Facts and Events
1940 United States Federal Census
Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: , Muhlenberg, Kentucky; Roll: T627_1344; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 89-29.
Jesse Herman Hendricks Sr.
1898 - 1982
Pap (Jesse Sr.) was a kind good hearted caring and honest man who loved his family and fellow man... he work hard along with his wife Mattie Lee Croxton Hendricks (a great Christian lady) to raise 12 children to be grown, they lost two children as babies... their doors were always open to welcome who ever came by.... it was never us and no more... if you came to their home you were welcomed with open arms of warm love and plenty of food to go around to all, their table was always spread fo all who enter their home to eat as much as you wanted...
the holidays were always special..Christmas you had to have Green(fresh) Ham, Turkey and Dressing..I learn right off it just was not Christmas to Pap without green Ham and Chocolate drop candy...(He had a special name for the chocolate drops)...Easter all the children had to come home for a Country Ham Breakfast at 5-6 AM.... 4th of July it was several freezers of homemade Ice Cream.. and always all kinds of sweets...and I will never forget the fish fries they had..they both love to fish and when they would catch enough for all the family they would have a big Fish fry...you never went to their home that you did not feel a warm welcome...their love was real and from the hert (not just empty words) they were just who they were... they did not try to impress you, they did not need to, they were real...they gave their children riches that very few families ever know...not money, nor fine clothes....but love that you did not have to question... and if you had the privilege to know them, you was made richer for life.......Heaven's Gates swung open on December 13, 1980 for Mattie...and on March 16, `1982 for Jesse....Earth's lost is Heaven's gain.....In honor of Jesse and Mattie by their son-in-law Donald Lloyd Bradley
He was a member of The Greater Lighthouse Pentecostal Church (United Pentecostal Church) Madisonville, Kentucky he and Mattie came in the church about 1949....they attended most every service....Faithful till the end....He was a Farmer, and in later life he was a Security Watchman for Enro Shirt Co., Madisonville, Kentucky.
Madisonville Messenger Obits Wednesday March 17, 1982
Jesse Herman Hendricks 83, of Route 3, Madisonville, died 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in Jenny Stewart
Hospital in Hopkinsville.
He was Born in Muhlenberg County, July 17, 1898, the son of the late N. T. Hendricks and Molly
He was a retired employee of Enro Shirt Factory and also a retired Farmer. He was proceeded in death by his Wife, Mattie Hendricks in Dec of 1980. He was a member of the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church. Survivors include seven sons, Jesse Hendricks Jr. of Evansville, Ind., Carlos Monroe Hendricks, Emmitt Roger Hendricks, Marvin Wayne Hendricks, and Rev. Ronnie Merle Hendricks of Madisonville,
Robert Darrell Hendricks, Route 1, Dawson Springs and Dudley Ray Hendricks of Breman; Five daughters Mrs Martha Henderson Adams Street Madisonville, Mrs Freda Agnes Alexander, Mortons Gap, Mrs Emma Bowles, Route 3, Madisonville, Mrs Willodean Watson, Providence, and Mrs Nelva Jean Bradley, Madisonville; one sister Miss Nannie Hendricks, Evansville, Ind. two brothers Shellie Hendricks, New Albany, Ind., Kent Hendricks Madisonville; 19 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church with Rev. Jimmy Russell
officiating, assisted by Rev. Bob Alvey. Burial will be in Briar Creek Cemetery.
Friends may call at Harris Funeral Home From 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday from 9 to 12 noon
at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.
U.S. Social Security Death Index
U.S., Social Security Death Index
Individual: Hendricks, Jesse Birth date: Jul 17, 1898 Death date: Mar 1982 Social Security #: 704-10-5055 Last residence: KY 42431 State of issue: RR
HIS FUNERAL WAS AT THE LIGHTHOUSE UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH WERE HE WAS A MEMBER PASTOR JAMES O RUSSELL OFFICIATED AT HIS FUNERAL AND SPOKE BLESSED IS THE MAN THAT HAS HIS QUIVER FULL OF CHILDREN, HE WAS BURIED AT BRIAR CREEK JESS WAS A GREAT MAN HE NEVER HAD A LOT OF MONEY BUT HE WAS ONE WHO CARED FOR OTHERS HE WOULD HAVE GIVEN THE SHIRT OFF HIS BACK TO YOU IF HE FELT YOU NEEDED IT. HIS AND MATTIE HOME WAS FULL OF LOVE THEY LEFT THEIR CHILDREN RICHES THAT VERY FEW PEOPLE OF THIS DAY AND AGE WILL EVER KNOW THE RICHES OF LOVE, HONESTY, AND TO CARE FOR OTHERS.