Louise Odom Henderson
May 8, 1923 – January 2, 2020
Vera Louise Odom Henderson, age 96, born May 8, 1923 in Pensacola, Florida, passed away at her residence January 2, 2020.
Daughter of J.A. and Nellie Pace Odom, she was preceded in death by both parents, 2 sisters and 2 brothers and her loving husband of 68 years. Survived by 1 sister, Thelma Myers, daughters Sharon and her spouse Bill Alsup of Columbia,Tennessee and Judy Henderson of Tallahassee, Florida, 6 Grandchildren, Shannin (Nikohl) Alsup; Matthew (Mechilli) Alsup; Jeremy Alsup; Shannon Marie (Matt) Smith; Louisa (Chris) Williams and Jordan (Lauren) Marlowe. 9 Great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Louise met her future husband, Wallace, in a high school biology class. They married in 1942 in Pensacola, FL and after several moves made their way to Tallahassee, FL in 1948. During their 71 years in Tallahassee they lived in only two homes.
A life-long member of the Church of Christ she enjoyed many causes and hobbies. She was a true Dorcas providing clothing to school children and adults alike. She used her many talents to help others. After moving to Tallahassee she remained a stay at home Mom and even though she didn't have a paying job, she used her sewing talents to earn her own money to buy gifts for Dad.
Louise loved flowers and grew orchids, entering them in shows and winning ribbons. She was a Brownie Scout and Girl Scout leader teaching young girls special skills. A Bible schoolteacher of children and adult women's classes, she truly loved teaching God's word to all ages.
To know Louise was to love her and she loved you right back. Rest well, Mother, out of pain and with the ones you love the best...Jesus and Wallace.
In keeping with her wishes and at her request, in lieu of flowers please make donations to:
Tennessee Children’s Home
PO Box 10 Springhill, TN 37174
MeridianWoods Church of Christ
Ukraine Feed the Children
- Visitation Saturday, January 4, 2020
- Funeral Service Sunday, January 5, 2020
Louise Odom Henderson
January 3, 2020
Louise Henderson was an incredible lady. Wallace and Louise were dear friends of my parents so I have known her almost my entire life. She was my Sunday school teacher when I was a kid – – and WOW was she a great teacher. I don’t know anything that Louise could not do and everything she did was done with such perfection and expertise. I always looked forward to seeing her on each of my return trips to Tallahassee. Her two wonderful daughters are a great tribute to her and I pray that God will comfort them in their loss. Jim Carr