September 12, 1926 - October 16, 2020
Mary “Ruth” Manning Hendricks, 94, passed away Friday, October 16, 2020. She was born September 12, 1926 in Nash County to the late Percy and Mary Louise Manning. Ruth was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and faithfully served as pianist for over 70 years. Her hope in Christ was a great comfort to her in her last years. Ruth’s husband, Edward, was the love of her life and they enjoyed 68 years of marriage sharing church, friends, and time with family. In the last few years of her life, Ruth took joy in watching her birds and flowers. She also enjoyed special treats at Dunkin Donut, coffee and homemade goodies. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband James Edward Hendricks, brother Elza Manning and his wife Hazel and great-grandchild Michael Scott Austin. She leaves to cherish her memory her son Merle Edward Hendricks (Libby) of Rocky Mount; her daughter Sheila Hendricks Stone (Mike) of Middlesex; brother Shelton Manning (Evelyn); grandchildren Heather Sherron ( Brandon) of Wendell, Kristin Riley (Charles) of Sims, Allison Austin (Jake) of Sims, Elizabeth Williams (Ryan) of Mebane, Meghan Helton (Matt) of Fayetteville, and Justin Hendricks of Raleigh; great-grandchildren Zachary and Madison Sherron, Landon and Easton Riley, Malachi, Noah and Nathan Austin, Luke, Libby Kate, Eloise, Clara and Cole Williams, Jacob, Samuel, Jude and Abel Helton. Graveside service will be held Sunday, October 18, 2020, 3:00pm at Forest Hill Cemetery with Rev. Billy Webb officiating. The family gives thanks to Autumn Care of Nash for their service. A special thanks to Kristin of Autumn Care, Ruth’s granddaughter, for lovingly caring for her grandmother with affection, devotion, and tenderness.
Mary “Ruth” Manning Hendricks, 94, passed away Friday, October 16, 2020. She was born September 12, 1926 in Nash County to the late Percy and Mary Louise Manning. Ruth was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and faithfully served... View Obituary & Service Information
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