Pastor Prescott “Jaybird” Hendrix, Sr. ,was born on June 2, 1954, to President Hendrix and LouJean Poindexter in Nashville.
Pastor Hendrix went home to Glory on March 17, 2022.
He began his formal education at Childress School prior to integration and was a 1972 graduate of Nashville High School. One of his greatest achievements in life was when he professed his belief in Jesus Christ at the age of 17.
He was a proud member of New Testament House of Prayer before becoming the pastor of his own church; NTHOP No. 2 in Nashville. He led his church for more than 35 years until his passing.
He was a NTHOP, L.L.C., board member; superintendent of the NTHOP Christian Academy, a member of the Ministerial Alliance, and the Center Point Renewal Committee.
He was an avid fisherman and farmer, storyteller, songwriter, and worshipper. His unyielding love and dedication to The Lord was first in his life. He was a member of the Moonlighters EH Club and the Inner Arkansas Network.
Prescott will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 16 years, Verna Marie; children: Prescott Jr. (Faye) Hendrix, of Atlanta, Ga., Pamela (Tarazzo) Kelly, of De Queen, Michael (Roberta) Hendrix, Prescott III (Tasha) Hendrix, Leslie (Terrica) Hendrix, all of Nashville, Amber Hall-Mathis, Aquila Hall, both of Little Rock, Ashley Hill, of Hope, and Otha L. (Kayla) Hill, III, of Nashville; grandchildren: Dominque, Jazryne (Junior), Jeremiah, Levester, Jalyn, LaDainian, LaMia, Janae, Janyce, Victoria, Mariah, Jayvon, Michylee, Kason, Lincoln, Blake, Macallan, Bryson, Brandon, Sharhonda, Julie, Brittney, and Broderick;
Great-grandchildren: Cade, Broderick Jr., Braxston, Tauj, Taryn, Amir, and Yoelli.
Siblings: Connie Swift-Howard, Gloria Northcross, Sherrie Lynn (Patrick) Grant, Mike (Lorene) Hendrix, Ronnie (Sophia) Hendrix, and Bonnie Cunningham; an aunt Ella B. Jackson; mother-in-law, Ruth Blake, and a host of brother and sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and associates;
Prescott was preceded in death by his first wife, Veaster Marie Hendrix; son, David Lee Hendrix; granddaughter, Jasmine “Lucky” Hendrix; brother, Finnis Ray Dixon, sister Jeanette Swift, grandmother, Lucille Jordan, and his parents.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, from 5-7 p.m. at the Nashville Funeral Home, 1208 Sunset St., Nashville.
Viewing will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2022, from 10-11 a.m. with the service to follow at 11 a.m. at Maranatha Baptist Church, 300 Trenton Blvd., in Nashville.
Interment will follow at Center Point Cemetery.