Florence Marie Henshaw

August 11, 1919December 13, 2012

"Time has hushed your contemplating, You have ended hesitating, Go now, dear Mother…. For lonely is your Love, long waiting…. Just for you to come. "

On Thursday, December 13, 2012, our Mother, Florence Marie, joined her true love, our Father Fred, in eternal life in the Kingdom of Heaven. She was born on August 11, 1919, in St. Louis, Mo., of Welsh and Native American ancestry to Lawrence Avery and Marie Genevieve Blackwell. She lived most of her life in Houston, TX. In her youth she was a proud member of the Black Battalion drill squad of Sam Houston High School, and graduated in 1938 from the new Stephen F. Austin High School. In her adult life she was employed by HISD, retiring as Secretary of Jesse H. Jones High School in 1975. She was a member of the congregation of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and also belonged to St. Martha's Guild. Florence Marie is survived by her daughter, Barbara Cash and husband Tommy, and her son, Ronald Henshaw and wife Linda; by 6 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Her request for cremation and internment in the same resting place as her husband will be honored by her family. A memorial service will be held for her in the Chapel of Angels, Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery at 10:30 a.m., Friday, December 21, 2012.The family extends thanks to Windsong Nursing Home, Pearland, TX., and to the Dr.'s and staff of Memorial Hermann Hospital SE for their loving care.

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith……. II Timothy; v. 7


  • Memorial Service Friday, December 21, 2012

Florence Marie Henshaw

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Melodie McGregor

December 26, 2012

Ms. Flo was one of our most FAVORITE residents at Windsong. We ALWAYS ended our visits in what used to be Mr. Fred's room, and then became Ms. Flo's room. We enjoyed her so much, we just spent extra time with her. We would always celebrate their anniversary in April and had a great time eatting mini cupcakes. We loved Ms. Flo so very much and our visits to Windsong will NEVER be the same. I am glad though, that she and Mr. Fred are back together! (probably surrounded by all kinds of pets) Just wanted to say that she was such a beautiful lady, inside and out and we and our dogs (especially Jade), will miss her immensely!
Sagemont Church Pet Ministry

December 19, 2012

I love you Mamaw. I will never forget all of the wonderful times I had with you & Paps.

Chris Henshaw

December 15, 2012

Collecting cats in Heaven
We love you

Chris Henshaw

December 15, 2012

Collecting cats in Heaven.
We love you.
Chris,Andrea ,Killian

Barb Lindberg

December 14, 2012

God Speed Mrs. Florence. Say hello to Mr. Fred for all of us. Missy and I will surely miss you.