Monday, February 8, 2010

Jessica Johanna Hendrix, United States Navy Veteran

Jessica Hendrix was born March 3, 1980 at Fort Hood, Texas and passed away February 3, 2010 at a hospital in Temple, Texas.

Jessica graduated from Denison High School in 1999 with honors.  She then proudly served her country in the United States Navy.

Funeral services were held February 6 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen, Texas.

On February 8 a funeral procession, led by Patriot Guard Riders and American Legionnaires, carried Jessica’s remains to the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Killeen.

The Patriot Guard Riders and Legionnaires formed a line of American flags at the committal shelter as military honors were rendered by a United States Navy honor guard.  Taps was played by a Navy bugler.  The flag covering Jessica’s casket was folded into a tight triangle by the honor guard and presented to her mother on behalf of the President of the United States.

Jessica was then laid to rest on the wind-swept plain of the cemetery as the American flag flew at half-staff , at the top of the hill, in her honor.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, her mother and father, two sisters, two brothers and many other dear family and friends.

With thanks to Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home for biographical information.

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