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Lindsey Funeral Homes

473 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA

OBITUARY

Henry Leon Whitelow

October 15, 1943October 13, 2019

Henry Leon Whitelow, 75, passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 13, 2019. He was born on October 15, 1943 to the late Junious and Goldie Scott Whitelow.

Henry was very active in the community and served on numerous committees with great pleasure. He was a lifelong member of John Wesley United Methodist Church where he served as lay leader for many years. He was dedicated to the ministry of serving the Lord in so many ways. Always a willing worker.

Several years have passed since Henry retired from his position as Director of Juvenile Court. There he learned to love and foster many children.

He is survived by two sons, Stacey Whitelow and Theodore Whitelow both of Harrisonburg; a brother, Lester Whitelow of Clinton, MD, and sisters, Linda Ferrell and Jennifer Stewart both of Harrisonburg; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held 1 pm, Monday, October 21, 2019 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg, with Rev. Wilma White officiating. Visitation time will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, October 21, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 21, 2019

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Elaine Blakey

October 25, 2019

Standing with you during your time of bereavement of your beloved Family Member, Henry Leon Whitelow. He was so special and full of faith and love for his fellowman. We worshipped together for a period and he was a pillar of his Church and I can't imagine it without him. We always had great conversations, good laughs and sharing of the shut-in we had visited and bringing each other up to date. One very Special Gentleman, Henry Whitelow, as a big Man with a Golden Heart !! May he rest in Eternal Peace..

Lewis Bagwell

October 20, 2019

Henry you are a gentle giant of a man you my friend will be missed please accept my condolences

Betty Dixon

October 20, 2019

Dear Family and Friends of Henry,
I had the pleasure of working with Henry during his leadership of the 25th CSU, I was a young bureacrat unsure of his large, reserved presence but soon appreciated his extremely large heart, the respect his staff gave enthusiastically, and the genuine concern he felt for youth and his staff. He made me laugh, while challenging that which made little sense. I will miss his light.
Love and Peace Henry,
Betty

Jim Rankin

October 18, 2019

To the Family Henry Whitelow,
I have know Henry for well over 50 years first as he was a schoolmate of an older cousin (William "Butch" Curry); then as both a felIow and retired Court Service Unit Director to now seeing and working with him in the community. I enjoyed Henry's dry sense of humor and willingness to foster community and collaboration--he will be missed . Please know that I and my family pray for your strength in the days ahead and that the peace and comforted HE promises will be yours . Jim Rankin

Bob Bradner

October 18, 2019

I was a fellow CSU Director with Henry. I never heard him say a great deal, but when he spoke up it was always to advocate for the best interest of our kids and not to toe the bureaucratic line. I appreciated that in Henry. He's one of us who will leave the world a bit poorer by his passing. "Go rest high up on that mountain......"

Bob


Joann Grayson

October 18, 2019

When Henry was at the Juvenile Court, he served as one of the on-site supervisors for the internship program that I created at JMU. He was a fine professional and he provided excellent training to our students. I was sad when he retired as he was easy to work with and I enjoyed our association in joint supervision of students. He will be remembered in the community as someone who contributed time and expertise. My condolences to the family.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY