Benjamin Ray Hendrix

July 8, 1949May 8, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Riverside Memorial Park, Jacksonville, FL.


Benjamin Ray Hendrix

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August 20, 2011

Remembering my Big Brother Bennie,
I have to smile at the way he always had a joke to tell. Which was one of our Hendrix family reunion traditions.
I remember him taking me on his bicycle to the doctor to get my immunizations and me crying and sobbing all the way as he continuously comforted me and saying over and over it was going to be alright.
I remember when he would be dressed in his patrol boy uniform and how handsome he always looked and how he behaved so proudly. Then when he was a Green Cross Officer and would attend all the local sporting events, again he was crisp and polished and all business.
I love my big brother and knew that he would protect and discipline me when the situation called for it and I respected him for that, not to mention the fact that he had to grow up with three younger sisters to aggravate him and who always kept the bathrooms occupied.
We were fortunate to have a big brother like Bennie and I truly miss him very, very much.
~ the middle sister, Barbara Fawthrop

August 20, 2011

Thank you Janice.
You've made me cry again.
Love You, Barbara

Janice Lewis

August 5, 2011

I would rather remember my brother when he was younger, when we were younger. When we did everything together. He would ride me on his bike handle bars and we walked to school and Church together and talked about our hopes and feares.He was sweet and sensitive and eager but scared about growing up and taking on the world. I wanted us to be best friends for ever, but Benny needed to branch into his own worlds of sports and cars and trucks and travel He loved what He loved and put his whole self into that. He is very much missed.

June 16, 2011

Uncle Ivines,
Thank you for your heart felt sympathies from both you and Bennie.

May 31, 2011

It is with deep regret that I am writing this. I am sending my sympathy to your family. May they stay with GOD and HE will guide them thru this.

Ivines and Bennie

B. Hendrix

May 29, 2011

May 29, 2011

Benjamin Ray Hendrix
Born in Jacksonville, FL July 1949, and after enduring a long illness he passed away In Jacksonville, FL May 8, 2011. Bennie would have been 62 years old on his next birthday.
Bennie was laid to rest On Thursday, May 12th, at the Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery on Normandy Boulevard, with his immediate family in attendance. His arrangements were handled by Hardage-Giddens Town and Country Funeral Home.
Bennie was a truck driver, hauling a myriad of logistical loads to their many destinations. Although he was born and also died in Jacksonville, he had traveled through his work from coast to coast and into Canada. He often mentioned some of the beautiful places he had seen and some of the nicest people he had met along his journeys.
In his youth, Bennie was a member of the Duval County School Safety Patrol and won awards and a trip to Washington DC with the other award winners from around Florida. Bennie loved to play ball and was active in school sports, also enjoying bicycling, and was actively riding his faithful mountain bike until his health declined in last few years. He was also an active member of the Green Cross Health and Safety Team that would work events in the local Jacksonville venues. Bennie enjoyed the local wrestling events and was an avid NASCAR/Stock Car Racing Fan and was a longtime member of the Jacksonville Raceways Hall of Fame Club, and a one time member of the Teamsters Local Jax.
Bennie will be remembered for his tender heart, sensitive nature and his forever present wit.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Bennie's name to the Juvenile Diabetes Association of Jacksonville, FL. And can be mailed to:
Name: North Florida Chapter Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund
Address: 9700 Phillips Highway Suite #106
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Telephone: (904)739-2101
Fax: (904)739-2693


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