Shawn Denise Henry

March 1, 1972December 20, 2013
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Shawn Denise Henry passed away December 20, 2013. She was born in San Diego, CA on March 1, 1972 to Samuel and Cassandra Dix. Shawn grew up in Grand Prairie, TX and graduated from South Grand Prairie High School. She was a true “Warrior”. On her 18th birthday, March 1, 1990 she married the love of her life Matthew Tyrone Henry Sr. They moved to Arlington, TX and began their family. Shawn graduated from Everest College and was a Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant. Shawn was a strong woman who enjoyed the more simple life and relaxing. She was content watching her shows; CSI New York, Wheel of fortune and Family Feud while eating her Munchos. A faithful wife and loving mother, she always told her sons “I love you” whenever they left the house. One of her favorite sayings was “you reap what you sow.” She enjoyed getting her hair done and liked to read and write. Shawn was also the Vice President of Upward Bound, which both of her sons were involved in, and the Treasurer of Alpha Ambassadors. A completely lovable person, she was also part of the Breast Cancer Awareness Association.Shawn is preceded in death by her husband Matthew Tyrone Henry, Sr.; mother Sandra Dix; sister Kimberly Dix and brother Tyrone Dix. She leaves to cherish her memory: (Sons) Matthew Henry, Jr., Marcus Henry; (Father) Samuel Dix; (Mother In-Law) Connice Gamble (Sisters) Marva Dix, Melva Sanchez; (Sister in laws) Shontell Gamble, Sonja Henry; (Brother) Patrick Dix; (Brother in laws) Michael Gamble, Fred Henry, Isaac Sanchez and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.


  • Visitation Monday, December 23, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 23, 2013

Shawn Denise Henry

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Marcus Henry

March 20, 2014

Mommy I miss you everyday, I wish you was here with me and Matthew. I know you and Dad are watching over us everyday. I promise I will make you proud of me and Matthew. I Love You Your Son Marcus D. Henry

Rachael Garcia (Beesinger)

January 18, 2014

Praying for the family and friends. Shawn was beautiful inside and out. May the Lord watch over her family. You will dearly missed!

Laura Krieger-Dimery

January 17, 2014

My heart goes out to her family. I know their heartache. God bless you all.

cathy brittain

December 31, 2013

Shawn, You are in Heaven where God needed you more than we do. You are with all your loved ones who left before you did. You are now truly happy and healthy. Say hello to my son, Patrick! We will never ever forget your sweet sprit.

Renee McCollins

December 30, 2013

Shawn you will truly be missed. I will always remember your smile that lit up a room and your robust laughter. You gave your all in everything you did. Marcus and Matthew were blessed to have such a wonderful mom who loved and supported them. You did an awesome job raising them and they will continue to make you smile as you watch over them from heaven. Your spirit and positive role modeling touched many lives. It is time for you to rest with no more suffering.

Pamela McCollins

December 30, 2013

Our prayers are with you, Marcus and Matthew.
The McCollins

Dorene Gregg

December 27, 2013

I miss and love you my sister; but I thank GOD that you are at peace, now. I promise to keep your young men in my prayers.

Lisa Lamrock

December 26, 2013

You will be missed by all at JPS, FHC and the pool staff. We love and miss you tons already!!
Lisa Lamrock

Niki Owens

December 24, 2013

Shawn was an amazing woman and mother. I truly enjoyed getting to know her. She leaves a wonderful legacy that I know Matthew and Marcus will live up to. She will be missed. RIP

Lashonda Davenport

December 24, 2013

As the former Alpha Ambassador Club, Parent Support Group President, I was more than fortunate working with a mother who shared a vision concerning our youth and her smiling son, Marcus.

Lashonda Davenport