|Birth: ||Apr. 12, 1930|
|Death: ||Dec. 3, 2008|
Patricia Ewing Hendrick (Mrs. John Alexander Hendrick, Jr.)
SHREVEPORT, LA - Patricia Ewing Hendrick died at her home surrounded by family and friends Wednesday, December 3, 2008.
Visitation will be Friday, December 5, 2008, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Rose-Neath Marshall Street Funeral Home. Following a private graveside service, a memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 6, 2008, at First Baptist Church of Shreveport, where she has been a member since 1971 when she married her late husband, Dr. John Alexander Hendrick, Jr.
Mrs. Hendrick was born April 12, 1930 in New Orleans, LA to the late Isabella LaFonta Ewing and Robert Ewing, Jr., former chairman of the board of the Times Publishing Co., Ltd., Radio Station KWKH, News Star World Publishing Corp., The Monroe News Star and The Monroe Morning World. Pat graduated from Louise S. McGehee School in New Orleans and Harcum Junior College in Bryn Mawr, PA. Upon moving to Shreveport in 1953 to start her family, she embraced her new home and became involved in her community.
A lifetime supporter of the arts, both locally and nationally, she was active in the Shreveport Symphony Guild, Shreveport Little Theater Guild, Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet, Spring Street Museum, Shreveport Art Guild, Meadows Museum, Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, the Society of the Colonial Dames of America, Shreveport-Bossier Community Renewal and the Shreveport Opera Guild, where she chaired the Opera Lyric Ball in 1963.
She served on many boards including the Times Publishing Company, Southfield School, Women's Endowment Quorum, and Feist-Weiller Cancer Center. She was very committed to working on the Board of Centenary College where she established an Eminent Scholars Chair in the memory of her late father and husband and was honored by being named an Honorary Centenary Alumna.
A charter member of the Schumpert Hospital Guild, she worked on the campaign to build the new hospital. She also worked on the original capital fund-raising campaign for a battered women's program at the YWCA. Pat served in developing the Louisiana State University Medical School Birth Defect Center.
In 2001, Pat received The Times Best Dressed of Northwest Louisiana for all her years of service to the community. One of her most recent involvements was as Director of Teach Me to Fish, a charitable contribution foundation for funding local charities.
Mrs. Hendrick is survived by her sons, Robert deBerardinis and wife, Julia, Nicky deBerardinis and wife, Belma, David deBerardinis and wife, Kay; stepsons, Michael deBerardinis and wife, Lynette, John Hendrick and wife, Helen; stepdaughter, Marilyn Hendrick Morehead; grandchildren, Callye, Sam, Arthur, George and Isabella deBerardinis; step-grandson, Jason and wife, Kelly; and step-granddaughters, Alexandra and Lauren Hendrick.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Dean Griffen, Willis Meadows, Duke Comegys, O. Delton Harrison, Jr., Dr. John Chidlow, Dr. Judd Chidlow, Jack Farmer, Cody White, Stafford Comegys, Peter Flowers, Chris Harbuck and Virginia Shehee. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Centenary College Board of Trustees.
The family especially wishes to thank and express their appreciation to long time friends and employees, Delores Smith and Tommy Lee Demery for their many years of support and care of Pat. In addition, the family wishes to thank Dr. Dean Griffen, Ellen Bartell of Christus Schumpert Home Hospice Care, and all the sitters from Peggy Williams Sitting Service for their help during her illness.
The family requests that memorial contributions be sent to Teach Me To Fish Family Foundation, c/o Morgan Keegan, 401 Market Street, #1400, Shreveport, LA 71101.
Nicholas William DeBerardinis (1915 - 1981)
John Alexander Hendrick (1912 - 1994)
Forest Park East Cemetery
Created by: John Andrew Prime
Record added: Dec 05, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31957083