Biography: Celebrating the Life of Claude A (Fred) Hendricks
Claude Alfred (Fred) Hendricks Jr, 89 years of age passed on Monday January 22, 2024 at the Harlem Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.Claude was born May 7, 1925 in the US Virgin Islands to the late Marie Hendricks and the late Claude A Hendricks Sr. Claude was educated in the New York School System, in Harlem New York. He was predeceased by Annie Miller along with his son Gilbert Miller and daughter Cheryl McShall.
He was employed in the Mayor’s Office of New York, working in the Mail Room from 1972 to 1988. Claude was a phenomenal hand ball and racquet ball player. He won many trophies and acknowledgements. He also loved attending different tournaments.
Claude is survived by his children, Alfred Williams (Lasheander) Reading PA, Tyrell Miller, Jerome Miller (Michelle), Deserie Wright, Robin Wright, Terry Miller, all of New York. He is also survived by Granddaughters Nicole McShall, Dominique Miller, Jasmin Mosley, Grace Wright, Precious Kingsley, Lakeya Miller, and Grandsons, Elijah Williams, Gilbert Miller, Blaine McShall
Jr., Jerome Miller Jr., Maurice Miller, Jared McShall, Brandon Miller, Nathan Harvey, Jayvon Hayes, and Great Grandchildren Mekhi McShall, Menelek McShall, Nicholas McShall, Aubrey Kingsley Wright, Autumn Johnson, Ari Fernandez
Sometimes I sit and wonder when I stop and think of you…
If you understood the love I felt and if you really knew.
They say that “real” love needs no words and hearts just “feel” what’s true; But, Still I wish I’d
told you more the Love I had for you.
Did you really know, dad how I felt?
Were you certain how I cared?
Did you know how proud I was of you...those special years we shared.
As I sat and wondered softly… In the stillness of the night of the night
I slowly drifted off to sleep and a sweet dream came to sight.
You stood there, dad in shining “joy” and quietly, I heard…” You showed me every minute,
without a single word.
I know how much you loved me, and know I loved you, too. You gave my life its purpose. I’ll be
waiting here...for you”
Love your son, Alfred
“Diane Ranker Riesen”
In Memory of our Dad
Although your soul is at rest and your body free from pain, this world would seem like heaven if
we had you back again. Always in our thoughts, no matter where we go always in our hearts
because we loved you so.
However long our life may last, whatever land we view, whatever joy or grief be ours we still
Loving you today, yesterday and always,
From here to eternity.
For Our Grandpop
Here’s really hoping that wherever you are today
It feels just like you’re taking a delightful holiday.
And that there is some wonderful and cozy place you’ve found
Where you and all your Angel friends can meet and gather round.
These words may seem light-hearted, Granddad but a smile helps ease the pain.
So, don’t forget to save a chair for the day we meet again
On the Back of the Program
Don’t remember me with sadness,
Don’t remember me with tears,
Remember all the laughter, we’ve shared throughout the years.
Now I am contented
That my life it was worthwhile, knowing that I passed along the way I made somebody smile.
When you are walking down the street and you you’ve got me on your mind,
I’m walking in your footsteps
Only half a step behind.
So please don’t be unhappy
Just because I’m out of sight.
Remember that I’m with you
Each morning, noon and night