The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


May 9, 2014

Vonnie Kendrick

GREENVILLE — Vonnie J. Kendrick, 88, of Greenville passed away peacefully with her family at her bedside May 7, 2014, at the Medical Center of Plano. Graveside service will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Old Concord Cemetery under the direction of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home, with Rev. Marvin McDaniel officiating. 

Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Vonnie was born June 17, 1925, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, to Loami and Lela Ann Bond Cook.

She worked the press at White Star Laundry until she retired. She was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Vicksburg, Miss. Vonnie was a loving mother, grandmother, and many friends and was loved by all.

Vonnie is survived by her daughters, Jean Beaver of Atlanta, Ga, Deborah Lambert and husband Michael of Greenville, Sheila Brannum and husband Wayne of Quinlan, and Vicki Garmon; grandchildren Tim Pate, Candie Sandlin, Melissa Johnson, Rebecca Biggs, Natalie Lambert, Meghan Chesney, Philip Lambert, Micah Lambert, Colton Koopman, Caitlyn Weeden, Cody Weeden, and Emily Garmon, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Kermit Davis, the father to Jean, Deborah, and infant daughter Linda Ann Davis; three brothers, eight sisters; and husband Norman Kendrick, the father to Sheila and Vicki.

Pallbearers will be Tim Pate, Philip Lambert, Micah Lambert, Michael Lambert, Jerry Biggs, Joe Marra, Cody Weeden, Colton Koopman and honorary pallbearer, Billy Pate.

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