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Sadie Hendricks

March 7, 1929 - May 10, 2022

Sadie Tinsley Hendricks, 93, of Lynchburg, Virginia, transitioned peacefully into eternal rest on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at her residence with her beloved son, Dennis.  She was born on March 7, 1929, to the late Samuel and Martha Ann “Allie” Mitchell Tinsley in Amherst, Virginia.  She was predeceased by her loving husband, Edward M. Hendricks, Sr.; four brothers:  William, Bland, Henry and Walter Tinsley; one sister, Mary T. Massie; and one grandson, Shondel Hendricks.

She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Amherst Virginia.  After graduating from the Amherst County Public School system, she moved to Media, Pennsylvania to live with her brother before returning home to wed her husband and raise a wonderfully spirited family.  She was a firm but loving person who appreciated everyone’s individuality.  She fostered singular relationships with her loved ones while continually promoting cohesion within her family.  She worked for Craddock Terry Shoe Company for years, before retiring and working part-time to help others keep their homes as clean as she kept hers.  She was affectionately known as “Foxy Lady” and was the community’s self-taught and talented hairdresser.  She instilled a love of music and shoes in her children and grandchildren and encouraged everyone to attain higher learning to reach their highest potential.

Sadie leaves to cherish her memory, her six children:  Lewis Hendricks, Janifer H. Sales (Roosevelt), Amy H. Strange (William – deceased), Dennis Hendricks, Jessica H. Langhorne (T.R.), and Edward Hendricks, Jr. (Amanda); eleven grandchildren:  Eric, Janifer, Maurice, Patricia, Algunszo, Regina, O’Bryan, Gardenia, Theodore, III, Charlotte and Tinsley; twenty-six great-grandchildren; one sister, Byrdie T. Jackson; one brother; Arthur Tinsley; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg with a visitation one hour prior to the service.

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My sweet and sassy Sadie lady. Even though I met you late in life you were such a sweet soul. I wish I could be there today but I'm looking out the window knowing it stopped raining just in time for you to shi e on through. To the family (my unofficial siblings) she was well loved and was so blessed to have her broad. Miss Sadie you will be missed!

Posted by Pakka Rucker on May 14, 2022

My condolences to the family. I grew up with Sadie, she was a firm lady as I remember but as I got older I saw the humor in her. I always enjoyed her singing on the choir at Piney Grove. The Lord saw that she was tired and he placed her in the Garden of Peace. Sadie’s memories will always stay in our hearts. She will be missed by all that knew her. May she forever rest in the arms of the Lord. Janifer, you did your best.

Posted by Nancy Lewis on May 13, 2022

My sincere condolences to the family. Mama Sadie and my path crossed around 1980 and she has been a special part of my life every since. I was treated as one of her children. She taught me the importance of accountability, discipline, and the understanding that you represent much more than yourself. As she so often said to me "you are a representation of your family, friends, teachers, school, county, state, and Country but you are an image of God". These conversations made me the person I am today and I am forever graceful that I was a season of her 93 years. Mama Sadie, you answered Gods call, you served well and you made a profound impact in our lives. Your legacy will live on forever in those you have impacted. Rest easy until we meet again. Love Command Sergeant Major William K. Allen, (aka Rabbit).

Posted by William Allen on May 13, 2022

A lovely 🌹 person and a lovely smile we love you always rest in peace

Posted by Sandra Lewis on May 12, 2022

My Sweet Sadie...😭😭😭.. really enjoyed her the few times I sit with her. I still have that beautiful angel she gave me.. Will cherish it always. RIP my sweet lady..

Posted by Diane Sandidge on May 12, 2022

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