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Gwendolyn Mae Hobbs Hendrix

Gwendolyn Mae Hobbs Hendrix, 93, a native of Hobbsville, N.C., and a longtime resident of Suffolk, died Thursday February 24, 2022, in Columbia, S.C., in Hospice care at the Rice Estate Lutheran nursing home.

Graveside services will be conducted at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, 4569 Shoulders Hill Road, Suffolk, at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 2, by Rev. David Edgell, associate pastor at First Baptist, where Mrs. Hendrix was a member. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Mrs. Hendrix was preceded in death by her husband James T. “Jim” Hendrix, her brother Larry C. Hobbs, sister Kathryn H. Ward and parents Harry C. and Edla Hollowell Hobbs.

She is survived by nephews Jason Hobbs of Efland, N.C., and Gary Ward of Blythewood, S.C., and several other nieces and nephews.

She worked for many years in the peanut brokerage business in Suffolk, and retired from O’Connor Co. after 25 years. Mrs. Hendrix enjoyed golf, sewing and painting. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Suffolk, 237 N. Main St., Suffolk, Va. 23434.

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I am so sorry to hear this. She was such a sweet person and a nice neighbor. I have one of her pictures in my room. She was very much missed when she moved to be close to family. Prayers for peace and comfort for her family. Debbie Campbell

debbie campbell Mar 6 2022 10:53 AM

Gwen was a sweet friend to my mom, Dot Gatling, and to me. I have a fruit picture that Gwen painted and gifted to me soon after we moved into our house. It's extra-special to me now. Thinking of her and praying for you as you honor her…

Patricia Gatling Middlebrooks Mar 1 2022 9:55 PM

Gwen was a sweet and kind lady who always was very encouraging to others. I met her when I was a Brewer's & she was working in downtown area! Later we met again while taking art classes at the museum. She was just a real inspiration to others!!
Prayers for her family.

Mollie Moore Mar 1 2022 2:11 PM

Aunt Gwen was a kind and precious person. I always enjoyed being around her and Uncle Jim. They were a wonderful couple.

Your nieces, Carolyn Hendricks Long and Linda Hendricks Bonnema Feb 27 2022 8:26 PM