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Updated: 07/01/2014 02:58:02PM

Marilyn Hendryx

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Mrs. Marilyn Hendryx, 85, of Roswell, Ga., formerly of Venice, Fla., went to be with Jesus on June 28, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was known for her faith, for immense love for others, her bright blue eyes, her positive attitude and her huge hugs.

Marilyn served as a court-appointed Guardian Ad Litem (an advocate for abused and neglected children), knitted blankets for needy children for Project Linus, and volunteered for Meals on Wheels. The legacy she leaves is teaching us by example to have an inclusive and genuine interest in others, to love generously and unconditionally.

To know her is to want to be like her. Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband of over 56 years, Peter B. Hendryx, affectionately know as “Deedle,” her daughter Melinda Mitchell in 2007, and her son-in-law, Kevin Foster, in 2006.

She is survived by her daughters: Laura (husband, Eric) Lynam, of Keyser, W.V. and Amy Foster (husband, Frank) Bell, of Roswell; son-in-law and wife, Ted and Melissa Mitchell, of Gastonia, N.C.; grandchildren: Crystal (Tristan) Robinson, Kayla (Damian) Garcia, Daly, Casey, and Jenny Foster, Jay and Lauren Bell, Megan, Audrey Grace, and Polly Parker Mitchell; and her labradoodle, Teddy.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, 1 p.m. at St. James UMC, 4400 Peachtree-Dunwoody Rd. Atlanta, Ga., 30342. Dr. John Simmons will be officiating. A reception at the church will immediately follow the service at which ice cream sundaes, Marilyn’s favorite dessert, will be served. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. James UMC.