Mabel Hendricks to be honored at Mother’s Day Tea

The Women’s Ministry of Second Baptist Church, 717 Adams St., Steubenville, will host a Mother’s Day Tea “in celebration of mother Mabel Hendricks for her dedication to our Lord and savior.”

Members will “tip their hats in honor of this woman of God” at 11 a.m. on May 10 at the church.

The guest speaker will Ivy Smith, a member of the Shared Ministry of Simpson United Methodist Church and Phillips Chapel CME Church, Steubenville. She is a graduate of Mingo High School and earned a doctor of ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton.

Connie Vinson is president of the Women’s Ministry. Gail Johnson and Terri Dixon are on the program committee along with Pat Herring, Cynthia Mason, Diane Benjamin and Beverly Huffman.

The 103-year-old honoree was born Nov. 16, 1910, the second youngest of seven children born to Horace and Estelle Bryant Anderson in Lake City, Fla. A faithful member of Second Baptist Church where she is a deaconess and a member of the missionary, she is an active member of the Eastern Stars and holds the highest degree of the Royal Lady.

She married Sherman Watson in 1944 and moved to Akron and welcomed the birth of a daughter, Brenda. After his death, she married Edward Hendricks in 1963 and moved to Steubenville. The union included a blended family of two daughters, Delores, deceased, and Carrie Anderson of East Orange, N.J., and three sons, William of Steubenville and Samuel and Roland, both deceased.