Marilyn Hendrix
1940 - 2020
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Marilyn Hendrix

Simpsonville - Marilyn Koon Hendrix, 79, wife of William Hendrix, III, died Thursday, February 27, 2020.

Born in Hartsville, SC, she was the daughter of the late John and Rosalyn Stoudemire Koon.

Mrs. Hendrix was a devoted educator having served many years as the Principal at both Greenville and Mauldin High Schools. Before retiring, she was a Vice-President of Greenville Tech. She was a long time and active member of Messiah Lutheran Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by brother, Wayne Koon (Linda); niece, Stacy Koon; nephew Jonathan Koon (Jessica); her stepson, William Hendrix, IV (Jennifer); stepdaughter, Marianne Cleaver; granddaughter, Danielle Workman; and long time friend, Bobbi Burns.

A visitation will be held Monday, March 02, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. in the Gathering Area at Messiah Lutheran Church followed by the Memorial Service at 3:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church 1100 Log Shoals Road, Mauldin, SC 29662.

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Published by The Greenville News from Feb. 29 to Mar. 1, 2020.
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1:00p.m. - 2:45p.m.
Gathering Area at Messiah Lutheran Church
1100 Log Shoals Road, Mauldin, SC
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1100 Log Shoals Road, Mauldin, SC
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You were one of the best educators in South Carolina and always had time to listen to the problems of your students. You have changed the lives of so many. You will be missed by all that have had the pleasure of knowing you. I know you will be missed by your husband Billy. May he get through this transition easily and God bless all of the family. Heaven will be a better place with you there.
Leon Brock
March 6, 2020
So sorry to hear of the passing of "Coon" as we call her at Winthrop. She was a super bright and caring person who dedicated her time and energy to educating and nurturing young people. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.
Marian Cooper Bryan
March 4, 2020
I want to express to Bill and his family; along with Bobbie Frasier, my sympathy in the lost of Marilyn Hendrix.
We worshiped together at Messiah for a number of years.
She was a real Christian friend and wonderful person to be around.
God grant you peace and comfort.
I know that she is lighting up heaven with her love and humor!
Peace be with you all.
Love, Lillie Hayes
March 1, 2020
Kaye Autrey
March 1, 2020
So very sorry to hear of the passing of Marilyn. She was a friend to so many of us at Winthrop. She certainly had a life well lived and was such a wonderful addition to the education field. May she rest in peace and may God give her family strength and peace as they go through this very sad time.
Nancy Huff
March 1, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of the death of Ms. Koon ( Hendrix)! She was such a great influence on all the students of Hillcrest High School! Then, as a teacher in the Greenville County School District I was doubly influenced by her! She led with great integrity! I always loved seeing her over the years! Our most recent meetings were at physical therapy! She was still the same person I had always known! I'm so glad I got to talk with her those last few times in the fall of 2019! She will be missed!
Kathy Hazel Tate
February 29, 2020
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