Mildred “Millie” Grace Brackbill Hendricks, 83, of Mifflintown, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center due to heart complications.
Born January 6, 1939 in Spruce Hill Twp., Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late Daniel Gable and the late Myrtle Edna (Smith) Brackbill. She was a gift to all who knew her, which is fitting considering her middle name was Grace. It is a reminder of God’s most incredible gift of grace in our lives, and the subject of his favorite hymn, loved by many, “Amazing Grace.”
Surviving are his children, Denise A. Leister of Port Royal, Dawn A. Hallock and her husband Troy of Reedsville, and Robert L. Hendricks, Jr. and his wife Karen of Mechanicsburg; six grandchildren, Kristina Dressler and her husband Chad, Karly Henry and her husband John IV, Isaac Hallock, Katelyn Hendricks, Kellyanna Hendricks and Kyle Hendricks; seven great-grandchildren, Brody Noerr, Emmy Dressler, Nick Dressler, Ty Dressler, Dayden Henry, Dawson Henry and Deekan Henry; two siblings, Earl Brackbill of Mechanicsburg and Edna Lauver of Lititz; and several generations of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her ex-husband Robert L. Hendricks, Sr., and ten siblings, Vera Harpster, Elmer Brackbill, Doreen Adams, Anna Pearl Fry, Velma Ellingsworth, Roberta Kepner , Rachel Weaver, Albert Brackbill, Raymond Brackbill and George Brackbill.
Millie was a 1956 graduate of Tuscarora Valley High School in Port Royal and had taken courses for the administration of district justice at Shippensburg State College.
She began her career as a telephone operator at Bell Telephone in Philadelphia; then she was a secretary for Laird Hagee Insurance in Harrisburg; after that, she worked in accounting for the Office of the Commissioner and Voter Registration for Juniata County; then she was a recorder for the Juniata County Sheriff’s Office; a domestic relations officer for Juniata County; then Domestic Relations Officer for Dauphin County; and was employed and retired as an administrative assistant in District Judge Rick Williams’ office for Mifflin County.
Millie was an avid bowler from 1963 to 2008, and she competed in numerous local, state and national tournaments. Fittingly, her bowling ball was her favorite color, purple.
Millie loved the Lord and was a member of Juniata County First Baptist Church in Mifflintown. One of his most beloved Bible verses was Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; Submit to him in all your ways, and he will make your paths straight.
Her greatest joy has come from spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as her extended family, especially at annual family gatherings. Therefore, it would be her greatest joy to be remembered as a devoted and loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend who radiated the love of Christ. for everyone. It would be her sincerest wish for all who knew her to continue to share the love and light of Jesus, in her memory.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at First Baptist Church of Juniata County, 23964 Route 35 North, Mifflintown, with Pastor Ronald Shupe, Pastor John Walters and Pastor Caleb Hanna officiating. Interment will follow at Union Memorial Gardens, Mifflintown.
A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Millie Hendricks’ memory to the First Baptist Church of Juniata County, 23964 Route 35 North, Mifflintown, PA 17059 or to the American Heart Association, 4250 Crum Mills Road, Suite 100 , Harrisburg, PA 17112.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown.
Online tributes and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.brownfuneral homesinc.com