ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Bonnie Hendricks who was born on August 28, 1941 and passed away on June 24, 1996. We will remember her forever.

Posted by Lisa Hendricks on August 28, 2021
Mother, you would've been 80 today. That is just crazy. While you were on earth you seemed to never age. We miss you more than words can say. I know you are at peace in Heaven with Jesus. It has been a crazy year and I really needed my mom this year. Eric has been through a lot in the last few months. I know you are watching over all of us. Rick and I are getting through this life without you physically being here but you are never far from our thoughts and we can't wait to see you again. We miss you so. Until we meet again..... Happy Birthday Momma.
Posted by Lisa Hendricks on December 22, 2020
Christmas 2020 is here. It is hard to believe you left us over 20 years ago. I think about you all the time. I wish you could see all your grandchildren and great grandchildren.  You would love all their funny sarcastic personalities.  Rick is his handsome funny caring self. As you know he is a pastor, bet you never saw that coming. Of course God did so he was not surprised. Some things have definitely changed but one thing stays the same. Rick and I miss you everyday but especially time when family gathers. The is a hole here that no one but you can fill. Until eternity....Momma we love you!
Posted by Lisa Hendricks on June 24, 2020
Well Momma it's been 24 years. Man how the years go by so fast. I miss you more that you will ever know. Your life was cut way too short but I am glad you are at peace. Rick and I are doing well. We both have grandchildren, crazy right? I cannot wait to see you again. I miss that smile.
Till we meet again Momma..❤
Posted by Lisa Hendricks on June 24, 2019
Mother you went to be with the Lord 23 years ago and I miss you everyday. I know you are at peace now and I would never want you back sick and unhappy. That being said I sure would love to have my momma here to talk to and to just hug when we both need it. I love you and miss you.
Posted by Joyce Hendricks on August 28, 2017
It sure does not seem like it could have been 22 years ago that you left this earth. I so regret not meeting you when we could have formed a relationship and gotten to know each other. I wish you could see what a wonderful, godly husband, father, grandfather and chaplain your son has become. You would be so proud of him and how he has let God transform his life. Until we meet in eternity...rest in peace and know you are missed and loved.
Posted by Jean Jones on August 28, 2015
It has been a lot of years since you went home to be our Lord, and I'm sure you are enjoying every minute in His presence. Life here on earth was always a struggle for you, but I'm sure being with Christ is worth it all. Like the old song says, "It Will Be Worth It All When We See Jesus". No more tears and disappointments! Tears roll down my face, as I remember the times we laughed, and cried, over the ups and downs of life. I truly miss you, and look forward to spending eternity with you. We will have our new body, and will know true joy as we behold the Glory of God. You would be so proud of Rick and Lisa. 
I love you!
Jean
Posted by Lisa Hendricks on June 24, 2015
19 years ago Rick and I laid you to rest. We put a rose in your casket that read," finally you rest in peace." We believe that with all our hearts. Now you walk streets of gold and have eternal peace. Save us a seat in Heaven Mother! :) I know you are laughing right now. I love you

Lisa
Posted by Joyce Hendricks on June 24, 2015
Remembering you today on the 19th anniversary of your passing. Wish you could see the handsome new great-grandsons you have and beautiful new great-granddaughter. I know you would love them all. Your son continues to be such an awesome man of God and I know you would be so proud of him.
Posted by Lisa Hendricks on June 24, 2014
Momma hard to believe you have been gone 18 years. Sometimes it
Like yesterday and sometimes it feels like forever.
I wish we had more time together but I am glad you are full
of joy and peace with Jesus. So many times I wish I could pick up the phone and say now I understand. So today as you are looking down from Heaven just know that you are missed, remembered and loved
I love you Momma. .
Posted by Rick Hendricks on June 24, 2014
Mama, you're at the forefront of my mind and my heart as I remember this day 18 years ago. There is rarely a day that goes by that I don't think of you -- of talks we had, of times we smiled, of times we cried -- but most of all I remember the unconditional love that you showed me during your brief time on this earth and I am comforted today by the knowledge that you are with Jesus and I know you are resting in His arms. I love you and I miss you, Rick.
Posted by Joyce Hendricks on June 24, 2014
It's so hard to believe that 18 years have gone by since you passed away from this life to eternal life in heaven. Oh how I wish you could see what a wonderful man of God your son has become, what an awesome godly husband, father and grandfather. You would be so proud. Your son loved you very much...he still does. Remembering you on this day with love. - Joyce
Posted by thelma pruitt on June 24, 2014
Bonnie I'M so happy to be your friend neighbor, you were the same age as my youngest sister, and I always thought of you as my Sister, sure has ben lonely since you had to leave us,we had some sad times and we had a lot of good ones, I just want to remember the good ones we had togeather, rest in peace my Dear Friend, love you , miss you Sister Bonnie Friends For ever, 6-30, 1996, miss your sweet face & smiles , Thelma miss chu chu too, Dear Jesus take care of her Children , thanks you praise you Jesus
Posted by Lisa Hendricks on April 15, 2014
Easter is about to approach and it makes me reflect on Easter at our house when I was a child. You always dyed Easter Eggs with me and Rick always hid the eggs for me. That is just a childhood memory but I truely miss you everyday. A daughter always needs her mother no matter how old she gets and I think you would be surprised how much I need you now. The Good News is God is good and I will get to see you again one day. Until that day I love you and I miss you always.
Lisa
Posted by thelma pruitt on August 28, 2013
Bonnie we loved you and we still miss you, will never forget you my friend.with loving memories of you my dear friend Bonnie, rest in peace my friend and neightbor.with all my love to you my friend happy. birthday
Posted by Joyce Hendricks on August 28, 2013
Happy Birthday to the woman who gave birth to the man who owns my heart. Thank you for the precious gift you gave me - a godly husband who loves me so much more than I deserve. Wish you were here to see what a wonderful husband, father and grandfather he has turned out to be.
Posted by Rick Hendricks on August 28, 2013
Happy birthday Mom -- I miss you and I love you very much. Rick
Posted by Lisa Hendricks on June 28, 2013
I girl always needs her mother but I think more so as she gets older. I love you and miss you everyday of my life. I miss your laughter and your kind smile.  i love you
Posted by Rick Hendricks on June 24, 2013
It is difficult to believe that it has been 17 years since you left us -- so much has happened... really, really cool things that I think would have made you proud. But there have been plenty of times, too, when I've wished that I could talk to my mom. I miss you still and I'll never forget you. Thank you again for pouring into my life and for being there. I love you!
Posted by Joyce Hendricks on June 24, 2013
Surely hard to believe it has been 17 years ago since your passing. I so wish you had been able to see the wonderful Christian man your son has become. You would be so proud! He is a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. But there is a very special place in his heart that only you will ever occupy.
Posted by Lisa Hendricks on May 11, 2013
Mother I miss you more than you will ever know.  I love you
Posted by Rick Hendricks on May 11, 2013
Remembering my mother, Bonnie, on this Mother's Day 2013. It seems like yesterday that you left us, but know that you live on forever in our hearts. It is my prayer that one day, we will see each other again! I love you very much!
Posted by Rachael Watson on August 28, 2012
Happy Birthday, Bonnie. I'm so thankful those last few years we had with you, to be able to get to know you more and talk and confide in you. Thank you for always listening. We miss you.
Posted by Lisa Hendricks on August 28, 2012
Today is a day we usually celebrate you living but God had other plans for you. He decided to take you home with him because your earthly body could not handle this life anymore. I am so happy that you are in heaven whole and healed and beside our savior. When you really love someone you want what is best for them. I miss you Mother but you are in such a better place. I love you
Posted by Joyce Hendricks on August 28, 2012
Happy Birthday. If they celebrate birthdays in heaven I know you are having an awesome party! You are missed very much by your children and I still wish I had gotten the opportunity to know you but one day I will. In the meantime, I promise I will love your son, respect and honor him and do my best to be the most godly wife I can be to him. I am blessed to have him as my soulmate.
Posted by Rick Hendricks on June 24, 2012
I'll never forget those moments in your room 16 years ago after I found out you had left us. It was one of those moments in life that are defining, but it turned out to be the beginning of a new journey for me -- a life lived not for myself or anyone else, but for Christ. Although I still miss you terribly, I'm comforting by the knowledge that you are with the Lord. I love you, Rick.
Posted by Joyce Hendricks on June 24, 2012
You would be so proud of your son and how he has let the Lord take control of his life. I wish you were here to see what a compassionate, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and son-in-law he has become. He will never stop missing you and you will always have
a special place in his heart.
Posted by Lisa Hendricks on August 30, 2011
Sunday was your birthday, you would have been 70 years old. I can't imagine you getting old. I went and put flowers on your grave, seems trivial for a woman who gave me life. I miss you and I love you. You only get one Mother and I was blessed you were mine.
Posted by Rick Hendricks on August 28, 2011
Happy Birthday Momma! I am thinking of you today and although I still miss you very much, I know that you're in a much better place -- no tears, no pain! I love you!
Posted by Lisa Hendricks on June 25, 2011
It has been 15 years since you left this world and I have to say I miss you more and more every day. A daughter always needs her moma no matter how old she gets. I love you.
Posted by Joyce Hendricks on June 24, 2011
Time gets by too quickly. It's hard to believe it has been 15 years. The day of the phone call that you had passed away, will forever be etched in my mind and heart. Rick loved you so much and always will. I will always regret not getting to meet you
Posted by Rick Hendricks on June 24, 2011
Missing you today, Mom -- I love you very much! You will always be in my thoughts and in my heart!
Posted by shoshannah bernard on May 11, 2011
Mrs. Hendricks, I never knew you, but I know your daughter and she is a true friend and inspiration to me. I am sure you would be so proud of her and the mother she is. Your light shines on through her and I am very blessed to have her in my life.
Posted by Chris Cornelius on May 6, 2011
I am so sorry I never got to meet you, the Lady who raised a son that has impacted my life and my children's lives in so many ways. We are so blessed to have him in our family. Thank you for your son and his Godly influence on our lives.
Posted by Jessica Davis on May 5, 2011
I never got to meet my step-dad's mom, but I hope she can see how great a father figure he is, and how truly blessed I am to have him in my life.
Posted by Joyce Hendricks on May 5, 2011
It was my loss that I did not get the chance to know my husband's mother. I hope she can somehow see how blessed I feel to be his wife and how committed I am and will always be to her only son.
Posted by Rick Hendricks on May 5, 2011
"I can't begin to express the impact you had on my life. Happy Mother's Day, Mom, and I miss you every bit as much as I did 15 years ago. Thanks for the unconditional love that you always exhibited to those you loved."
Posted by Jean Jones on May 3, 2011
With loving memories of my sister, Bonnie.
Posted by Lisa Hendricks on May 3, 2011
To my Mother on Mother's Day. So many things she taught me in her life that I did not learn until after her death. If I had the chance this Sunday to spend time with you we would go to church, each lunch and spend the afternoon laughing. Lisa

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Posted by Lisa Hendricks on August 28, 2021
Mother, you would've been 80 today. That is just crazy. While you were on earth you seemed to never age. We miss you more than words can say. I know you are at peace in Heaven with Jesus. It has been a crazy year and I really needed my mom this year. Eric has been through a lot in the last few months. I know you are watching over all of us. Rick and I are getting through this life without you physically being here but you are never far from our thoughts and we can't wait to see you again. We miss you so. Until we meet again..... Happy Birthday Momma.
Posted by Lisa Hendricks on December 22, 2020
Christmas 2020 is here. It is hard to believe you left us over 20 years ago. I think about you all the time. I wish you could see all your grandchildren and great grandchildren.  You would love all their funny sarcastic personalities.  Rick is his handsome funny caring self. As you know he is a pastor, bet you never saw that coming. Of course God did so he was not surprised. Some things have definitely changed but one thing stays the same. Rick and I miss you everyday but especially time when family gathers. The is a hole here that no one but you can fill. Until eternity....Momma we love you!
Posted by Lisa Hendricks on June 24, 2020
Well Momma it's been 24 years. Man how the years go by so fast. I miss you more that you will ever know. Your life was cut way too short but I am glad you are at peace. Rick and I are doing well. We both have grandchildren, crazy right? I cannot wait to see you again. I miss that smile.
Till we meet again Momma..❤
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Salvation

Shared by Lisa Hendricks on May 7, 2011

The best thing that I remember about Mother was her sense of humor.  Her laugh was like medicine.  My brother and I both inherited that from her.  We never take things to seriously.  Mother and I always seem to clash, we had total different personalities which annoyed one with the other but about two years before Mother died I got saved.  She was sick about three years before she died and for the most part we seem to put our differences aside so I could help care for her but there was always this negativity between us. Mother went to live at an assisted living home eight months before her death and she was not happy about it but she made the best of it.  I wrote her a letter and gave it to her and l told her I was sorry for anything I had ever done wrong and I told her if God can save me he can save anyone.  She thought because she had not lived a spotless life she could not talk to God but I told her to ask God to save her first and he would help her with the rest.  My aunt would go see her from time to time and ask her to pray for salvation.  One day she did and her life was changed forever.  The funny thing about my mother is she had short term memory loss and I would ask God how can she ask you to come into her heart if she can not remember it the next day?   My aunt did not tell me until a couple of weeks later that she had prayed with Mother and she ask Jesus into her heart because I was telling her how Mother had been so kind and caring with me and how we had talks that we had never had before and there was just a glow and a smile that she had not had.  That is when you know it is God because he can break through any handicap you may have  to make sure you that does not keep you from the promise land.  Mother's problem was her mind but God only heard her heart.  I feel so lucky because I saw a miracle happen here on earth that we only read about in the bible. They happen every day you just have to open to see them.   I believe our Mother is very proud of my brother and myself and that we too have accepted Christ and one day Jesus Christ and our mother will say, "welcome my child, what took you so long?"

 

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Shared by Lisa Hendricks on May 5, 2011

I have fond memories of my mom, mostly from my childhood. She was not only my mother, but also my best friend. I remember sitting on the porch with her many a summer night, just talking about life. I know that she always put others before herself and even as I became an adult, she was always willing to listen and never judged me. It was mom who influenced me to become an Elvis fan and she used to share stories with me about what it was like to grow up during that time and how she went to see Jerry Lee Lewis in his heyday. Memories flood my mind about her now, and I know now that I wasted so many opportunities to spend time with her when her health went downhill. It touches my heart to know that she gave her life to Christ shortly before her death and I know that if she could look down from heaven, she would be pleased that I eventually did the same. She was influential even in death as it was that event, among many others, that God used to get my attention. I didn't realize just how much I would be impacted by her death, but I like to think that in spite of her ups and downs, I was impacted more by her life. I miss you, Mom.