BLAIR — Beaudell Stevenson Hendrix, affectionately nicknamed “Cuda”, transitioned to her Heavenly Home at Palmetto Health Heart Hospital on Sunday, March 3, 2013, after celebrating her 98th birthday on March 1. As always, she was surrounded by her loved ones. Her kind, gentle, yet tenacious, loving spirit touched everyone, embracing them to claim her as “Mother” or “Grandmother”.
Beaudell, the daughter of the late Anthony and Idella Stevenson and the late Mary Stevenson Suber Smith, was born in Pomaria on March 1, 1915. She was preceded in death by her wonderful parents, her loving husband, Lee Hendrix, a devoted son, Lamorris, a sweet grandson, Clifton Ray, four brothers: Herbert, Heyward, James, Ed Brice and three sisters: Etta Ruth, Bobbie Lee, Naomi, and so many very close relatives and friends.
Beaudell was educated in the public schools of Newberry County, and at a very early age, was baptized at Fellowship Baptist Church in Pomaria. She continued to love and worship at her home church but felt the need to join her beloved husband and adoring children at Gethsemane Baptist Church in Blair. Our Heavenly Father filled her with so much love for both homes of worship, and others, as well.
During Beaudell’s lifetime, her primary focus has been total devotion to her family. She and her husband taught their children the beauty of kindness, friendliness, generosity and many other measures of character. Her special skills for cooking and sewing delighted everyone from near and far. Their home was always open to the neighborhood children and adults, as well. She and her husband worked hard to educate their children to become productive, caring and kind citizens. While doing this, the Ladie’s Aide Society was always one of Beaudell’s supportive endeavors. She was also honored by Grace Christian Church as an “Ambassador for Christ”.
Beaudell will forever be lovingly remembered by her six surviving children: Ms. Mary Lee Hendrix, Mr. Clifton Robin Hendrix (Carrie), Mrs. Carolyn Hendrix Austin (Emanuel), Mr. Victor Murray Hendrix, Mrs. Connie Ruth Hendrix Morgan (Morris) and Mrs. Teresa Beaudell Hendrix Wilson (Steve); four sisters: Mrs. Vivian Cusaac (Harold), Mrs. Emily Thompson Haley, Mrs. Cora Thompson O’Neal (Fred), and Ms. Nancy Juanita Thompson; one daughter-in-love, Mrs. Marlise Hendrix; one sister-in-love, Mrs. Sallie Ruth Thompson; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild; and many other close relatives and friends.
Glover’s Memorial Chapel of Winnsboro handled the arrangements. The funeral was held Sunday, March 10 at Gethsemane Baptist Church in Blair.
Indeed, an amazing and inspiring journey for a virtuous woman. What a true blessing from God!