Shirley Hendrix Grimes

November 4, 1935April 25, 2020

Mrs. Shirley Irene Hendrix Grimes “Goodie” , 84 of Lenoir passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Lenoir.

Mrs. Grimes was born on November 4, 1935 in McDowell County, WV to the late Glenn Hendrix and Mildred Jones Hendrix. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Grimes, two sisters. Laura “Lady” Perkins, Annie ”Chunk” Mitchell, three brothers, Leon Hendrix, Otto Hendrix and Kermit Hendrix.

Shirley was a member of the Bushtown Mennonite Brethren Church and The Life Center in Lenoir, NC and was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. Sister Goodie was the Head Prayer Warrior and also acted as the official “Mother of the Church.” She belonged to the Missionary Club and had a hand in and supported all auxiliary organizations and committees of the church.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Darryl A. Perkins and wife Marva Lynne of Rural Hall, two nephews, Dr. Vaughn Hendrix and wife Marian of Charlotte, Gary Hendrix and wife Jan of Chicago, and a niece, Iris Haynes of Charlotte.

Also left to cherish her memory are nine grandchildren: Roderick Ferguson of Lenoir, Dr. Suzanne Smith of Durham, Jonathan Bowers and wife Heather of Chapel Hill, Adrianna Ferguson of Morrisville, Steven Pleasant of Honolulu HI, Tarlisa Pleasant of Orlando FL, Maisha Cherry-Wells of Houston TX, Trier Wells of Greensboro, Tatianna Flowers of Rural Hall, NC, and host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces, great nephews and extended family members.

A graveside service to honor Mrs. Grimes will be held on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 12:00 pm at Blue Ridge Memorial Park in Lenoir. The family will not be receiving friends due to the covid-19 pandemic, but invite any who wish to view Mrs. Grimes to come by Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 between the hours of 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm where they will have the opportunity to view.

Serving as pallbearers will be George Anthony Isbell, Ray Hunt, Mike Hodge, Torress Baker, Sam Dula, Michael Isbell, Michael Simon and Anthony Horton.

Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Shirley Irene Hendrix Grimes.


  • Darryl A Perkins (Marva Lynne), Son
  • Richard Grimes, Husband (deceased)
  • Glenn Hendrix, Father (deceased)
  • Mildred Jones Hendrix, Mother (deceased)


  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, April 29, 2020

  • Informal Viewing

    Tuesday, April 28, 2020


Shirley Hendrix Grimes

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Jessie Pope

April 29, 2020

During my teen years, I would go over to their store across the road from house in the evening where we shared many stories. She was a good listener and would let me vent about what I thought were problems. She always managed to make me feel good with calming guidance. I could just be myself with her. I always loved the way she would say, "Ann, don't worry about that". Love her.WILL MISS YOU GOODEN RIP

Joelle Michaux

April 28, 2020

Aunt Goodie was a sweet & loving woman of God . I remember the long talks we shared. I will surely miss her !! I send my condolences to the family

Debra Stucky

April 28, 2020

To the Family.
Mrs Goodie will truely be missed by me. She has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. From Bible camp, to getting married, to becoming a parent, a missionary leader, and becoming a grand parent. She was my role model, my adviser, my confidant,
and my friend, but most of all she was a Prayer Warrior and a Very Special Christian Lady. When she wanted to teach me something she made sure that I had all the necessary tools to get the job done. New Bibles and books. She always had a smile and always told me she was praying for me and my family. She has longed for the day that she would get to go home. Heaven gained a Special Angle. Bushtown will never be the same without you. I will miss you my Friend. Family Thank You for sharing Mrs Goodie with me.
Love Debra and Family

Sonia Bowers-Harshaw

April 28, 2020

Goodie,a wonderful praying woman of God.She helped me with any project I wanted to do at Bushtown Mennonite Brethren Church years ago. Goodie's love will carry on forever in my heart.
Sonia Bowers-Harshaw

Ronald Berry

April 28, 2020

Just wanted to send my condolences to the family. You guys will be in my prayers.

Alison Davis-Tariq

April 27, 2020

Aunt Goodie was so special to me. Her house was the first place I wanted to go when I arrived in Lenoir to visit. Her coconut cake was legendary!! I have such warm and fond memories of this loving woman more than words can ever say. Rest In Peace wrapped in the arms of Lord. Amen 🙏🏽

Chad Tugman

April 27, 2020

I can hear Ms. Goodie saying, Yes, Yes, Yes! Rest In Peace Ms Goodie. ❤️❤️❤️

Geri Dula-Lindon

April 27, 2020

Loving woman who followed Christ; you will truly be missed. I can hear her saying "YES YES YES!"

Princess Vaught

April 27, 2020

I will always remember being in church and always hearing over everybody singing Mrs Goodie singing and saying yes lord yes lord ever since I was a little girl in church I've always carried that memory around with me but now I know she is in a better place and for sure now she can holler and sing yes lord yes lord u will always be missed fly high now love you.