2008-11-12 / Obituaries


Rev. Harvey Lee Henderson, Sr., age 83, passed away on Wednesday, November 5, 2008, at his residence in Donalsonville.

Rev. Henderson was born in Houston County, AL, on December 9, 1924, to the late William Dolphus and Ossie Bell Ingram Henderson. He had served his country in the US Navy and was married for 64 years to Edna Mae Henderson who preceded him in death in March of 2007. Rev. Henderson had pastored Free Will Baptist churches in Florida, Texas, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia, the most recent having been Corinth Free Will Baptist Church in Iron City.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 8, at Damascus Free Will Baptist Church in Marianna, FL, with Rev. Donnie Hussey, Rev. Charles Powell, and Rev. Gene Gilbert officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

He is survived by three sons, Harvey Lee Henderson Jr. (Mary), Colquitt, Doug Henderson (Kathy), Florence, SC, Don Henderson (Louise), Maggie Vallley, NC; four daughters, Myra Etterling (Blaine), Portsmouth, OH, Carol Caine, (Victor) Dothan, AL, Merle Williams Jordan (Tim), Cowarts, AL, Paula Gilbert (Gene), Jesup; three brothers, Willard Henderson (Olear), Cottondale, FL, Jack Henderson, Macon, John Henderson(Dianne) Rantoule, IL; two sisters, Margaret Windham, Tallahassee, FL, and Lillian Morris ( Edward), Kynesville, FL; 25 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren also survive.

Evans-Skipper Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Return to top