Nell Hendrix Wyatt

Published 1:33 pm Friday, July 27, 2018

Mrs. Nell Hendrix Wyatt, 85, of Mocksville, died on July 24, 2018 after battling Alzheimer’s disease.

Born April 2, 1933 to Atta Emon Hendrix and Nannie Foote Hendrix in Davie County. She was the last surviving child of 11 siblings.  After graduating from Shady Grove School in 1951, she married Wade H. Wyatt Jr. (deceased 1997). She enjoyed her years of employment and the camaraderie of friends at Davie County Hospital and the Davie County EMS. Her children remember their mother for being a doer and a hard worker. She acquired the trait of “working ‘till she dropped” from her mother, as evidenced by her beautifully kept yard. Before her illness, she cooked her family’s favorites: fried chicken, deviled eggs, creamed potatoes, homemade biscuits, and chocolate meringue pie. She was a knitter and reader and found peace on her trips to the N.C. mountains. She enjoyed walking and was often heard humming a tune. As an active member of The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, she regularly cleaned the Parish Hall.

Survivors: her 4 children, Nancy Russell (Jim) of Welcome, Danny Wyatt of Salisbury, Karen Wyatt of the home, and Jill Olsen (Peter) of Pfafftown; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins; 2 special caregivers, Kimberly Brown and Lynne Hauser.

A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 at The Episcopal Church of the Ascension with Father Dan Wall officiating. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.

Memorials: Our Daily Bread Food Pantry, 183 Fork-Bixby Road, Advance; or to the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, 27103.