Modene Foster Hendrix

Published 9:31 pm Sunday, August 5, 2018

Mrs. Modene Foster Hendrix, 89, died on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem surrounded by her family.

She was born in Cooleemee to the late William Guy and Ella Nail Foster. Mrs. Hendrix was a graduate of Coolemee High School Class of 1947, where she was given the superlative of “Most Talented” and was a star basketball player. She was employed by Erwin Mills in Coolemee before marrying the love of her life, Haywood Robertson “H.R.” Hendrix in 1949. Mrs. Hendrix was a homemaker and mother of Patricia Jo and Haywood Robertson “Robin” Hendrix III.  She was a member of Dulin United Methodist Church where she was the church organist for 50 years.  Mrs. Hendrix was a talented musician who played organ for weddings and pageants, as well as taught piano and organ to numerous students. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, a group near and dear to her.

Mr. and Mrs. Hendrix resided in Mocksville for many years and enjoyed 69 years of marriage. They moved to Homestead Hills in Winston-Salem in 2016.

She was also preceded in death by: 4 sisters, Gladys Beard, Nell Hoover, Eloise Nesbit and Edna Long; and 2 brothers, Don Foster and Sonny Foster.

Survivors, in addition to her husband: her daughter, Patricia Jarvis (Joseph) of Clemmons; a son, Haywood Robertson “Robin” Hendrix III of Atlanta, Ga.; granddaughter, Julie Mock (Mike) and great-grandson, Charles Joseph “CJ” Mock of Lovettsville, Va.; grandson, Jonathan Jarvis (Tracy Spry) of Clemmons; sister, Sue Milholen of Port Orange, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 7 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with the Rt. Rev. Sam Gray,  the Rev. Dr. Worth Green, and the Rev. Jimmy Truell officiating. Burial will follow in Dulin United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church following the burial.

Memorials: Dulin UMC, 897 Dulin Rd., Mocksville; or Armando Rusindo Mission Foundation (ARMF), 2121 Harper Rd., Clemmons, 27012 (