The obituary of Mr. Lonnie Hendrix
Lonnie Hendrix, 67, of Kenansville, Florida passed away Friday, May 19, 2023 after an 11-month battle with cancer. He was born in Hyden, Kentucky on October 20, 1955 to the late Lee Hendrix and Hattie Gross Hendrix. In addition to his parents, Lonnie was preceded in death by one sister, Janice Faye Couch, two beloved nieces, Bridget Camille Hendrix and Taylor Rae Nolan, and his wife, Nannie Kaye Maggard Hendrix.
Lonnie is survived by one brother, Larry Hendrix (Gail) of Wooton, Kentucky; one sister, Jewel Hendrix of Kenansville, Florida; one son, Christian Trey Hendrix of Kenansville, Florida; three nieces, Natasha, Taylora, and Melody; one nephew, Riley; and numerous other relatives and cherished friends.
Lonnie was a member of the church of Christ. By profession he had been the owner of his own business, Hyden Florist, for 30 + years, ran a catering company, and was honored and humbled to serve as Mayor of Hyden for 12+ years. In that capacity, he was involved in countless projects to improve the lives of the people and bring progress to the city. He worked many, many hours with the Leslie County Kiwanis Club to better the lives of Leslie County kids. Lonnie was so imaginative and intelligent that he had a variety of talents and hobbies: he built furniture, made pens, gardened, fished, and was a keeper of bees. He loved the strategy and possibilities of politics, and had a vision and understanding that could discuss every aspect and its outcomes. He was concerned about people, especially the plight of children in need, and worked tirelessly to help Leslie Countians even after officially leaving the office of mayor. He loved his family, and worked until his last breath to leave them well-cared for. Whether family or one of his many friends, he would do anything to help and unselfishly put their needs above his own, and all were blessed for having known him. He made friendships wherever he went, and had a heart of gold. He was always willing to help anyone in need, and was thinking of others even on his deathbed.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations may be made to the Walker Funeral Home for other families in need, which was very typical of Lonnie.
A private service will be held by the family.