Tommie Woodcock Zimmerman-Hughes, 83, of Concord, NC went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 4, 2021.
Tommie was born July 17, 1937 in Pelzer, SC to the late Thomas and Trula Woodcock. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Julie Zimmerman Vanderbleek (2015) and sister, Betty Brown (1993).
Tommie graduated from Myrtle Beach High School in 1955. After receiving a business degree from Kings College in Charlotte, NC, Tommie moved to Eau Gallie, FL, where she met her first husband, Russell V. Zimmerman. Together, they had four children. In 1999, Tommie married Jim Hughes and they lived together in Edisto Island, SC. She was an active member of the Episcopal church on Edisto and a member of The Daughters of the King. Tommie worked at the Edisto Island museum as a docent and also in the gift shop. All of these things were important to her. Unfortunately, due to becoming ill, Tommie wasn't able to take part in things she was passionate about and ended up moving in with her daughter who provided loving care in Concord, NC.
Tommie enjoyed decorating, and entertaining. She was also an avid reader. Most of all, Tommie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She will be greatly missed and forever loved.
Survivors include second husband, James “Jim” C. Hughes, III MD of Edisto Island, SC; son, Rusty and wife, Debbie, Zimmerman of Apopka, FL; daughter, Jeannie and husband, Mark, Merritt of Concord, NC; son Jim Zimmerman, and partner Tracy Rodriquez of Dade City, FL; sister, Barbara Hucks of Conway, SC; sister, Carolyn and husband, George, Parker of Fairborn, OH; grandchildren, Jennifer and husband, Scott, Bishop of Huntersville, NC; Ryan Merritt of Waynesville, NC; Jamie and husband, Spencer, Mays of St. Petersburg, FL; Breanna Zimmerman of Apopka, FL; Jared Zimmerman of Tallahassee, FL; Jackie Vanderbleek of St. Petersburg, FL; Jacob and wife, Meagan, Vanderbleek of Lynchburg, VA; great-grandson, Henry Bishop of Huntersville, NC; and son in law, Jim and wife, Sonja Vanderbleek of St. Petersburg, FL.
A memorial service in celebration of Tommie's life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Hartsell Funeral Home's Chapel of Concord. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude or Edisto Island Museum.
Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Zimmerman-Hughes family.
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