Mary Frances (Hendrix) Bland (5/22/1925 - 4/4/2018)

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    - Jennifer Stevens
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    - Patrick Hendrix
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Mary Frances Hendrix, 92 of Tyler, was born in Gilmer to Jewel Paul Hendrix and Ina Boyd. She passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Mary was a member of Williams Memorial Baptist Church and the Eastern Star. She attended Tyler High School and Tyler Commercial College and retired from Tyler Pipe. Mary deeply loved her family, cooking and visiting with friends.

She was preceded in death by husband of 59 years, R. G. Bland; son, Richard Bland; granddaughter Dana Bland; parents; and sister, Helen Terrell.

Survived by son, Jimmy Bland and wife, Sue; daughter, Linda Sandefer and husband, Eddie; Michele Bland, wife of the late Richard Glenn Bland; grandchildren: Amy Cunningham; Beck Sandefer; Dennis Bland; Jennifer Sandefer and four great grandchildren. Brothers: Billy Hendrix; Pat Hendrix; Paul Hendrix and Tommy Boyd. Sisters: Joyce Bickerdike and Barbara Meadows.

Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2018 at Tyler Memorial Park under direction of Jackson's Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the gravesite 30 minutes prior to service. To view online, please go to

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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Apr. 6, 2018