August 31, 1928 — November 17, 2022
Lillian N. Kendrick, age 94, passed into the presence of her Savior on Thursday, November 17, 2022.
Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2022, immediately followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. Both the visitation and memorial service will be held at The Oaks of Louisiana Chapel, 600 East Flournoy Lucas Road in Shreveport. A graveside service will follow at 3 pm at Arlington Cemetery, Beardsley Ave./Hwy. 146 in Homer.
Lillian was born August 31, 1928, in Shreveport. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Marguerite Nation, and her husband of 64 years, Charles M. Kendrick.
She is survived by her son, Sam Kendrick and wife, Mary, of Shreveport; daughters, Helen Pennock and husband, Steve, of Charlottesville, VA, and JoAnn Nishimoto and husband, Stuart, of Alexandria, VA; eight grandchildren: Andy and Charity Pennock of Charlottesville, VA, Elizabeth Pennock of Orlando, FL, Katie Pennock of Charlottesville, VA, John and Sarah Kendrick, Anna Kendrick, Joe and Hannah Kendrick, and Tom and Becky Kendrick (all of Shreveport), and Hope and Zach Gray of Alexandria, VA, ten great grandchildren and two more on the way.
Lillian grew up in Shreveport and attended Byrd High School. She attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where she and Charles met, graduating in 1949 with a Bachelor’s in Commerce. During her LSU years she was President of Chi Omega Sorority. She and Charles married in 1950 and made their home in Homer where Charles was a partner in his father’s business, Kendrick Insurance Agency. Lillian began preparing tax returns about 1960 and this launched her business, Kendrick Tax Service, where she served numerous Claiborne Parish clients for 30 years, before retiring in 1991.
During her years as a Homer resident, Lillian helped to bring Girl Scouts to Homer for the first time, spent numerous hours supporting school functions, and was an active member of Grace Bible Church. Lillian loved to travel, and over 25 years she and Charles traveled to 54 countries overall.
Lillian and Charles moved to Shreveport in 2000 and enjoyed 12 years as residents of King’s Crossing. Lillian especially enjoyed the PEO women’s group of Shreveport. In 2012 they moved to The Oaks of Louisiana in the assisted living building, The Savannah. Charles passed away in 2014 and Lillian resided at The Savannah until her death. While at the Savannah, Lillian continued in many of the activities she enjoyed, including attending the Shreveport Symphony and numerous activities at The Oaks. She served as President of the Residents’ Council at The Savannah, led book reviews and special events, and even dressed as an elf at the Christmas parties. For many years she was a substitute teacher for the residents’ Sunday School, and also served as a volunteer librarian. In short, she thrived during the 10 years in residence at The Savannah, and she always said how happy she was to have lived there.
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