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Betty J. Henderson

April 13, 1952 — August 27, 2018

1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Betty Warner Henderson was born into this life on April 13, 1952 to the late Elmer and Earlene Dupree Warner in New Edinburg, Arkansas. She professed her hope in Christ at an early age and united with St. Francis Baptist Church.

Betty worked as a nurse’s assistant for several years. She was united in Holy Matrimony to Ricky Henderson on November 4, 1972. To this union two children were born Mark Jerome Henderson and Dr. Norishea Henderson Belvin.

She loved to travel whether by water, rail or air. She was always ready to pack up and go. Family get-togethers were her best times. She enjoyed a simple and quiet life. Long walks with her grandchildren were irreplaceable and precious to her. She loved listening to zydeco music and reading her favorite scripture Psalm 23. She attended Church of God in Alexandria, Louisiana.

When her health started to decline she moved to Shreveport for recuperation strength-building, and to be with her daughter, while regaining a self-renewed strength for life. With a youthful spirit, she continued to appreciate life, all while continuing to be a loving wife, caring mother, grandmother, a wonderful sister, and a great friend. While in Shreveport she attended Word of Life and enjoyed Sunday morning service.

Betty’s energetic personality, her giving nature, and her pursuit for the next best thing was a magnet for those who wanted her energy to rub off on them. She had long ago overcome her shyness and was widely known for her quick wit and charm. She made everyone that walked in her path feel important. She loved life, loved to laugh, and loved to care for people. She leaves behind an everlasting image of natural beauty, simple elegance, and pure grace.

She passed on Monday, August 27, 2018 and was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Sue Ann Edwards.

There will be indelible imprints left on the hearts and minds of many people who learned from her, aspired greater positions because of her and saw her manage her life as an example of how greatness is really achieved. A lifetime of love and memories will be felt by her husband of 46 years, Ricky Henderson of Alexandria, LA: her children: Mark (Jazzy) Henderson of Houston, TX and Dr. Norishea (Danyell) Belvin of Shreveport, LA; six grandchildren, Brooklyn Henderson, Dariah Belvin, Langston Belvin, Marco Henderson, Mason Henderson and Charles Henderson; her siblings, Elmer J. (Michael) Frazier, Jerry (Linda) Warner, Nora Watkins, Joyce Sledge, Shirley (Don) Trotter, Danny Warner, Judy (Jerome) Sledge, Tina (William) Nettles, Kathy Brandon and Charles Rainey. She also leaves numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

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