Young’s Funeral Directors

508 Champagnolle, El Dorado, AR


Elizabeth C. Hendricks

December 7, 1951September 13, 2020
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Elizabeth Claire Hendricks, of El Dorado, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 13, 2020, at age 68, following a long illness. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, and friend to all whose lives she touched.

Elizabeth was born on December 7, 1951, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Marvin and Margaret Colvin. She graduated from El Dorado High School in 1969, and then attended Northeast Louisiana University, where she majored in French and furthered her love of the French language and culture during a study abroad program in Paris, France during the summer of 1972. She received her bachelor's degree in French from NLU in 1973. Shortly thereafter, she returned to her alma mater, El Dorado High School, and later also joined the faculty of Washington Middle School, where she taught French to hundreds of students before her retirement in 2005. On May 3, 1975, she married Harold Dennis Hendricks, and together, they raised two daughters, Ashley and April.

Elizabeth had a passion for gardening and would often spend many hours nurturing the plants that adorned her home. Like her parents, she was a lifelong member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and was devoted to her faith. When she was not teaching or working in her garden, she could often be found studying her well-worn Bible or reading a mystery novel.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis; her parents, Marvin and Margaret Colvin; and her brother, Cliff Colvin. She is survived by her two daughters, Ashley Windham (Pearson), of Oxford, Mississippi; and April Hendricks (Keith Bartlett), of Henderson, Colorado; three grandchildren, Pearson, John Colvin, and Anna Carlisle Windham, all of Oxford, Mississippi; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews whom she loved dearly.

Visitation will be held for Elizabeth’s family at Young’s Funeral Directors, at 508 Champagnolle Road, El Dorado, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 18, 2020, and friends are also invited to join the family from 5:00-7:00 that evening.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 19, 2020, in the chapel of Young's Funeral Directors, with Bro. David Ruehr of St. Paul United Methodist Church presiding. Interment will follow at Urbana Cemetery, in Urbana, Arkansas.

The funeral service will be virtually streamed through Facebook on the St. Paul United Methodist Church page for Elizabeth’s family and friends who are unable to attend due to COVID-19. For those attending in person, masks will be required, and physical distancing will be observed.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Paul United Methodist Church.

Condolences may be expressed at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.


  • Visitation

    Friday, September 18, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, September 19, 2020

  • Burial

    Saturday, September 19, 2020


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Mary Beth Carter Green

September 20, 2020

Heavens gain of a lovely person. Knew Elizabeth at Barton and EHS. Fun, happy and liked by all. Appreciate the pictures posted by her loved ones showing her accomplishments and beautiful family. Daughters, grands and family are in my prayers. Very sorry for your loss.

Teressa Langley

September 20, 2020

Will miss my Lizzie Boo. Will never hear proud mary that I don't think about her.

Marylu Smith

September 20, 2020

Elizabeth was a childhood friend. I have many happy memories of time spent at the Colvin house, with one of the nicest families I’ve ever known. Mrs. Colvin was always cooking something wonderful in the kitchen, and Mr. Colvin, well, a lovely kind man who was always doing something for someone else. In later years he would deliver meals to my mother in her home from St. Paul’s. He always had a smile even though he was carrying burdens of his own.
I remember nights spent at their house and hours upon hours of playing with friends in the neighborhood. Elizabeth was a beautiful friend. My heartfelt condolences to her girls and families.

Elizabeth Marshall

September 20, 2020

Elizabeth was always so much fun to be around. I remember camping with her and her family at Albert Pike and other places. I am sending prayers and love for her family and friends. She was a special person and will always be remembered fondly by all who knew her.

Deb Crawford

September 19, 2020

I have such fond memories of great visits with Elizabeth as teachers at El Dorado High. April & Ashley, you were often brought up in our conversations, as it was obvious your mom loved you & always wanted the best for you. She was so very proud of each of you. I will never forget the delight in her face the last time I visited her at Hudson before I retired. I will cherish my sweet memories of your mom.

Vicky Smith Rohm

September 19, 2020

My deepest sympathies to the family. Elizabeth was a great friend in high school and college. I have many great memories of the fun we had, especially the summer of 1969 and at Northeast. She was a beautiful lady, inside and out. May she RIP ❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Sandra Hicks

September 18, 2020

We will miss Ms. Elizabeth so much. Bob and I truly loved her. She was so sweet. Thankful and blessed for the opportunity to have known her.
Bob and Sandra Hicks

Mary ethel Morgan

September 18, 2020

Elizabeth and I were together all thru school - we enjoyed lots of laughs and fun together - what a wonderful lady and friend. She will be greatly missed!

Pete Parks

September 17, 2020

My deepest sympathies on the loss of Liz, Mrs. Hendricks to those of us who were fortunate enough to take her French class. I took three years of French from Mrs. Hendricks and developed a great appreciation and admiration for her teaching. I was the only sophomore in her class with mostly seniors. She nicknamed me "Petit Pete" because I was younger than all of the other students. I still remember a lot of the French I learned because of her teaching. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.

Lynn Garrett Flournoy

September 16, 2020

My deepest sympathies for the loss of such a special person. Liz was always a cheerful light to any group. She will be greatly missed.


Elizabeth's EHS Senior Picture


April's High School Graduation


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