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Hendricks, Merline (Ming)

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February 6, 1926 - December 23, 2017

Hendricks, Merline (Ming)

Merline (Ming) Hendricks, after almost 92 years enjoying her life,  joined her husband, Charles, her sister Dee and her brothers Eldridge, Bud and Tommy on Saturday, December 23, 2017 to watch over us all.

Merline Domingue (Ming) was born in Port Arthur, TX on Feb 6, 1926 and was shaped by very strong family ties in Texas and Louisiana.  She met her husband, Charles Hendricks, right after he returned from WWII service, when they both worked at Western Union. She is survived by her son, Chuck, of Houston, TX and her two daughters, Barbara, of Gettysburg, PA and Peggy, of Blue Ridge, TX and by her 7 grandchildren, Katie, Brian, Samantha, Bryce, Hayley, Diane and Nathan, and 7 great grandchildren, Dakota, Sophia, Luke, Liliana, Jackson, Marley and Jameson. She inspired her children, her grandchildren and her great grandchildren with her love of singing, dancing, playing card games and doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles. She was a fast-moving, fun-loving, gregarious, adventurous woman and loved camping and traveling. Mostly she loved doing just about anything with her friends and family. Her joie de vivre was authentic to her Cajun roots. She loved her square dance fellowship and fun times with the Tanglefoot club, the Camping Squares and the Yellow Rockers and always loved to get her chance to dance with her caller-husband, Charles. She was an excellent seamstress, a great pie-maker, and a devoted Altar Guild and ECW member serving St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (now St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church).

We loved her dearly and will always be inspired by our memories of the songs she taught us, the laughter she shared with us and the dances she did with us.   May her love continue to spread through all of those who loved her.

A memorial service will be held at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 1302 W. Kiest Blvd Dallas, Texas 75224 at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 3, 2018.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested in her name to St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church or to Grace Presbyterian Village at 550 East Ann Arbor Avenue, Dallas, TX 75216.

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Sylvia and Fred Arehart

January 14, 2018 9:08AM

Our prayers are with you and your family. Although we never met met your mom, we do have the good fortune of knowing Chuck. Her loving and spirited legacy lives on through the lives of her children. What a wonderful tribute and gift to the world. She made a positive difference!


January 10, 2018 9:38AM

I will always hold dear my memories of Ming. Her joie de vivre and her wonderful forthright way of telling you what she thought! Her little brother Tommy gave her the name Ming because he couldn't say Merline. When he told a story about her, she would correct the details! Ming, thank you for all the good times!