ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Donald Hendrickson, 62, born on February 19, 1954 and passed away on March 20, 2016. We will remember him forever.

Joe may be kindly remembered at icscremationandfunerals.org and facebook.com/icscremationandfunerals

He also has an audio visual memorial at icscremationandfunerals.org/memorials and his music available at broadjam.com/NashvilleJoe

There are two nice stories available about Joe written by Roy Elkins, the founder and CEO of Broadjam.

From November, 2015, visit http://royelkins.org/nashville-joe/

From July, 2014, visit http://royelkins.org/nashville-joe-roy-elkins/ 

 

Posted by Penny Wilber on March 20, 2020
Missing you everyday..Missing your music, your great laugh and your deep caring towards your fellow man Joe...Love always,Penny
Posted by Jay Carney on February 19, 2020
Nashville Joe was a hero to all things good in humanity. He was totally devoid of hatred, cynicism or egotism. He was a true believer & fan of music of all kinds. I cannot think of anyone, for example, on the broadjam.com website that was more universally loved and revered than Joe.  He stood as a living, breathing example of how to be an excellent human being. I only hope that someday, when i grow up and experience the trials and tribulations of the human condition, that I can come out on the other side as good, decent, positive minded and wonderful a human being as was Joe. Love you, my friend.
Posted by Penny Wilber on February 19, 2020
Joe was an inspiration and had a kind heart. I have many fond memories of him and can still hear his music and rowdy, uplifting laughter. Love to you and your family always Joe. xox
Posted by Kathleen Harriott on May 19, 2016
Nashville Joe always had a story and a smile when he visited the library. When he found out he was sick he told me and asked me to pray for him. I am still praying Joe and I know you are playing that guitar while the angels sing.
RIP
Posted by Pauline Klein on May 19, 2016
Joe used to sing to me when he came into the Mid-county branch, he especially sang to me of Kentucky, my home state. He will be missed.
Posted by Dotty Hunt on April 1, 2016
Your gonna be missed my friend around the Halls an stopping by my house once a month or so just becuase you could come in a say hi you will always have place in my heart loved your music I remeber how happy you were when I posted your website on broadband on my fb page an your stats went up fast you came to my house all excited only Known you 4 short years but we clicked the minuted we met at the club love you always some day will see you again my friend Dotty
Posted by ICS Cremation And Funeral... on March 30, 2016
Joe, knowing what I needed at the moment that we were talking on the phone in the middle of the night, prayed for me. I know that I will see him again, and that he is always with us! - Ric
Posted by Penny Wilber on March 29, 2016
Such a special man you are Joe...We miss you and love you and send positive energy and prayers right now and always...We keep you in our hearts always! xoxoxox
Posted by Jp Petraits on March 29, 2016
Godspeed, Joey...
Posted by Pam Herrel on March 25, 2016
Reat in Pease, my friend !!!!!
Posted by Carrolle B on March 25, 2016
Joe had a rough life, but when he met Christ, it changed for the better, the last time I saw him was at my Aunts house, it was a birthday party for our Grandmother, we had such a nice visit, just the two of us in the kitchen, I've thought of that often. I'm glad to know that he is with Jesus and singing songs for the family that has gone on before him. I loved you Joe, Carrolle
Posted by Brenda Lightner on March 25, 2016
Godspeed cousin! Lynn, Brenda, and Shannon Love
Posted by Angelia Moore on March 25, 2016
Thank you Joe for being the man God created you to be. Thank you for sharing your testimony with me , your poetry and music. Isn't it awesome to know the blessings of God! Even thought you suffered with cancer, your testimony never failed! Blessed be the name of the LORD ! See you on the other side. Love you Joe !
Posted by ICS Cremation And Funeral... on March 24, 2016
R.I.P. Joe
Posted by Mary Hendrickson on March 24, 2016
To my Big Brother. You now are at Peace. Love Always your sister Mary.  :)

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Posted by Penny Wilber on March 20, 2020
Missing you everyday..Missing your music, your great laugh and your deep caring towards your fellow man Joe...Love always,Penny
Posted by Jay Carney on February 19, 2020
Nashville Joe was a hero to all things good in humanity. He was totally devoid of hatred, cynicism or egotism. He was a true believer & fan of music of all kinds. I cannot think of anyone, for example, on the broadjam.com website that was more universally loved and revered than Joe.  He stood as a living, breathing example of how to be an excellent human being. I only hope that someday, when i grow up and experience the trials and tribulations of the human condition, that I can come out on the other side as good, decent, positive minded and wonderful a human being as was Joe. Love you, my friend.
Posted by Penny Wilber on February 19, 2020
Joe was an inspiration and had a kind heart. I have many fond memories of him and can still hear his music and rowdy, uplifting laughter. Love to you and your family always Joe. xox
Recent stories
Shared by Janet Bell on April 3, 2016

Joe used to live in our neighborhood, shortly after he was saved, I realize now. He was on fire for the Lord, and he never lost that zeal.  He would come over for holidays and such, and one of my kids especially would go over to his place to talk about things. 

What struck me when I would see him, then and after he moved, was how many people he knew. If wealth is counted in friends, Joe was one of the richest people I ever knew!!

With Angels Wings

Shared by Margaret Petraits on March 28, 2016

When Joey was a first grader he was neighbor and playmate of our son, Jay.

Following their school day routine, the boys rushed into their houses to change into play clothes and to meet outside to play.  As I opened our front door for Jay, he and I saw, with dismay and alarm, that Joey was climbing out of his second story window overlooking the steeply pitched roof of his back porch.  He was attempting to walk the roof edge to reach the big backyard tree that was bare of leaves on this winter's day.  He slipped and began rolling toward the tree and somehow a branch slipped up the back of his jacket . We saw him flailing his arms and legs in space and we started running to his house.  We lost sight of him as we rounded the corner of his yard.  We reached the back yard and there he stood on the ground with his jacket still zipped. And the tree was intact without a broken branch.  As I took in this scene, in disbelief,  I had a barrage of mother's questions for him including why did you try that?  He just shrugged and said he knew his guardian angel would be there to protect him.

Further discussion revealed that in school that day Sister had explained to her students that they all had guardian angels that would never let them fall.

I gently told the boys that I had to believe that he had just given his guardian angel a bit of nerves and that he really should not stress his angel so. 

Last year, we reconnected with Joey and had several phone conversations with him.  He didn't remember this incident but said if I did, then it must be so.

This past year, I was so blessed to share conversations with him as we caught up with our lives since our last meeting. In our last conversation, a month before he took his Saviors's hand, He shared a blessing for me and my family for which I am so grateful. 

I now believe that Joey has reached his dedicated dream and walks with angels and with his savior, Jesus. Till we meet again, dear one,keep singing and praising.