Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home

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Lorene Henderson

January 27, 1921January 1, 2012

Lorene Bell was born January 27, 1921 in Pendleton, Texas to Albert Lloyd and Bethel Lee (Lemmons) Bell and graduated from Academy High School.

She married Ralph C. Henderson, Sr. on May 27, 1939 in the Oenaville Methodist parsonage by Reverend Boyd Kramer.

Mrs. Henderson passed away Sunday in a local nursing home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph, in January of 2005, two brothers, Edgar and Jim Bell, three sisters, Lillian Cummings, Alma Ree Wallace and Elwanda Fletcher.

Survivors include four sons, Clifton and Carol Henderson of Temple, Dave and June Henderson of Holland, Bill Henderson of Austin and Mike Henderson and Janice Senkosky of Bastrop; one daughter Rene and Craig Green of Rosebud; two sisters, Bethel Wallace of Belton and Joan Parmer of Wilson, TX; eleven grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Temple.

Funeral services for Lorene B. Henderson, 90, of Little River will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 5, 2012 at the First Baptist Church of Little River. The Rev. Robert Howe will officiate with burial to follow in the Wilson Valley Cemetery.

Words of comfort may be made at www.crawfordbowerstemple.com


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 4, 2012

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, January 5, 2012


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Celeste Helcel

January 6, 2012

One of the sweetest places I ever planted my feet was under the kitchen table of Lorene Henderson in Cyclone. Spending a night with Rene meant the early morning aroma of homemade biscuits and gravy and taking in all the warmth, grace, and love that permeated her home. It also meant enjoying her Mama's gospel song as she worked busily, and it meant NOT having to do the dishes afterward! Being a guest in the Henderson home when Rene's big brothers came home was another treat, for they would gather around the piano with their instruments and hold a wonderful sing-along.

I never could put my finger on the magic that caused me to love being in the Henderson home. Then the Lord rescued me and soundly converted my heart to Christ in 1987--and I learned that what I had experienced all those years ago was the genuine love of Jesus Christ! Mrs. Henderson was one of only a couple of godly influences in my early childhood. She personified the Proverbs woman who "looks well to the way of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness" as she cooked, cleaned, sewed, and gardened for her family.

She gave me a very special life-long friend in Rene, who has been more like a sister to me. And she gave her family the most priceless gift--a legacy of godliness. You have indeed been a blessed family.

My love and sympathy,
Celeste Wilde Helcel

Curtis & Betty Deaver

January 5, 2012

Lorene was a very special person that we loved very much She gave much pleasure with her music. I know she will be missed.
Curtis and Betty Deaver

Diane Dossett

January 4, 2012

Rene and Family - you are all in my thoughts and prayers. She was a wonderful, wonderful lady!