Jean Henderson

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Jean Henderson, age 91 of Blytheville, Ark., departed this life Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro.

Born to Joseph and Eva (Beal) Whitaker, Jean was a retired medical insurance clerk and was a believer in Jesus since early childhood. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Blytheville where she served as pianist for her S.S. department and secretary for her class. She was also a member of the Eastern Star where she reached the status of Worthy Matron. Jean was talented in many areas, such as playing the piano, and had a gift for taking care of flowers. She was an avid reader of Christian books. Jean loved and cherished her family and was a devoted mother, wife, grandmother and great-grandmother.

In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; son, Mark Henderson; brothers, Don, Joe and Albert Whitaker; son-in-law, Hugh Whatley and great-grandchild, Sam Turner.

Jean is survived by her children, Michael Henderson of Branson, Mo., Rev. David Henderson and wife Denise of New Port Richey, Fla., Teresa Henderson Whatley of Blytheville, and Gary Henderson and wife Cindy of Charleston, S.C.; sister, Ruth Garner (Charles) of Blytheville; grandchildren, Dana Henderson, Nikki Childers, David Henderson, Jr., Brian Henderson, Ross Henderson, Allison Turner, Michael Henderson, Brittany Henderson, and Chad Whatley; and eleven great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind special friends and caregivers at StoneBridge.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3 at First Baptist Church in Blytheville. Visitation was held prior to services at the church. Memorial gifts can be made to First Baptist Church in Blytheville or Eagle's Landing Baptist Church, 6538 Ridge Road, Port Richey, Fla., 34668. Her son, David, is pastor at Eagle's Landing.

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