November 29, 1949 - May 9, 2021
Judith Leonhard Hendricks, MS, ANP, age 71 of South Bethany, DE passed away on Sunday, May 09, 2021 at Seasons Hospice in Wilmington, DE. She was born on November 29, 1949 in Yardley, PA, daughter of the late Albert T. and Nancy (Bosworth) Leonhard. Judy graduated from the University of Delaware in 1971 with a BSN. She then completed her Master’s program at University of Maryland in 1978. Judy went on to become an Assistant Professor in the Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Delaware. In addition, she practiced as an APN for internal medicine with Christiana Care. Judy was an active member of the Delaware Board of Nursing, serving two years as President. She was the Chair of the Delaware Board of Nursing Joint Practice Committee and was instrumental in obtaining prescriptive authority for Advanced Nurse Practitioner. As a founding member of the American College of Nurse Practitioners, she served as President 2004 - 2005. Following her retirement, Judy enjoyed travel, birdwatching, and classes with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Above all, she enjoyed time spent with those she held most dear. Judy was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew her. In addition to her parents, Judy was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Pierce. Judy is survived by her daughters: Jessica Huss (Jay) of Rehoboth Beach, DE, and Anne Hendricks of Phoenix, AZ; her grandson, Jack Huss of Rehoboth Beach, DE; her brother, Joe Leonhard (Carol) of Maine; and her significant other, Frederick Hough of Ocean Pines, MD. A Celebration of Judy’s Life will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 3:00 PM, at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins - Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE, where friends may visit beginning at 2:00 PM. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing protocols must be observed, and masks must be worn by everyone participating in any aspect of the service. All who cannot attend in person are invited to join the services via live streaming by visiting the following link: http://www.parsellfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/permalink/9964519/LTWebcast In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Judy's memory to the Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue Organization, 60 Vera Cruz Rd, Reinholds, PA 17569. Please sign the virtual guestbook located on the tribute page.
Judith Leonhard Hendricks, MS, ANP, age 71 of South Bethany, DE passed away on Sunday, May 09, 2021 at Seasons Hospice in Wilmington, DE. She was born on November 29, 1949 in Yardley, PA, daughter of the late Albert T. and Nancy (Bosworth)... View Obituary & Service Information
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