Plummer Hendrick, Sr.

Sunrise: June 18, 1926

Sunset: May 3, 2021

Plummer Hendrick, Sr. was born on June 18, 1926 in Mecklenburg County, VA to Susie Harrison and Samuel Hendrick. Plummer is one of 17 children, 8 of which were born of this union.

Plummer received his early education in the Mecklenburg County School System, where he completed the 6th grade.  Upon moving to Norfolk to find employment, he got his start in the culinary field, working in the kitchen of hospitals and later in restaurants until he joined the Merchant Marines. Plummer worked his way up to Chief Stewart as an accomplished Chef and Baker, as well as running that department. 

Plummer was a lifelong member of Mt. Zions Baptist Church in Berkley. He joined under the leadership of Rev. Adams, where he served on the Male Usher Board and later the Culinary Committee.

Plummer married Emily Simmons on April 1, 1950 and remained married to her until God called her home.

Plummer is predeceased in death by his wife, Emily Simmons Hendrick; his parents, Susie Hendrick-Boyd and Samuel Hendrick. Plummer is also predeceased by four brothers, Deacon Irvin Hendrick, Lewis Hendrick, Thomas Lee Hendrick and Benjamin Hendrick; seven sisters, Deliann Shaw, Elizabeth Coffey, Idell Shaw, Cora Palmer, Eldobea  Hendrick, Geraldine Short and Stevannia Bess.

Plummer is survived by his children, Carolyn Elliott (Norfolk) and Plummer Hendrick, Jr. (Eva) (Chesapeake). His grandchildren, Karmelle Hendrick (Gregry) (Chesapeake)and Eric Elliott (Marbrielle Belcher) (Norfolk); two great granddaughters, Kamryn and Aaryn (Chesapeake);two adopted great-grandchildren, Zahara and Thomas (Norfolk). Plummer is also survived by one sister, Mable Lee Carson (N.Y.) and two brothers, Jimmy Hendrick (Norfolk) and Stevenson Hendrick and a host of nieces and nephews who he truly loved as his own.

Plummer will truly be missed. 

Viewing Thursday, May 13, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service Friday, May 14, 2021 12:00pm Mt. Zion Baptsit Church 900 Middlesex Street Norfolk, VA 23523 Interment Monday, May 17, 2021 2:00pm Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Shirley says

    I am so sorry to hear of dad’s passing. Sending my sincere condolences to Carolyn and Tony and the entire family. He (and Ms. Emily) will always hold a special place in my heart. Love you all.

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    Fiata Jones says

    My heart goes out to all who loves Plummer he was an awesome individual to many and especially his community in Berkley. Prayers and Condolences from my family to yours.

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    Anne Boone says

    Mr H was a great neighbor and supporter of League and Southside Coalition. Please accept our condolences…Mss Anne Boone, Berkley Historical Society (757) 737 6989

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    Dreama Johnson says

    I am sorry 😢 to hear of the loss of your father, please accept my condolences 💐. I pray God .will send his Angels to comfort you during your time of grieving. I ❤️ love you . Dreama Johnson

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    Debra Dyson Jones Taylor & Family says

    The God of more than enough is well able to meet all your needs during this difficult time of sorrow and grief. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family, Carolyn. Praying always for you.

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    DDarceline & Larry HarRis BTW 69 says

    Saddened by your loss Carolyn & Plummer & respective families…Earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heaven.

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    Mary Jane Teall says

    Dear Carolyn, Plummer and Family,
    My heartfelt condolences, prayers and thoughts are with you, in memory of your beloved father. His spirit, love and memory will always be with you. May God bless you with comfort, strength and peace at this time and always.

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