OBITUARY

Louise Mae Henderson

January 28, 1936February 15, 2012

Louise Mae Henderson, age 76, passed away at home with her family by her side, in Hampton, VA on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born on January 28, 1936 in Garrison, WV and was a resident of Hampton for many years. Louise attended the Church of God in Newport News and served as its church secretary for 25 years. She was also a choir member, Sunday school teacher, and she served on the Finance Committee. Lou had a great host of friends and was loved by everyone she came in touch with.

Louise is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Ollie Kernel; brothers, Raymond Kernel and Frank W. Kernel; and sister, Mamie Young. She is survived by her former husband, Jack Henderson; son, Rob Henderson (Teresa) and his former wife, Dody Doughty (Mike); daughter, Debra Reed; grandsons, Nick Henderson (Jennifer), Chris Henderson, Josh Henderson, Joseph Bunting (Stacy Auman), Michael Bunting (Natalie), and Jonathan Spikes; great-grandsons, Joseph Bunting, Brayden Bunting, and Colton Hudgins, and one on the way; step-grandchildren, Stuart Blau, Drew Blau, Logan Woods, Kassidy Woods; step-great-grandchildren, Jenna Blau and Harley Blau; sisters, Jeri Anderson of Lynchburg and Genne Smith of Ohio and Jane Kernel of Florida; brother, Carl Kernel of Hampton; sisters-in-law, Marg and Shelby Kernel of Hampton; best friend and companion, Paul Eure; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Friday, February 17, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A celebration of Louise's life will be held Saturday, February 18, at 11:00 a.m. at Parkview Church of God, 1116 Briarfield Road in Newport News. Interment will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park.

The family would like to thank the many people of the Parkview Church of God and family and friends for their support in supplying food, cards, phone calls, and above all, their prayers. The family would also like to thank Heartland Hospice for their kind and loving care of Louise during her illness.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 17, 2012
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, February 18, 2012
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Louise Mae Henderson

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Sharon Hammer

February 24, 2012

I failed to sign my last note, so I will repeat it. When my sister, Virginia Eure passed away, my dear brother-in-law was a lost soul. Lou came into his life and brought him joy, and helped restore him. She was a lovely Christian lady, and she will be greatly missed!

Odes & Sylvia Bolin

February 21, 2012

Lou was a great friend and will be greatly missed! Rob, Deb, Paul, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters, brother, and all the family is in our continual prayers.

Pam Back

February 20, 2012

Deb and Rob....God didn't promise that it would always be easy, but He did promise a hand to hold during the hard times. Hold tight to His hand and allow Him to help at this time. May He keep in now and in the coming days. You mom, and our dear friend, is at Home with Him now awaiting your arrival. And for her special Buddy...you were a light in her life as she was yours. Hold fast to her wonderful memories...and you will have the "first dance" on the Streets of Glory with your partner. Love to you all. Pam Back

Michael Bunting

February 20, 2012

Looked up at the sky today and thought about maw maw. Going to be some tuff Holidays coming up. Keep my mom and Rob in your prayers.

February 20, 2012

When my sister died, my broter-in-law, Paul, was a lost soul. Lou came into his life and brought love and life back to him. I will always love her for this. She was a wonderful Christian Lady, who was the ultimate example of Christianity!

Debra Nair

February 19, 2012

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February 19, 2012

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February 19, 2012

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Debra Nair

February 19, 2012