Frances Hendricks

Obituary of Frances Marie Hendricks

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Frances Freeman Hendricks passed away on December 22, 2022.  She was 91 years old. She was born on July 25, 1931 in Hillsborough NC to her parents Rosa Dunnigan Freeman and Norman Freeman. She retired from Eno Cotton Mill in 1984 after its closure with 33 years of service. She then operated a cleaning business for 28 years. Frances was an active member and Deacon of Hillsborough Pentecostal Holiness Church in Hillsborough until her declining health prevented her from attending. Her favorite vacation places were Cherokee and Carolina Beach.  She was an avid collector of dolls, Native American art, and Asian collectables.  Frances loved flowers and working in her yard.  She could grow anything.  Frances enjoyed telling stories and the history of Hillsborough. She was a true historian.  She loved hosting Sunday Dinner at her house every Sunday for family and friends. 


She is survived  by her daughter Donna Hendricks of Hillsborough, sister Betty Wadell of Hillsborough, grandchildren; Cher Johnson (Jeffrey) of Wake Forest, Matthew Hendricks (Lissa) of Hillsborough, Dylan Hendricks (Chelsea) of Mebane, and Trevor Hendricks of Mebane, daughter in laws Susan Hendricks of Hillsborough and Gayl Edmondson of Mebane, great-grandchildren; Madison Johnson of Washington DC, Maverick Johnson of Wake Forest, Bastian Hendricks of Hillsborough, Oakley Hendricks of Mebane, and Carter Hendricks of Mebane. Frances’ nieces, nephews, and cousins were very special to her and she loved them dearly. 


Frances is preceded in death by her mother Rosa Freeman, father Norman Freeman, husband Don Hendricks, sons; Joe Hendricks and Norman Hendricks, brothers; Norman (June) Freeman Jr, Eugene (Jeanie) Freeman, Paul Freeman, and Bernice Freeman, an infant son Joseph D. Hendricks Jr. and infant grandson Jacob Hendricks. 


Walkers Funeral Home in Hillsborough will be assisting the family with arrangements. A memorial service will be held at Hillsborough Pentecostal Holiness Church on Saturday January 7th, 2023 at 1:00 .The family will have visitation before the service begins. Preacher John Gaither will be officiating the service.



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