FOUNTAIN — Blonnie Belle Wheeler Hendricks, 90, passed away Tuesday. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park. The Rev. Wayne Ellis, the Rev. Chris Woodard and the Rev. Johnny Hendricks will officiate.
The family will receive friends 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Pkwy., and other times at 7474 Glover Road, Fountain.
Blonnie is survived by her nine daughters, Sue H. Summerlin and husband, John, of Fountain, Maggie H. McLaughlin of Columbia, S.C., Minnie H. Moncrief of Macclesfield, Callie H. Saunders and husband, Gene, of Gainesville, Ga., Janice H. Davis of Stantonsburg, Edith H. Edmondson of Fountain, Betsy H. Dail and husband, Morris, and Katie H. Moore and husband, Bob, all of Wilson, and Margaret “Joesy” Harrell and husband, Bill, of Fountain; her five sons, Frankie Hendricks of Wilson, Billy Hendricks and wife, Ethel, of Stantonsburg, Reese Hendricks and wife, Kay, of New Bern, Johnny Hendricks and wife, Mary, of Elm City and James Hendricks and wife, Cindy, of Fountain; her sister, Betty Gould of Wilson; 30 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert C. Hendricks; and her son, AC Hendricks Jr.; three grandchildren, Janie Summerlin Webb, Douglas Saunders and Benji Edmondson; one great-grandchild; one great-great-grandchild; parents, Joe and Maggie Wheeler; three sons-in-law, Larry Moncrief, Irvin Davis and Bob McLaughlin; two sisters, Katie W. Cortazzio and Janice W. Joyner; and four brothers, Lonnie “Jack,” Joe, Jimmy and Wayne Wheeler.
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be directed to the Pleasant Hope Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, 5018 Rosebud Church Road, Elm City, NC 27822.
Condolences may be directed to www.joyners.net.