OBITUARY

Luther DeWayne Henderson, Jr.

June 13, 1924May 2, 2019
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Luther DeWayne Henderson, Jr. (emphatically known as L.D.) passed away on May 2, 2019 after a short bout with pneumonia. He was born in Meridian, Mississippi on Friday, June 13th, 1924 to Luther DeWayne Henderson, Sr. and Leslie Olivia Buchanan Henderson.

He grew up in Kemper County, Preston, Mississippi where he graduated from Lynville High School in 1942. After graduation, L.D. went to Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi, majoring in business.

L.D. was soon drafted into the army. He served in North Africa and in Italy as a Stevedore. After his discharge, L.D. returned to Mississippi and continued his education at “State,” graduating in August, 1948.

On February 14, 1948, L.D. married Mable Claire George of DeKalb, Mississippi. Together they had two children, Luther and Teresa.

In 1956, L.D and Mable Claire and family moved to Houston, Texas. L.D. worked at FedMart Corporation, Thermal Engineering and Food Services before opening up his CPA practice in 1965. L.D. thoroughly enjoyed working, finally retiring at the age of 85.

L.D. was a staunch Presbyterian. He and Mable Claire were founding members of John Knox Presbyterian Church. He was a member of Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church at the time of his death.

L.D. was a 33 degree Mason. He was a member of The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. He belonged to Lodge 1189 in Houston, Texas.

L. D. was an avid bowler. He bowled competitively well into his eighties. He loved gardening and was an excellent bridge player. In later life, L.D. mastered Sudoku and FreeCell.

Most of all, L.D. loved his family. He was married to Mable Claire for almost 69 years until her death in 2017. L.D. loved his children and adored his grandchildren.

L.D. was preceded in death by his parents, brother, sister and beloved wife, Mable Claire. He is survived by his son, Luther DeWayne Henderson, III and wife Catherine, daughter, Teresa Ruth Henderson Cunningham and husband, Terry, grand-daughter, Olivia Henderson Kirklin and husband John, grandson, Dewayne Henderson, grand-daughter, Claire Cunningham, grandson, John Henderson, numerous nieces and nephews and his 34 year old turtle, Fern.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Deacon’s Mercy Fund, in memory of L. D. Henderson, Jr., at www.cepc.org/give.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Dewayne Henderson
  • John Henderson
  • Raymond Lahti
  • Bobby Nelson
  • Dale Thompson
  • John Kirklin

Services

  • Visitation Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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Judy Helmer

May 21, 2019

LUTHER & FAMILY--I WAS SO SORRY TO LEARN OF L.D.'S PASSING, & WISH YOU AND THE FAMILY MY DEEPEST THOUGHTS AND SYMPATHY. YOU & YOUR DAD WERE OUR CPA FOR OVER 40 PLUS YRS & WE HAVE SHARED SO MANY HAPPY TIMES & SADLY, SEVERAL "SAD TIMES". IT'S NEVER EASY TO LOOSE ONE OF OUR LOVED ONE'S ESPECIALLY OUR PARENTS & I HOPE YOU AND THE FAMILY FIND COMFORT IN KNOWING HE'S NOW HOME IN HEAVEN WITH YOUR BELOVED MOTHER & ALL OF OUR LOVED ONE'S. GOD ONLY TAKES THE BEST, & HE'S CALLED L.D. HOME TO BE WITH HIM. WHAT A GREAT LIFE HE DID HAVE. THEY ARE HAVING "WAY TOO MUCH FUN IN HEAVEN, & I CAN'T WAIT TO JOIN THEM. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER L.D. ON ONE OF HIS "BAD DAY'S" & HOW HE'D BE RANTING ON & ON, & YOU & I WOULD "JUST SIT & LAUGH". SENDING YOU & YOUR FAMILY MY LOVE, THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. LOVE YA'LL, JUDY HELMER

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Olivia's Graduation - L. D. & Mable Claire with Olivia

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L.D. & Mable Claire

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L. D. & Mable Claire - North Carolina 1955

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L. D. & Mable Claire 1987

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L. D. & Mable Claire

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L. D. with Sushi in Preston MS

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L. D. with son Luther III

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L. D.

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L. D. in car with very young Luther

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Olivia's Graduation - L. D. & Mable Claire with Olivia

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L.D. & Mable Claire

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L. D. & Mable Claire - North Carolina 1955

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L. D. & Mable Claire 1987

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L. D. & Mable Claire

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L. D. with Sushi in Preston MS

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L. D. with son Luther III

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L. D.

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L. D. in car with very young Luther

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L. D. in one of his offices