Martha Patricia “Pat” Mercer Hutchens

Martha Patricia “Pat” Mercer Hutchens went home to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, March 31, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Winnfield, La., on Feb. 22, 1937. She was preceded in death by her parents Felix and
Lotta Mercer, and brothers and sister. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Dr. Rev. James M. Hutchens, U.S. Army chaplain (Ret.) with the rank of brigadier general. He is a 1952 graduate of Kokomo High School. She is also survived by her son, Matt and his wife, Sybil; her daughter, Sarah Bramblett and her husband, Todd; her daughter, Rachel Criswell and her husband, Cris. Pat is survived also by her 12 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter, many  nieces and nephews, and countless friends whom she adored. Pat earned degrees from Wheaton College with a BA in art and education, a MFA in art theory and practice from Northwestern University, a master’s in management and development from National Lewis University, and a Ph.D. in theology from Louisiana Baptist University. Her  accomplishments include co-authoring a book with her husband, “Guilty, Keeping God’s Covenant of Love with Israel” and authoring “Hebrew for the Goyim.” Pat was a writer and world renowned artist with works in many private and public
collections around the globe. Her last series of 40 paintings in 2013 depicted the genocide of Jews during the Holocaust. This collection has been exhibited around the world and is part of the permanent collection at the National Holocaust Museum in the Ukraine and The Jewish Community Center at Auschwitz, Poland. The original works in this series will be housed at Liberty University in their permanent collection. Funeral services were April 6 at Capital Church, Vienna, Va. Pat is to be interred at Arlington National Cemetery on Chaplain’s Hill at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jim and Pat’s ministry in her name at www.thejerusalemconnection.us/donate.php.  
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