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Joan Hendricks

August 4, 1932 — August 29, 2023

Joan Hendricks

Joan McAllister Hendricks, known as “Joanne” to her family and friends, passed
away on Tuesday, August 29th , 2023, at the age of ninety-one. Joan was born on
August 4, 1932, to Sam Alva and Eunice Davis McAllister at their home in Perryville,
Texas. She grew up in Perryville until the family moved to Houston when she was ten.
They lived east of downtown, and she graduated from Sam Houston High School.
Joan married James Hendricks on December 23, 1948, and they had two
daughters, Cynthia and Cheryl. After the girls were school age, Joan went to work as a
secretary for HISD. She then joined the staff of Houston Community College, and
enjoyed a fulfilling career in the college president’s office until her retirement in 1994.
She achieved her Associates Degree, and developed many of her dearest lifelong
friendships while working for HCC. Joan enjoyed retirement for a little while, then went
back to work part-time at Heyden Stanley Group for over ten years. After her “second
retirement,” she spent her time socializing with dear friends and family, both in Houston
and at her home-place in East Texas. Keeping up with her extended family members
was a source of delight and deep love she treasured.
Joan has been a member at Candlelight Church of Christ since 1985. The love
and support of her church family at Candlelight was a source of great joy and strength
to Joan. She considered “Gov” Clements, their minister, one of her best friends. She
strove to serve others according to her faith, and was gratefully the recipient of
tremendous love and faithful service from the church family in her later years.
Joan is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Gill, grandchildren, Jameson Schreiber
and Sarah Medearis (and husband Scott), and other treasured cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jim of 62 years, and her
daughter Cynthia. Many treasured aunts, uncles, and cousins were also awaiting her
arrival once she left us.

The visitation for Joan was held Thursday, September 7, 2023 from 5:00 PM to
8:00 PM at Pat H. Foley & Company, 1200 West 34th Street, Houston, TX 77018.
The funeral service occurred  Friday, September 8, 2023 from 11:00 AM at
Candlelight Church of Christ, 4215 Watonga Blvd, Houston, TX 77092.

Interment will take place Friday, September 15, 2023 at 10:00AM at Perryville
Cemetery in Perryville, TX. The family will host a reception to follow at 12147 Ocelot

If you would like to make a donation in lieu of sending flowers, Joan’s favorite
charity was the Lifeline Chaplaincy. A donation in her name would honor her beautifully
and help many in need.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Joan Hendricks, please visit our flower store.

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Friday, September 15, 2023

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