The story behind Waxahachie’s fastest mail carrier

Jamila Hendricks is a postal carrier, wife, mother, and college student that delivers her load of mail with more than one purpose in mind.

And she lives the large portion of her life on the run — literally.

Hendricks is often seen running, or at least jogging, her daily mail route with the United States Postal Service.

Hendricks has been with the USPS for over six years now. When she moved to the Dallas area two years ago, she weighed in at 270 pounds. Since that time as a carrier for the Waxahachie Post Office, she has dropped a ton of weight.

This vivacious young woman and her husband recently purchased their first home, and now reside in Lancaster with their three young children ages seven, six, and four. Prior to moving to Texas, Jamila and her spouse had determined that they were going to see to it that their children ate balanced and healthy foods each day, and to not become “fast food” junkies.

“I’m not saying that we don’t eat cookies or snack chips some days, but for the most part I cook hot, homemade meals every evening, so we can sit down together and eat as a family,” Hendricks said. “We try to stay away from red meats, and we focus on using fish, nuts, vegetables, fruit and berries as our main staples.”


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Love this article, positive, inspiring and uplifting.