OBITUARY

Joan Broadbridge Hitchens

August 14, 1925April 9, 2018

Mrs. Hitchens, 92, died Monday, April 9, 2018 at CMC Pineville.

Mrs. Hitchens was born August 14, 1925, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Don C. Broadbridge of Grosse Pointe, Michigan. She graduated from Stephens College and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi. She married Leslie Hitchens of Rochester, NY on October 4, 1952 and moved to Charlotte where they lived for the last 65 years. Mrs. Hitchens was member of Christ Episcopal Church, Charlotte Country Club, Charlotte Assembly and the Junior League of Charlotte. She was known for the hundreds of prayer shawls she knitted over the years for those in need.

Survivors include her husband, Leslie; daughter, Holly Patton and her husband, Lewis, of Charlotte; son, Hayes and wife Michael of Nashville, TN; son, Peter and wife Amy of Charlotte; and son, Ben and wife Ellen of Fort Mill, SC. In addition, she had eight grandchildren: Madeline Sturm, Cooper Sturm, Bowman Hitchens (Kylie), Palmer Hitchens, Hollis Hitchens, Hayden Hitchens, Carly Hitchens and Hunter Hitchens; as well as one great-grandchild, Summit Hitchens.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, April 12th at the home of Peter and Amy Hitchens.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 14th in the Great Room B at Southminster Retirement Community, 8919 Park Road. The family will also receive friends immediately following the service in the Queen Charlotte Room.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Christ Episcopal Church, 1412 Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC 28207.

Services

  • Receiving of Friends Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 14, 2018
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Joan Broadbridge Hitchens

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Lesley Boney

April 11, 2018

Sending a lot of love and hugs to the Hitchens family ....I have such fond memories of growing up with Holly and Mrs. Hitchens....even her decorating my room as a teenager. She had a terrific sense of style and color, and was able to easily translate that panache to suit whomever her clients were, which I have seen in Holly as well.....strong genes those! Her style carried over into her very countenance and essence of being, and she filled a room with color and light. She will be fondly remembered by all who knew and loved her. Blessings to you all.

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Biography

Mrs. Hitchens, 92, died Monday, April 9, 2018 at CMC Pineville.

Mrs. Hitchens was born August 14, 1925, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Don C. Broadbridge of Grosse Pointe, Michigan. She graduated from Stephens College and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi. She married Leslie Hitchens of Rochester, NY on October 4, 1952 and moved to Charlotte where they lived for the last 65 years. Mrs. Hitchens was member of Christ Episcopal Church, Charlotte Country Club, Charlotte Assembly and the Junior League of Charlotte. She was known for the hundreds of prayer shawls she knitted over the years for those in need.

Survivors include her husband, Leslie; daughter, Holly Patton and her husband, Lewis, of Charlotte; son, Hayes and wife Michael of Nashville, TN; son, Peter and wife Amy of Charlotte; and son, Ben and wife Ellen of Fort Mill, SC. In addition, she had eight grandchildren: Madeline Sturm, Cooper Sturm, Bowman Hitchens (Kylie), Palmer Hitchens, Hollis Hitchens, Hayden Hitchens, Carly Hitchens and Hunter Hitchens; as well as one great-grandchild, Summit Hitchens.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, April 12th at the home of Peter and Amy Hitchens.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 14th in the Great Room B at Southminster Retirement Community, 8919 Park Road. The family will also receive friends immediately following the service in the Queen Charlotte Room.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Christ Episcopal Church, 1412 Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC 28207.