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Sybil Hendricks

September 30, 1919 — September 6, 2015

"The heart of her husband doeth safely trust in her..." Proverbs 31:11
"Her children will rise up and call her beloved..." Proverbs 31:28

Sybil Jewel Hendricks, formerly of Belton, Texas, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 6, 2015, just shy of her 96th birthday, while surrounded by her family and loved ones.
Sybil Jewel Stovall Hendricks was born on September 30, 1919, in Linden, Texas, to Wilbert (W.T.) and Agnes "Jewel" Stovall. Sybil was raised in Cass County in east Texas, with her three sisters and one brother. She graduated high school from O'Farrell High School. She married R.E. Hendricks on March 13, 1937 in Piney Grove, Texas. They began raising their first seven children in Douglasville, Texas, before moving to Belton in 1954, where they had their eighth child. They lived in Belton until R.E.'s passing, having been married for 54 years, she continued living in the home they shared for a few more years. Sybil attended worship at First Baptist in Belton, and was active in all the ladies groups and the choir. Sybil loved being a mother and homemaker, but her most loved pass-time was fishing, and she and her husband were long-time members of the Bell County Sportsmen Club. Her favorite place to be aside from home with her family, was on the dock with a line in the water. Aside from being an avid angler, one of the greatest attributes Sybil possessed was her hospitality to all who entered her home. No one ever left her home hungry, or feeling un-welcomed. She had a keen wit and sense of humor. Sybil was a loving and beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and friend.
After Sybil's husband's death in 1991, she became active in the Golden Age Club and Choir with First Baptist in Belton, Texas, and enjoyed traveling on many trips with the club. At the age of seventy, she found a new passion in painting, becoming a skilled artist painting beautiful landscapes for all her kids and grandkids. At the age of 80, Sybil moved to Gun Barrel City, Texas, so she could fish with her friends. She was a member at Legendary Baptist. She returned to Bell County in 2008 and resided at Cornerstone Nursing Home in Temple, Texas, until the time of her death.
Sybil was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, R.E. Hendricks, her eldest daughter JoAnn Adams of Belton, Texas, son-in-law Homer Adams of Belton, Texas, granddaughter Dee Dee Lyman of Frankfurt, Kentucky, great-grandson Dustin Adams, Sr., of Belton, Texas, sisters Maxine Fincher and Irene Hale, and only brother Gerald Stovall, all of Queen City, Texas.
She is survived by one sister, Dorothy Lawrence of Queen City, Texas; two sons, Jimmy Hendricks and wife Kay of Troy, Texas, and Doug Hendricks and wife Kathy of Robinson, Texas; five daughters, Judy and husband Bill Lucky of Mabank, Texas, Jackie and husband Neville Holder of Frankfurt, Kentucky, June and husband Robert Jensen of Carthage, Texas, Nita and husband Sammie Davis of Bruceville, Texas, and Nell and husband Charles Drake of Belton, Texas; her dear friend Pat Carpenter of Belton, Texas; and 25 grandkids, 57 great-grandkids, 41 great-great grandkids, and 3 great-great-great grandkids, and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of her life will be held at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home Chapel in Belton, Texas at 11:00 am on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, followed by graveside services at North Belton Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, from 6:00-8:00 pm at the funeral home.


HarperTalasek Funeral Home Chapel
503 N. Main St.
Belton, TX  76513
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
6:00-8:00 pm


HarperTalasek Funeral Home Chapel
503 N. Main St.
Belton, TX  76513
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
11:00 am


North Belton Cemetery
1500 North Main Street
Belton, TX  76513
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