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Lee Henderson

Lee O. Henderson

Tuesday, February 14th, 1961 - Tuesday, September 15th, 2020
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Family

On February 14, 1961, I was born in Meridian, Mississippi to some loving, hard working parents by the name of Rose Ann Kelly Henderson & John Henderson. As the middle child of three there is nothing that could separate me form the love of my sister Kathy Henderson Price of Enterprise, Mississippi and younger brother Terry Henderson of Meridian, Mississippi. I learned how to work hard from my dad and to be kind and loving from my momma. We have a big family the Lord blessed on both sides who I will always love and cherish.

Military

I graduated from Meridian High School in 1979 and later that summer feeling the need for adventure to see more than a small town, I joined the United States Army. After graduating from Fort Dix, New Jersey I enlisted to become an 88M, Motor Transport Operator. My first duty station was in Germany with the 4th Transportation Command, 1st Transportation Company. While in Germany I received many commendations and awards for serving my country. During my Military career I was fortunate to travel to different countries, Italy, France, Germany, Denmark just to name a few, I made many memories that I later shared.
After four years in Germany I was reassigned to “The Great Place of Fort Hood, Texas” with the historical 1st Cavalry Division. While at Fort Hood, I was promoted to the rank of sergeant and in charge to take care of the men and woman in my section. I loved taking care of people and always lived to serve others.
During my time in the military I had many stories to share with my family. I had made lifelong friends that no matter where I traveled in the world, I could always pick up the phone and find a friend close by. I have never met a stranger I did not know.

Family
On November 13th 1983 in Meridian, Mississippi I married my soul mate, my best friend, my high school sweetheart, Dollye Clarice Tarvin Henderson. We were blessed with three children Denecka “Nikki, Little MaMa” Henderson, Delia “Big Baby” Henderson Greer, David “Boy” Henderson. My son-in-law Wayne Greer stayed with me until the end. I have 4 grandsons that have had my heart since they were born. Devin Samuel Henderson, my oldest, Darrirus DeWayne Henderson my second, Dallas Lee Henderson the third born and the one no one would forget papa baby, Daylon Reese Greer.

God Carver Park
After leaving the military we moved back to Mississippi only for a short while, God had bigger plans for us. We moved to Waco, Texas in 1995 and we were led to Carver Park Baptist Church. Where I was a deacon and on the Usher board. I joined Carver Park Baptist Church and was a life-long member.
It’s been a journey as my health began to fail and yes, I might have been in and out of various hospitals but I never lost my praise and never questioned the Lord. I was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2004 and the enemy tried to take my joy the Good Lord let see many more years. During that time I saw Nikki graduate nursing school, Delia blessed me with three beautiful grand boys. When you see me around, I would usually have my boys with me. I got to see David join the Army.
Conclusion
My calling was to serve God and he blessed me to serve the community, I volunteered at Hewitt elementary as a watch dog. This brought me joy to see the smiling faces of the children every school day. I volunteered at the church food pantry helping serves those in need.

I loved to drive to Dallas to cut my daughters grass; I enjoyed when Delia would come over with the boys and cook a big meal. Summer trips to Washington D.C. to spend time with my son. Thanksgiving Dallas Cowboys games became a father son tradition.

I have had a good life. If I had to do it all over, I would not change a thing. The Lord blessed me with meeting many wonderful people throughout my life and led me to be a true servant of the Lord. So, you all go and continue to serve the Lord and live your life with his light shining. I have run my race and won. I made it to the finish line and I’m enjoying my victory in God.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, September 18th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, September 18th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    OakCrest Funeral Home
    Address
    4520 Bosque Boulevard
    WACO, TX 76710
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    Notes
    Masks are required
  • Service

    Friday, September 25th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, September 25th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery
    Address
    248 Honor Circle
    NEWTON, MS 39345
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  • Interment

    Location
    Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery
    Address
    248 Honor Circle
    NEWTON, MS 39345
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Lydia Whitlock

Posted at 09:18am
You will be missed lee Lydia
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Faith Foster

Posted at 01:14pm
Mr. Henderson will be truly missed. I met him when he helped at Hewitt Elementary. He was always so positive and a great influence for the children. He was a very honorable man! Sincerely, Faith Foster
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Vivian Vonner

Posted at 04:29pm
You and your loved one will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Vivian and Reginald Vonner
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reka Henderson

Posted at 07:13am
My condolences to the Henderson family. We remember talking and laughing with him at one of the football games. He will be missed. Arthur &Mareka Henderson from Washington Park Illinois.
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Patricia Walker Smith

Posted at 06:11am
Dolly & the entire Henderson family. I’m so sorry to hear of Lee’s passing. On behalf of my family & my brother Claude who knew him well. We send our love & prayers to you & your family. Love, Patricia Walker Smith❤️
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