Ms. Marilyn S. Wynn Hendricks was born July 10, 1952 in Knoxville, TN to the late Irene Wynn Hunter. She was the eldest of seven children. Marilyn accepted Christ as a young adult and went on to reaffirm her faith in March 2019. She lived out her faith by making many sacrifices for the betterment of those she loved, as the scriptures require in 1 John 3:16.
Marilyn was surrounded by love, her siblings, and closest friend as she transitioned into eternal rest. She went home peacefully to be with the Lord while in the presence of her daughters and son in law on Sunday, November 1, 2020. Marilyn was a very devoted mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister, auntie, cousin, and friend. She was affectionally known as “Lil Granny” to her grandchildren.
Marilyn was an alumnus of Austin East High School, Class of 1970. She studied Organic Chemistry and Mathematics at the University of Tennessee. She was retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory after 25 years of employment. She worked assignments in the Chemical Division, Environmental Sciences Division, K-25, and Y-12.
Marilyn was also owner, CEO, and founder of HMW Concepts. She taught the concepts of learning to handle all things financial with wisdom, which included singles, families, children, and small business owners. She was also a Notary and a tax preparer.
Marilyn enjoyed reading, shopping, sitting outdoors, spending time with her grandchildren, and talking on the phone with her family members.
She was preceded in death by loving parents, Irene (Charles) Wynn Hunter, and a host of aunties and uncles too numerous to mention.
She leaves to cherish her precious memory: devoted daughters, Robin (Chris) Marion, and Joslin (Xavier) Miller; grandsons, Officer Ahmad J. Marion and Cameron Alexander Miller; granddaughter, Ahmani Charis Marion; brothers, Jeffery, Thomas, Walter (Rosa) and Jermaine Wynn; sisters, Karen (David) Whitehead, and Cheryl Wynn, all of Knoxville; devoted cousin and friends, Jennifer Taylor, Pearl Marion, and Brenda Turner, respectively; a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends too numerous to mention, loving extended families to include the Hendricks’ and the Marion’s.
Special thank you to UAMS, Thompson Cancer Society, especially Dr. David Dewayne Chism, Quality Private Duty Nurse, Kathy Belcher, Smoky Mountain Hospice and Patton Funeral Home. Due to COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution, private services were held. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Professional services provided by Patton Funeral Home 1-800-824-8283 or www.pattonfuneralhome1962.com.
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