OBITUARY

Edward Michael Henderson Jr.

July 7, 1929February 24, 2019

Hephzibah, GA—Mr. Edward Michael Henderson Jr., 89, entered into rest on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Mr. Henderson was very adventurous. In his younger days, he used to sit and watch the trains pass by on the tracks and wonder where they were going. His first adventures started when he joined the United States Army. He served in the Korean War, worked as the first paratrooper and also worked as a military police officer in the Army. Mr. Henderson is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Rose Henderson; and brother, Raymond Henderson. Survivors include his loving wife of 65 years, Masayo Henderson; daughter, Katrina Henderson and her family; siblings, Rose Ann McLauren (Greene), Shirley Henderson, Patricia Logan, Bennie Henderson (Zeanie), Carol Ann Jones and Christina Payne; sister-in-law, Brenda Henderson; and very close family friend, Elly Chapman. A memorial service will be held at 3pm, on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at the Lumpkin Road Chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home.

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Edward Michael Henderson Jr.

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Silke Wolf

February 28, 2019

As a young girl, I remember, Ed and his beautiful wife, Masayo coming over to the house to share Christmas w my parents, Elly and Steve Chapman. There were always great laughs and jokes! Ed had a booming laugh and a strong personality. He was always willing with a joke and story. There was a lesson in every story he told. As I grew older, I knew Ed to be a strong man, always willing to lend a hand and help. He was never too tired to have time for you. He loved his wife dearly and their marriage was one to envy! He was a wonderful man and will be missed terribly!

Zeanie Henderson

February 27, 2019

In loving memory of a wonderful brother in law. We will love you and miss you always

Noah Burton

February 27, 2019

I can remember going to my uncle's house in the summer and having so much fun with him and aunt Masayo. I use to love listening to him talk on his CB radio. It use to crack me up every time he would say "Great day in the morning ". I could sit and listen to him talk about his army adventures for hours. Love you uncle . Rest in peace.

Bennie Henderson

February 27, 2019

My brother was 20 years my senior. His age suggested a fathers age more than a brothers. I can remember when I was a little bigger than a toddler, he would come home on-leave from the military with all the bonafides of a father but with the love of a brother.

One time he came back with what we considered at the time 'A China-Doll' of a wife named Masayo. We quiclky learned that Masayo was not Chinese at all , but Japenese and much more than a doll.

Edward's and Masayo's love and commitment for each other rivals my dearly departed parents. Their longevity of marriage serves me and my family as a beacon of hope and direction on how to love and live as one.

I will dearly miss our weekly Skype visits and his love and understanding.

Bertha Olawumi

February 27, 2019

Ed is my cousin who I always enjoyed during my younger years!😘

CAROLANN Jones

February 27, 2019

I WOULD OFTEN VISIT MY BROTHER AS A TEENAGER. IT WAS SO EXCITING TO RIDE A PLANE TO GO SEE HIM. HE TOOK ME TO THE MILITARY BASE AND MANY EXCITING PLACES IN GEORGIA. I WILL REALLY REALLY MISS HIM

FROM THE FAMILY
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