Albert Carrington Hendricks, Jr.

Nov 23, 1955 - Jul 1, 2021

Visitation

Friday, Jul. 09, 2021 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Rose of Sharon Community Church

825 West 7th Street, Plainfield, NJ 07063

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Add to My Calendar 07/09/2021 09:00 am 07/09/2021 11:00 am America/New_York Albert Carrington Hendricks, Jr. - Visitation

Albert Carrington Hendricks Jr affectionately known as “Winky”, was born on November 23, 1955 in Muhlenberg Hospital located in Plainfield, NJ to Albert Hendricks Sr. and Harriet Palmer Hendricks. At the age of 12, Ida Epps became his surrogate mother.

Albert was a lifelong resident of Plainfield and attended Plainfield Public Schools. He attended Saint Marks AME Church in ...

825 West 7th Street, Plainfield, NJ 07063

Service

Friday, Jul. 09, 2021 11:00 AM

Rose of Sharon Community Church

825 West 7th Street, Plainfield, NJ 07063

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Add to My Calendar 07/09/2021 11:00 am 07/09/2021 America/New_York Albert Carrington Hendricks, Jr. - Service

Albert Carrington Hendricks Jr affectionately known as “Winky”, was born on November 23, 1955 in Muhlenberg Hospital located in Plainfield, NJ to Albert Hendricks Sr. and Harriet Palmer Hendricks. At the age of 12, Ida Epps became his surrogate mother.

Albert was a lifelong resident of Plainfield and attended Plainfield Public Schools. He attended Saint Marks AME Church in ...

825 West 7th Street, Plainfield, NJ 07063

Albert Carrington Hendricks Jr affectionately known as “Winky”, was born on November 23, 1955 in Muhlenberg Hospital located in Plainfield, NJ to Albert Hendricks Sr. and Harriet Palmer Hendricks. At the age of 12, Ida Epps became his surrogate mother.

Albert was a lifelong resident of Plainfield and attended Plainfield Public Schools. He attended Saint Marks AME Church in Cranford, NJ where he served as the bassist in their music ministry.

Albert had a love of music from an early age and became a professional musician at the age of 15 in which he went on a national tour with Cleve Nickerson. He also formed the band “Damn Near Home”.

On June 4, 1978, he joined in holy matrimony with his wife Lynn Evans Hendricks and remained in union for 43 years. Through this union two children were born: Mahogany Hendricks and Christopher Hendricks.  Albert’s two eldest children are Connie Guglielmini and Kuseem Chandler.

Albert continued his career as a musician and toured throughout the USA and Canada with notable artist such as Salt and Pepa, Heavy D and The Boyz, The Fat Boyz, Erinie Fields and jazz legend Jimmie McGriff.  When Albert’s younger son was born he decided to come off the road and began his career as an Activity Therapist at Runnell’s Specialized Hospital in Berkley Height’s NJ where he retired after 19 years of service.

During his tenure at Runnell’s, Albert’s love for music continued and in his spare time he would use his talents to form and manage groups such as “Indirectly Related”, a group he put together for his daughter Mahogany and “Pure Pleasure”.   He provide studio space in his home studio for numerous of artists. He would continue to play his bass guitar and was often called upon to collaborate with artists such as Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Eddie Hazel of Parliament Funkadelic, Billy T Scott, Vocal Arranger for Mariah Carey and Teddy Riley. Always giving back to the city he loved he would spend his summers working for the Plainfield Department of Recreation and The Safe Haven Program as the Musical Director.

In 2000, Albert was appointed to The Plainfield City Council as Councilman at Large representing the 1st and 4th Wards. During his tenure he fought for economic development and to lessen crime throughout the city and was often heard saying, “Everyone deserves a chance no matter if they are from the park bench or Park Ave”. He and his wife founded the Juneteenth African American Cultural and Heritage Organization to promote the education of African American History. The organization would hold its first 3 day weekend Juneteeth Event in June 2001 during Juneteenth weekend. The event included a Children’s Pageant, Unity Walk, Festival and a Gospel Fest. The organization also hosted a lecture series which included a former Sudanese slave who discussed modern day slavery in the Sudan, his experience and how he obtained his freedom.

Albert was a member of the Jokers Wild Motorcylce Club in Plainfield, NJ. He enjoyed riding with his fellow brothers and with other Chapters. With everything Albert accomplished he always made time to mentor those in need. Everyone knew the door was always open and he was just a phone call away.

On July 1, 2021, our beloved Winky obtained his wings. He is preceded in death by his parents Albert C. Hendricks and Harriett Palmer; his son Kuseem “Seeny” Chandler, his sister Mary Hendricks and brother Otis “Sam” Hendricks. He leaves to cherish his precious memory, his loving wife, Lynn Hendricks, Plainfield, NJ; two daughters, Connie Guglielmini, Newark, NJ Mahogany Hendricks-Hall (Alonzo) Erial, NJ; a son Christopher Hendricks, Los Angeles, CA; two sisters Regina Hendricks, Piscataway, NJ and Channon Hendricks, Plainfield, NJ; one brother David Hendricks, Plainfield, NJ. Two paternal aunts Pearl Henderson, Rahway, NJ and Ethel Swilling, Bridgeport, Ct. His surrogate mother Ida Epps and siblings John Epps, Teresa Coleman, April Coleman, Sonya Coleman, Maurice Clark, Candace Fisher and Jamil Johnson. Best friends Charlie Rivers, Brian Cox and Phil Fitz, twelve grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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