Mary Lee Henderson went to be with The Lord on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at the age of 93. She was born on June 25, 1922 to Ruby Estelle and Christopher Columbus Foshee in Haughton, Louisiana. She was the second of four girls.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruby, her father, Christopher; her loving husband, Lonnie Preston Henderson; her sisters Joye Estelle Waldrip and Carolyn Ann Garcia; her son in law Michael Amador; her grandson Seann Preston Watson; her nephew Fredrick Fowle, her niece Becky Guevara.
She is survived by her son Larry Watson and wife Margarita of Malaga, Spain; her daughter Cynthia Henderson of Pasadena; her daughter Nancy Coffman and husband James of Stafford, Virginia; sister Kathy Smith and husband Bobby of Shreveport, Louisiana. She is also survived by her grandchildren Joel, Larry, Shaye, and Christopher. In addition she is survived by her granddogs Patches, Leo, Chloe, and Kamilah. She is survived by many nieces and nephews that she loved like her own.
Mary lived her life for The Lord. The last few years she spent her day reading her Bible. In her young adult years she spent time singing gospel music in a quartet. They traveled throughout the south singing at Signing Conventions. She loved tell stories about her experiences singing with the Blackwood Brothers on the radio. Whenever she and her sisters got together you could always expect to hear the four of them sing gospel music.
She was a devoted wife and mother to her three children. She made sure that they did not want for anything. She seldom bought things for herself because she would much rather buy for her children. Her house was the meeting place for all of the children in the neighborhood. She would watch them play and ensure their safety and many times would prepare picnic lunches for everyone. In the evenings all of the adults would bring their lawn chairs to our front yard and spend time talking and laughing together. Her son Larry joined the Air Force when he became old enough and spent many years away from home. She would be overjoyed when she knew that he was coming home for a visit.
She was a great cook. She never mastered the concept of cooking for four. When she cooked there was enough for the neighborhood. She was especially known for her famous breakfast that she made every Sunday and any time that company came to visit. She also enjoyed baking. There were always fresh cookies, cakes, and pies available. Holidays were always special. It was just difficult to find a place to sit at table because she would prepare so much food that you could not see the surface of the table.
She was a very loving person. She will be missed by many. We will all take comfort in knowing that she is in the presence of God, reuniting with those she loved who left before her.
The family will receive friends from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Wednesday, September 23, and the funeral service will be at 11:00am Thursday, September 24, officiated by Bro. Royce Measures, all held at Niday-Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena. Interment will follow at Grand View Memorial Park.