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Betty Ann Henderson

February 25, 1940 – January 30, 2021

Graveside Service

Saturday, February 13, 2021

12:00 Noon

Antioch Cemetery

Fayetteville, Tennessee

Betty Henderson was born February 25, 1940 in Fayetteville, Tennessee to the late Adell Henderson and James Moore. She passed away at her residence surrounded by loved ones on January 30, 2021. 

Betty’s education was obtained in Lincoln County schools.  She completed the Certified Nursing Assistant training course of study and worked at the Lincoln County Nursing Home for over 25 years and then retired.  She was a lifetime member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Betty was a strong, smart, wise, and loving woman.  She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior early in her adult life at Henderson Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church. As a Woman of God, her faith in and relationship with God was very strong.  She loved every aspect of the worship experience. She often said, “God is good and He has blessed us more than we can say grace over.”  For many years, she was a faithful member of West End Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher, a member of the Missionary Society, and on planning committees for church events.  She later transferred her membership to Neal’s Temple Cumberland Presbyterian Church and was a faithful member until her health failed. 

Betty loved her family beyond measure and set the standard for us to follow.  She was loved and respected by family and friends and was often sought out for advice and guidance. She was a natural caregiver and used her knowledge and love to care for her family members.  Two of her many wise sayings were, “When you can’t count on anybody else,

you should always be able to count on family.” “Treat others like you want to be treated.  No one wants to be mistreated.”

Besides her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her daughter, Vanessa Henderson; grandchildren, Jennifer Vance, Brett and Breanne Henderson; brothers, Joe C. Hockett and Fred Bright; sister, Julia Dixon; “brother”, Lester Henderson; aunt, Annie B. Thomas; “sister”, Susie Henderson; and “niece”, Natalie Pettus.

Although Betty is resting in the arms of Jesus, she will forever live in our hearts.  She leaves to cherish her memories:  daughter, Angela (Dennis) Glover; sons, Dirk and Brett (Callie) Henderson; grandchildren, Lyguyia Vance, LaTonia (Gary) Emmons, Ricky (Andrea) Carmicheal; Jamar, Deszirae, Janeshia and Lake Henderson; Joshua Davis; Darius (Yolanda) Glover; Angelica (Derrick) Bibb; great grandchildren, Tionne and Ayden Emmons; Kyree, Kingston and KaTahnia Carmicheal; Kaydence and Darius II Glover; Kayla Drayton, Derrick, Jr. and Kamilla Bibb, Malakai Todd, Nehemiah and Braelynn Henderson, J’Kior Smith, Lilith Jo Davis; her devoted “sister”, Jo Ann Henderson; her devoted “niece”, Valarie Henderson; her devoted “nephew” Xavius (Angel) Raybon; “special brother”, Charlie Bright; her godchildren, Marcella (Jack) Knott, Shamatra Askins, and ShaVonte (Kianta) Love; aunt, Ruth Kibble; devoted cousin, Lurlie Henderson; devoted friends, Mildred Hawk, Mary E. Ford, Billy Hayes, Lula Mae Turner, Lillie Bell Jordan, Ursula Ridley, Ronnette Thompson, Ophelia Scott, Katherine Neese, Peggy Tate, Candy Tate, Sandra Mastin and “son-in-law” Ricky Carmichael; and many more nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

     

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