence on July 17, 2020. She was the youngest child of the late Reverend Issac McCormick, Sr. and Clara Baldwin-McCormick of Statesboro, GA.
Patty was educated in the Bulloch County School System and graduated from Statesboro High School in 1971. After graduating from high school, she continued her education at the former Georgia College now Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, GA. She graduated on June 10, 1978 earning her degree in Nursing. Following her graduation, she became a Licensed Registered Nurse. Later, in 1980, Patty fell in love and married the love of her life, the late Charles Wesley Hendrix on April 21, 1980. They were married for 13 years until his untimely death on July 17, 1993.
Patty began her career as an RN at the Bulloch Memorial Hospital as an Emergency Room Nurse. She later was employed with Ogeechee Home Health now Kindred Hospice for over 42 years until her passing. She was a devoted nurse who has cared for many patients throughout Bulloch and surrounding counties for over 40 years. She was a member of various healthcare organizations and obtained many hours of additional training related to her career. Patty was very smart and loved to read. She loved sewing, cross stitching, collecting antiques, and she was an avid traveler. In her downtime, she enjoyed watching many of the DIY shows on HGTV channel and many other shows that would inspire her crafty spirit. She was also a longtime supporter of the Relay for Life of Bulloch County.
Patty was a member of the Greater Bethel AME Church of Statesboro then later joined the St. Luke Independent Methodist Church in Metter, Ga., where she was a devoted member for many years.
Patty is preceded in death by her husband, parents, and siblings: brothers Willie "Kack" Baldwin, Abraham McCormick, James McCormick, Issac "Ike" McCormick Jr.; sisters Eloise McCormick, Patricia McCormick, Mildred McCormick, and Linda McCormick.
Her memories will forever be cherished by her children, a daughter Mrs. Lisa Marie Hendrix Lovett and son-in-law Rev. Matthew Lovett of Statesboro, Ga., a son Mr. Wesley Isaiah Hendrix and daughter-in-law Mrs. Courtney Hendrix of Statesboro, Ga.; a sister Mrs. Francis Bismillah and brother-in-law Mr. Sabur Bismillah of Savannah, Ga.; grandchildren Jasiyah, Jordan, Jayden, and Nicholas. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members, and friends.
Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2020, for family only at 10 am in the chapel of Craig R. Tremble Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Jordan, eulogist. She will lie-in-state from 9 am until funeral hour for viewing. Interment will be at Eastside Cemetery following the services.
A walk-through viewing will take place for the public on Wednesday, July 22, from 4-6 pm in the chapel.
*Due to the spike in COVID-19 cases we are requiring that masks be worn if you attend the walk-through viewing or services. Thank you for your cooperation on this matter*
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