Mildred "Lois" Henshaw

November 25, 1927May 24, 2015

Mildred “Lois” Henshaw, 87, passed Sunday, May 24, 2015 after a brief illness at Hospice Ministries, Ridgeland.

Visitation will be held 10:00am-12:00pm, Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. Graveside services will follow at 12:30pm in the Sinai Cemetery in Florence.

She was born Friday, November 25, 1927 in Jackson, a daughter of the late Willis Gentry Long and Mildred Thomas Long.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands, Samuel David Byrd in 1956, James Emmett Adams in 1974 and Harold W. Henshaw in 2014; daughters, Nancy Byrd in 1954 and Olivia Ann Adams Pickler in 2014; and brother, James Willis “Carroll” Long in 1980.

She is survived by children, Pat Ard (James) of Flowood, Linda Kay Byrd of Flowood, Kenneth L. Byrd (Donna) of Ridgeland, Collie Howard (Larry) of Madison and Marc Henshaw (Marty) of Brandon; brother, Donald C. Long (Bobbie) of Pearl; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Henshaw was formerly employed by the City of Jackson Police Department as a crossing guard for Forest Hill High School. She was also employed with several women’s clothing stores in the Jackson area where she enjoyed assisting clients, and did some modeling.

Mom, Pops and Linda Kay enjoyed spending time between their homes in Ridgeland and Hot Springs Village, AR. They were very active in the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Lions Club, along with volunteering at St. Joseph Memorial in Hot Springs.

The family would like to thank Dr. Michael Houge and associates with Premiere Medical Clinic, Dr. Alex Haick and associates with Surgical Clinic Associates, along with the excellent staff of Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, SICU and 5 North, and Hospice Ministries of Ridgeland. Better care could not have been had during her recent illness.

Memorials may be made to Mustard Seed, 1085 Luckney Rd., Brandon, MS 39047 or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 26, 2015
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Mildred "Lois" Henshaw

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Melissa Shive

May 26, 2015

Grandma will be greatly missed. She was a wonderful kind and sweet lady. Prayers for everyone today.

The Staff of Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home

May 24, 2015

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.