Elder Centenia Beard- Hendricks

June 12, 2019





Centenia Beard was born in Gadsden Alabama November 19th, 1951 to the proud parents of

Mary Helon and Otha James Beard who are both deceased. She was the second eldest child of

five, pre-deceased was her older brother Otha Leo Beard Jr. Tina, as we all called her, attended

and graduated from James L. Cain grade school in Gadsden, Alabama before her family

relocated to Wyandanch, New York where they would make this their permanent home.


Tina attended Wyandanch Memorial High School graduating in 1971 with High Honors. Tina

a.k.a “Truck” was very athletic enjoying sports such as softball and running track however

Bowling was her passion, going on to win an abundance of Trophies in all sports. There wasn’t

to many things that Tina could not accomplish when she set her mind to it.


Tina went on to Suffolk Community College obtaining a degree in Business Management, she

landed her first job at Lambda Electronics in Melville NY and continued on for 12 years

becoming a Production Supervisor. While working she decided to volunteer and became a Fire

Brigade Member to help Suffolk County Fire Academy. As time passed Tina left Lambda and

joined with Eaton Corporation of AIL division being a Supervisor for the next 7 years until their

closing. Tina was always reading, listening and seeking more knowledge. There wasn’t a game

of scrabble she did not win, nor a puzzle she could not solve. Tina was smart, fierce, with

impeccable poise.

Tina had a heart full of gold and was such a people person. If you knew Tina you would know

the admiration and love she had for her best friend Belinda Mims who she called her ride or die.

Tina’s love for helping others lead her to the Town of Babylon Wyandanch Senior Citizen

Nutrition Center becoming the Activity Director. Tina love working at the Center as she was

able to bring smiles and enjoy laughs with her staff and senior citizens. During this time, she

met her husband Harry G. Hendricks. They wed on Dec 8, 1994 and resided in Amityville NY.

Tina enjoyed traveling “running from the cold and snow”. Tina loved going to events being

surrounded by family and friends. Harry called her his partner and best friend for the last 25



Tina from birth, was raised in the church attending Revelation Church of God and Christ since

their origination under Bishop John Bryant. When Tina entered into adulthood, she re-gave her

life to Christ and was a faithful member at Revelation. She began teaching Bible Study and

Sunday School. Later becoming a member on the board of Trustees. After studying under Mt.

Carmel Tina became ordained as Elder Centenia Beard-Hendricks. Her love for God was

steadfast and she could teach and preach the Word of God


Tina, was never judgmental towards others, she would love you but had no problem giving it to

you straight with the love of God on her heart. She was real and she will truly be missed by all.


Tina joins in heaven her parents Mary Helon & Otha James, her brother Otha, Big Momma and

daughter in law Sandra Beard. She leaves to mourn her passing: Husband Harry G. Hendricks;

Two Sons, Three Sisters, One Brother-in-Law, 7 grandchildren, Five Great Grandchildren,

Nieces and Nephews, Her church family, many friends & a host of other Family members.


“I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness I

can show to any fellow human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it. For I shall never pass this way again”





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June 21, 2019

10:00 AM
Revelation Church of God in Christ
61 West Booker Avenue
Wyandanch, NY 11798

Home Going Service
June 21, 2019

11:00 AM
Revelation Church of God in Christ
61 West Booker Avenue
Wyandanch, NY 11798

June 21, 2019

1:00 PM
North Babylon Cemetery Association, Inc
49 Smith st.
Babylon, NY 11702

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