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ARLINGTON â€” Virginia Elizabeth Barry Hendricks, age 94, of Arlington, Texas entered into eternal heavenly rest on Oct. 25, 2012.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 at Wade Family Funeral Home Chapel, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington with Dr. James Scirratt officiating. Entombment followed the service at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington. The family received friends on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, from 6-8 p.m. at Wade Family Funeral Home.
She was born on Dec. 19, 1917, to John Morris Barry and Lillian Nettie Perry Barry in Fort Worth, Texas. Virginia grew up in Fort Worth attending DeZavala and George Clarke elementary schools, Daggett Junior High and Central High when R. L. Paschal was the Principal. She met the love of her life while attending Central High and married George Arthur Hendricks on June 7, 1937 in Weatherford, Texas. Virginia and George raised three sons while living in various West Texas locales, including Fort Worth, Snyder, Eastland and Sweetwater. After George's retirement from Texas Electric Service Company in 1978, they moved from Sweetwater to Arlington to be closer to family.
Virginia was a career housewife. She will be remembered as a devoted wife, proud mother and dearest â€śMimiâ€ť to her family and those she so dearly loved. Through the years she was involved with school PTAs, a Cub Scout Den Mother and Room Mother when the opportunities arose. She faithfully taught the Beginner's Sunday school class and Vacation Bible School at the First Baptist Church for many years while raising her family in Sweetwater. She was a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the Beauceants and the Daughters of the Nile serving beside her husband in his various Masonic endeavors. In later years, she was a proud member of the Senior Choir at First Baptist Church in Arlington. Her resolve, strength and Irish â€śspirit â€świll be truly missed by her family and others that knew her well. May you soar among Angels on high!
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Arthur Hendricks (1985); a son, Paul Arthur Hendricks (1990); a grandson, Blythe Hendricks (1997); her parents (1949/1977); a sister (1988); and two brothers (1984/1998). Virginia was the last known surviving member from her generation in both the Perry and Barry families. She was immensely proud of her Irish heritage as well as her deep Texas roots.
She is survived by two sons, Barry Hendricks and wife Janice and Randy Hendricks and wife Jolanda, all of Arlington; grandchildren, Greg Hendricks and wife Brenda of Groom, Texas, Jay Hendricks and wife Melinda of Amarillo, Texas, Drew Hendricks and wife Meredith of Spring, Texas, Michelle Kincaid and husband Chris of Dallas, Texas, Michael Hendricks of Gurley, Alabama, Dawn Breland and husband Lonnie of Gulfport, Mississippi, Lisa King and husband Monty of Amarillo, Texas, Aimee Slover and husband Scott of Arlington, Texas, Eric Hendricks and wife Alicia of Arlington, Texas and Ashlee Hendricks of Arlington, Texas; as well as numerous great-children.