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memorial page for
Elizabeth Lewis Hendricks
January 1, 1934
~ July 12, 2019
Elizabeth Lewis Hendricks daughter of the late Service Allbrooks and Ruby (Ruth) Allbrooks was born in Maxton, North Carolina on January 1, 1934. Elizabeth passed away peacefully on Friday July 12, 2019 at the Jersey Shore Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
She received her education through the Robeson County School System in North Carolina, later moved to New York City with her mother Ruth and eventually made her home at the Jersey Shore. Elizabeth met and married Payton Lewis, Sr.; in this union they created five children. After the passing of Payton, she later married Samuel Hendricks of Baltimore, Maryland. Elizabeth was a loving and devoted stay at home mother who enjoyed cooking, sewing, crafts and entertaining family and friends. As her children matured Elizabeth was employed at Monmouth Medical Center as a dietary Supervisor. In later years she worked at Kmart (Eatontown) and her final employment was as an Office Assistant with the Long Branch Housing Authority Senior Office.
Elizabeth was the "Mother" of Salem Baptist Church, Long Branch and was respected by her fellow parishioners.
Elizabeth is predeceased by her first husband Payton Lewis Sr. and second husband Samuel Hendricks, her daughter Sharmain Bynes, son Payton Jr., sister Rosa Caples and grandson Derick Lewis.
Elizabeth leaves to mourn and cherish her memories three daughters, Linda Lewis, Ruth (Dohl) Smith and Catherine Lewis. She and Payton also raised Candy Johnson Chisholm as their daughter, two sisters Jean Allbrooks and Tewanda Allbrooks, first cousins Mattie Bray, Katie Holmes, David McMillian, Paul McMillian, Paulette (Lucy) Crafton and Helen Darton. Her legacy of love and generosity will continue as she leaves 14 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great grandchildren, a special friend Jackie Mooney and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.