Jessie James Henry Jr.

November 27, 1944May 17, 2014
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Jessie James Henry, Jr. was the second child of six children born to Ardella Henry and Jesse James Henry. He was born on November 27, 1944, in Rayville, Louisiana. He attended Midway Elementary School, Dana Jr. High School, Point Loma High School, and graduated from Lincoln High School, all of San Diego, CA. As a child he united with Mt. Erie Baptist Church and was baptized during his youth by the Late Rev. Moses Haywood. During his later years he served faithfully at Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, San Bernardino, as a Deacon, choir member, teacher, and supporter of the educational building fund. He fellowshipped with the Lord daily through activities at the church. His health did not stop him from serving. He established and organized an online prayer warrior network making sure all family members, friends, church family and acquaintances received daily praises, and prayer request. He became a living testimony at the VA Hospital.

He was a faithful, kind, and loving father of Jesse James III, William Edward and Christopher DePaul. Although he had an enormous amount of love for all, his focus was on his family and God. He did everything to keep them together. He was a faithful son, brother, father, uncle, grandfather and friend. Jessie enjoyed fishing, modeling, hunting, coaching youth sports, bowling and lifting the spirits of those around him by telling jokes, singing, and dancing. After graduating from High School, Jessie enlisted and served in the U.S. Air Force. He retired as a Master Sergeant after 27 years of active duty. While serving he was a member of the Darby’s Rangers Drill Team and the Air Force Boxing Team. After military service he worked for the U.S. Postal Service, the Veterans Administration Hospital (retired from) and the U.S. Census in the year of 2000 and 2010.

Jessie was preceded in death by his father Jesse James Henry and two brothers, Earnest E. Henry (Dirty) and Eugene Henry (Snooch). He leaves to cherish his memory his loving mother, Ardella Henry, of San Diego, California; sons, Jesse James III (Toni), of Fontana, California, William Edward (Amanda), of Dubai, Christopher DePaul (Cherita), of Hesperia, California, sister, Dorothy Patterson (Kirkland); brothers, Hakim Alaji (Khalada); and Sylvester. Jesse will be missed by his 10 grandchildren: Tatyana, William Jr., Akosua, Christopher Jr., Qmarion, Nahj, Niyahn, Damarea, Damaji, Samadhi; his 17 nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and a host of other relatives and friends.


  • Visitation Monday, May 26, 2014
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Jessie James Henry Jr.

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Kara Koren

August 21, 2014

I was so sad to learn of Jesse's passing. He fought a long hard battle. I hope and pray his final days were peaceful and pain free. A beautiful man with a beautiful heart. It was wonderful having him as a friend for so many years. RIP dear man. You deserve it.

Annie Warren

May 25, 2014

To my Beloved cousin my, Who fought the good fight of faith, and has finish his course and kept the faith, wherefore a crown of righteous is laid up for him. I love you cousin Jesse henry I will miss Talking to you on the phone and your encouraging e-mail which I have kept. I keep on reading because you sent so many and they will see me throught as I read them love you much your cousin Annie.

Aisha Johnson

May 25, 2014

It was a pleasure to have met and known this man Mr. Jesse James Henry Jr. I remember meeting him when my mother and stepfather got married and he was a great man! We didn't get to see him much but when we did see him at family gatherings it was a pleasure and he was so nice, caring, and loving and a joy to be around! We love him and will miss him dearly. May you rest in peace Jesse Henry Jr.(Grandpa!!!) with love Aisha Johnson and Family

paul thomas

May 23, 2014

Coach henry words could never express what u've meant too me in life. You were a part of my life since me and chris were in kindergarten. I remember we would always look forward too the weekends for you too pick us up from school and rent us video games and get us pizza and then early Saturday mornings you would take us fishing. Your the person that taught how relaxing fishing is as a past time. I also remember you teaching us the most important things in life were god,family and friends. As we became teenagers I realized what you meant by that as the streets tested me and chris's friendship plenty of times. But I could always hear ur voice saying your nothing without God,family and friends. And I'm honored too have been a part of your life and what you did for the youth of rialto. You will never be forgotten. Until I see you on the other side much love coach. R.I.p

Stacey Woodson

May 23, 2014

R.WG. Mr Henry to my brothers you r in my thoughts and prayer love ya all u will be miss!

Markiesha Harris

May 23, 2014

My condolences to every you have touch Mr. Henry, no more pain, even though you will be truly missed, your memory will always live on.....

Patty Aponte-Anderson

May 23, 2014

May eternal light shine upon you. .. God bless you n hold your family in his arms.

Chris Judkins

May 23, 2014

"Mr. Henry, Mr. Henry" You will definitely be missed and never forgotten! It was always good talking with you. You watched a lot of us kids from the neighborhood grow up. And always had a message to stir us in the right direction for adulthood. Thank You! I am proud to be your son's bestfriend/brother. You two are my family. You were always there to be found right on Palm street. You were the first one who ever took me fishing, too! I will see you when i get there. You put up a good fight. God wants you home now. Peace be unto you...

William Henry

May 23, 2014

It is good to know that your earthly battles have concluded, and that the almighty has your eternal soul in the center of his will. As you essence is with all the greats who preceded us, may your time with the Father, his Son, the apostles, and all the disciples fulfill you.

aka "Queen"

May 23, 2014

Uncle Jesse, God smiled on you :) You made it and I love you and I know I will see you again one day. You did good !!!