Vickie Hedrick Bennett, 71, of Statesville, N.C., passed away Saturday, December 25, 2021, at Iredell Memorial Hospital. Vickie was born on November 9, 1950, in Iredell County and was the daughter of the late Pinkney and Grace Hedrick.
She was a graduate of the first class at North Iredell High School in 1968 and attended Mitchell Community College in Statesville. She was an active member of Fairview Baptist Church, joining in 1978. She was an active part of the Abundant Life Sunday School Class, Stewardship Committee & 3L Senior Group.
She is survived by her sister-in-law, Sue Goforth Hedrick; nephew Christopher Sean Hedrick and niece Suzanne Hedrick Osborne (Derek); great nephew, Bradley Sean Hedrick; great nieces, Taylor Suzanna Osborne and Cynthia Nicole Osborne, all of Statesville. She is also survived by a special friend, David Mayhew, of Mooresville.
Preceding her in death were her father, Pinkney Hedrick; mother, Grace Johnson Hedrick; and brother Larry S. Hedrick.
Vickie worked many years for R.P. Machine in Statesville, N.C., from where she later retired. Vickie joined American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) in 1975. She was part of the Llederi Chapter and was very active over the years, including being named Business Woman of the Year in 1989. In 2002, Vickie became a member of the Dames of the Royal Crimson. Vickie was the Queen of Red Hatter’s Group, starting with 11 members.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 31, at 11 a.m. at Fairview Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Eanes officiating. Private family burial will follow. She will lie in state on Thursday, December 30, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at Troutman Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fairview Baptist Church, 349 Turnersburg Highway, Statesville NC 28625; and Samaritans Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone NC 28607.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.troutmanfuneralhome.com.
Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.