Obituary of Edith Graham Norris Henderson ~ 2003
Source: Wilmington Star News May 31 2003
Edith Norris Henderson of Wilmington, NC, died Thursday, May 29, 2003,
at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center.
She was born in the Island Creek Community near Wallace in Duplin County,
NC, on August 8, 1911, the daughter of Emily and Vann Norris.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland E. "Bob" Henderson; and
a son, Marion.
Mrs. Henderson lived in Bowdens and Rose Hill before moving to Wilmington
in 1983. She was a member of Myrtle Grove Baptist Church. Being with her
family was her favorite pastime, and she could have been mother of the
century. She was loved by many friends and relatives.
She is survived by seven children, Jesse Henderson and wife Charlotte
of Jacksonville, NC, Barbara Travis and husband Ken of Newbern, TN,
Gail Henderson and wife Becky of Richmond, VA, Emily Best of Faison,
NC, Janice Andrew and husband Jan of Anchorage, AK, Sam Henderson and
wife Carol of Kirkwood, MO, and Winston Henderson and wife Bundy of
Wilmington, NC. Also surviving are a daughter-in-law, Lanita Henderson
of Leland, NC; a sister-in-law, Ruby Mathews of Teachey, NC; and a
brother, Kenneth Norris of Burgaw, NC. In addition, Mrs. Henderson has
24 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren;
and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 2, 2003 at
Myrtle Grove Baptist Church by Rev. Paul Waters.
Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. in the Cavenaugh Cemetery located on
Highway 41, east of Wallace, NC.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Andrews
Mortuary Market Street Chapel, and following interment, the family will
be at the home of Ruby Mathews near Teachey, NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Myrtle Grove Baptist Church,
5524 Myrtle Grove Rd., Wilmington, NC 28409, or Lower Cape Fear Hospice
Care Center, 1406 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401.
Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel.
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