August 29, 1924 – November 18, 2020
Clarissa was born the last of sixteen children and the only surviving triplet on August 29, 1924 in Bremond, Texas to the union of Leroy Bennett, Sr. and Cordia Bryant Bennett. Her parents and all sibling preceded her in death. Clarissa attended Pleasant Street Elementary School in Bremond, Texas. She had a desire to venture out and moved to the DFW area where she attended Lincoln High School. She was active in the Pep Squad. Later, she relocated to Fort Worth, Texas, and graduated from I. M. Terrell High School in 1944. It was while attending I. M. Terrell that she met the love of her life who became her future husband, Sherman Hennington, Jr. Clarissa and Sherman were married on April 23, 1946. They were married for fifty-two years. He preceded her in death. They were blessed with three children: Bobbie Jean Hennington-Shelton (stepdaughter deceased), Sherman Hennington, III, and Sharon Yvonne Hennington. Clarissa worked diligently and tirelessly for thirty years at Sanger Harris Department Store (Preston Center) in the housekeeping department. She was a faithful member of Good Street Baptist Church over sixty years, She served on the Deaconess Board, sang with the Ollie Lee Scruggs Senior Choir. She also worked with the Boy Scouts and other committees. Clarissa and Sherman had a love for serving the Singing Hills Community by sharing their special culinary skills with neighbors and friends. Clarissa was active until her health failed. She was strong willed, hardworking and always demanded the best for her family. She leaves to cherish her memory: son, Sherman Hennington, III (Yvette); daughter, Sharon Y. Hennington; grandchildren: Keisha Hennington Anderson (Sedric), Tiffany Lane, DeMarcus Lane (Brittany), Charles Shelton, Victor Shelton, Chlois Adedji; great-grandchildren: LaQuantis Hennington, Jailey R. Lane, Kariss Whitefield, Zharia Lane, Noah Martinez, Damian Shelton, Markquette Adedji; nieces: Portia A. Greer, Ann Bennett Nutt, Cyro Foster nephew: Chester Bennett, Jr.; and a host of relatives and friends.
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Moore Bowen Road Funeral Home
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Laurel Land Mem Park - Dallas
Saturday, November 28, 2020
November 29, 2020
Dear Sherman and Sharon:
Please accept our condolences and know that we are always here for you. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mary, William, Curtis and Melinda Sellers
November 28, 2020
Sharon our prayers are with you and your family.
Tootsy and Family
Ann Bennett Nutt
November 27, 2020
Tripp and Sharon, words cannot express my love for your Mother, my Auntie and the World’s Treasure. God has seen fit to pluck up one of His Prize Possession . Aunt Clarissa will be truly missed but never forgotten. I will cherish her smile and sweet disposition forever. I love you two and will always be here for you.
November 25, 2020
Sherman and Sharon, I’m so sorry for the loss of your very sweet mother. May you find strength in all of your wonderful memories together. Her smile will forever warm your hearts.
November 25, 2020
Sharon and Sherman you have my deepest condolences and prayers!
May God richly bless you and your family in this time of need!