Helen Kendrick

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BIG SPRING - Helen Kendrick, 76 of Big Spring, died Sept. 4, 2019. The family received friends at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral service was Sept. 7, at Myers & Smith Chapel with John McCullough, pastor of Berea Baptist Church and Courtney Ballard, pastor of Cowboy Circuit Riders Church, officiating. Burial followed at Trinity Memorial Park.

She was born Feb. 24, 1943, in Roscoe, to Annie Mae Tiller Brown and Joseph "Bug" Arvel Brown. She grew up in Colorado City and Westbrook.

On July 21, 1961, she married Marvin Lee Kendrick in Colorado City. He preceded her in death on July 5, 2004. She and Marvin moved to Big Spring in 1973. She had worked at Village Bakery in Sweetwater and later worked at Sears for many years. She had also owned the Beauty Center for eight years.

She was a member of Central Baptist Church which merged with Berea Baptist Church. She was very active within the church. She was the Acteen Director for over 20 years. She enjoyed taking the girls to camps and the National Acteen Conferences. She served as a Sunday school teacher but also held many jobs within the church. She loved singing in the choir and painting. Her favorite hobby was following her grandchildren's functions, including band competitions.

She is survived by her children, Kelli Ballard (Courtney), Kim Ballard, Termite Kendrick (Traci), all of Big Spring; nine grandchildren, Christin Burris (Cody) of Stanton, Timothy Ballard (Stephanie) of Virginia, Jessica Ballard of Big Spring, Tessa Mendoza (Caleb) of Seymour, C.J.Ballard (Chariti), Tanner Ballard, Treagan Kendrick, all of Big Spring, Travis Ballard of South Korea, and Toryn Kendrick of Big Spring; and five great-grandchildren, Aedyn Ballard of Virginia, Anslee Burris, Aislyn Burris and Ashlyn Burris, all of Stanton, Josephine Ballard of Big Spring; and her furry companion of 16 years, "Kitty Cat".

She was preceded in death by her parents, Annie Mae Tiller Brown, and Joseph Arvel Brown; her husband, Marvin Lee Kendrick; one brother, Stanley Gilbert Brown, Sr.; a son-inlaw, Tim Ballard; and one great-grandson, Jackson Burris.

Pallbearers were Cody Burris, Caleb Mendoza, C. J. Ballard, Tanner Ballard, Treagan Kendrick and Toryn Kendrick. Honorary pallbearers were Tim Ballard, Travis Ballard and Aedyn Ballard.

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