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Born: February 6, 1924

Place of Birth: Franklin, GA

Death: March 22, 2010

Place of Death: Lake City, GA

Hobbies: cooking, sewing, shopping, Christian Living

Organizations: Ministries Wives

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Sellers-Smith Funeral Home, Inc.
Newnan, GA

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Margaret Hendricks

    February 6, 1924  -  March 22, 2010

Life Legacy

In profound sorrow we announce the passing of Mrs. Margaret Hendricks, of Newnan, The wife of the late Reverend Jimmie Hendricks, on Monday March 22, 2010 at the Lake City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Homegoing Services will be held on Saturday March 27, at 11a.m. from the Emmanuel Life and Worship Center 102 East Freeman Street Newnan, GA 30263 with remains to lie instate beginnig at 9:30a.m. The viewing will be held Friday from 9:00a.m. to 9:00p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6p.m. until 8p.m.

Family Tribute


God saw the road was getting rough, the hills were hard to climb;
He gently closed our loved one’s eyes and whispered, “Peace be Thine.” The weary hours, the days of pain, the sleepless nights are past.
The ever-patient, worn-out frame has found sweet rest at last.
Sleep on dear Mother
And take your rest.
We love you so very much, but God loves you best.

Marvin, Jeanette and Kenneth

Margaret Petty Hendricks was born on February 6, 1924 in Heard County Georgia to the union of Jim Petty and Ophelia Crane. She married the late Rev. Jimmie L. Hendricks on March 30, 1946 and to this union three children were born. She left for the heavenly world on March 22, 2010.

Margaret was the youngest of 8 siblings and joined the Heard Bethel Baptist Church at the age of 11. She stayed a member there until she was married. Later she joined the Heard Wesley United Methodist Church where her husband was a member. From there they both joined the Elim Baptist Church and the Oak Grove Baptist Church and she became the first lady of both churches for over 40 years. After her husband’s death, she continued her service in the church at Shiloh Baptist Church in McDonough, GA and was bestowed the titled of honorary First Lady.

In Margaret’s earlier years, after graduating from high school, she taught school for a few months and was accepted into Savannah State College. Although she decided not to attend, Margaret maintained her respect for higher education and instilled the importance of a strong education into all three of her children. Her other passions in life included shopping, sewing and cooking (especially baking “the pound” cake). She basically loved anything that kept her active. She enjoyed meeting people with a big bright smile and warm heart. It has been said that Margaret’s smile could light up a room. Anyone who has known her cannot argue with that. She lived her life as a model for clean, Christian living. God surely has one more angel at his side.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Rev. J.L. Hendricks; siblings, Jack Petty, Ben Petty, Artice Petty, Alvin Petty, Mary Eleanor Petty Geter, and Arlander Petty. She leaves to cherish her loving memory: three children, Dr. Marvin B. Hendricks (Helen), Mrs. Jeanette Mosley (Elijah) and Mr. Kenneth W. Hendricks; brother, Mr. Edgar Petty (Lenora); sister-in-laws, Mrs. Hattie Hines, Mrs. Thelma Petty and Mrs. Elizabeth Hendricks; grandchildren, Dr. Bridget C. Hendricks (Leonard), Mr. Torrance Mosley and Ms. Elisha Mosley; great grandchildren, Taymar Mosley, Kennedie Mosley and Tyler Hendricks-Sutton; like a daughter, Myra Partridge;God- grand-daughters, Tamika Sims and Khani Arnold; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.