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Shelly Mae Hendryx

July 25, 1960 — June 18, 2024


Shelly Mae Hendryx, 63, of Ceresco, passed away on June 18, 2024, at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital in Battle Creek, Michigan. 

She was born on July 25, 1960, to Hugh and Shirley (Floyd) Hendryx in Jackson, Michigan. Shelly married Jimmy D. Fleming on February 14, 2002 at the Faith Assembly of God Church in Olivet, Michigan.

After receiving her associates degree from Kellogg Community College as a Legal Secretary. Shelly worked in Human Resources for the Veteran's Administration. She enjoyed her job, especially those she worked with, but was excited to have recently retired. With her newfound free time, Shelly was sewing up a storm in her basement. She was an excellent sewer and quilter, and Shelly was never happier than when she was working on one of her projects. She also loved spending quality time in her garden, tending to her flowers. Neighbors often stopped by to admire her beautiful plants. Her flowers often attracted other types of visitors and Shelly liked to watch as the hummingbirds flew around her garden. Shelly loved to be outside and was grateful to live in a state that experiences all the seasons have to offer. 

A parishioner of Victory Life Church in Battle Creek, Shelly's faith in God ran deep. She was devoted to living as a Christian and loved to talk about Him. Christmas was especially important, not only for the meaning behind the season but also because of the time spent with family. Shelly decorated her house to perfection, often putting up multiple Christmas trees to accommodate her collection of ornaments. Family gatherings were always a fun time with Shelly around, especially if she was bringing her homemade cookies, banana nut bread and peanut butter fudge. Shelly will be remembered by all who knew her as an amazing and kind-hearted person. She will be missed by her family members, friends, and especially her pit bull, Bruce.

Shelly is survived by her loving husband of 22 years Jim Fleming, son Sevin Hendryx of Grand Rapids, Michigan, grandson Jordan Hendryx of Battle Creek, Michigan, stepdaughter Angela Fleming of Battle Creek, Michigan, Uncle Mark Hendryx of St. Petersburg, Florida, brother Hugh (Michele) Hendryx, Jr. of Olivet, Michigan, step grandchildren Alex & Ben Graves of Battle Creek, Michigan, nieces and nephews: Mathew, Justin, and Cassaundra Hendryx, Jeni Messner, Jami, Chris, and Jacob Hendryx, Stephanie Kent, Anthony Vail, Michael Vail, and Millard Hale.

She was preceded in death by her son and daughter-in-law Keith and Deborah Hendryx, stepson Rick Fleming, brother Chris Hendryx, sister Sheila Nowlan, Aunt Edna Hendryx, as well as her parents, Hugh Hendryx, Shirley Floyd, and stepfather Robert Floyd. 

Visitation will be held Saturday, June 22, 2024, from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm at Kempf Family Funeral & Cremation Services, 723 US HWY 27 N. Marshall, Michigan. 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2024, 12:00 pm at Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, with Pastor Dyane Miller officiating.

Burial will take place in Porter Cemetery.

If you would like to send a memorial in Shelly's honor, her family suggest sending it to Victory Life Church or the American Cancer Society.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Shelly Mae Hendryx, please visit our flower store.

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Saturday, June 22, 2024

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