Beatrice Butler Henderson

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Services for Beatrice Butler Henderson, of Brookhaven, are 2p.m. Friday, April 24, at Ebenezer AME Church in Brookhaven withburial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday from 1 until 7 p.m. at Williams Mortuarywith family present from 6 until 7 p.m.

Mrs. Henderson, 82, died April 18, 2009, at Haven HallHealthcare Center in Brookhaven. She was born in Chicago, Ill., onMarch 29, 1927, to Frank Butler and Mavis Smith Butler.

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She attended Goodwin School and graduated from Alexander HighSchool. She also graduated from Campbell College in Jackson in1947. Mrs. Henderson was retired. She was a member of Ebenezer AMEChurch where she served on the usher board and sang in thechoir.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, SylvesterHenderson Sr.; her daughters, Linda Thompson Lowe and BrendaHenderson Williams; and her grandsons, Anthony Henderson and TravisHenderson.

Survivors are a daughter, Annette Allen and husband, Ross, ofBrookhaven; her sons, Sylvester Henderson Jr. and wife, Brenda, ofBrookhaven, Frank Henderson Sr. and wife, Rebecca, of Union Church,Alfred Henderson Sr. and wife, Jan, Ernest Henderson and PaulHenderson and wife, Dianne, all of Wesson; a sister, BettyLackland, of Chicago, Ill.; a brother, Alfred Butler, of Wesson; asister-in-law, Vera “Peggy” Thomas, of Fort Smith, Ark.; abrother-in-law, David Henderson and wife, Lena Mae, of Brookhaven;her 20 grandchildren; her 31 great-grandchildren; her goddaughters,Jackie Dillon, Lori “Tootie” Butler, both of Brookhaven, and DotCatchings, of Wesson; her cousins, Alberta Norris, of Wesson, andClara Mae Trunnell, of Brookhaven; a very special friend, PearlHenderson, of Brookhaven; and many nieces, nephews and otherrelatives.