Charles Henderson, Jr was born December 25, 1946 in Covington County Alabama to the late Brewton Henderson and the late Mae Pearl Henderson. He departed this life on February 26, 2021, at his residence in Elba, Alabama. At the age of 26 he joined the Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church and served faithfully until his death. He received his education through the public schools of Covington County. He was united in marriage on August 13, 1965 to Ollie Mims Henderson and to this union three children were born. He was employed with Dorsey Trailers in Elba, Alabama “as a welder” for thirty three years. After his retirement three years later he went to work for Outdoors Aluminum Incorporation in Geneva Alabama. After his finial retirement he continued gardening until his death. He was a loyal and faithful member at the Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He served as the Superintendent of Sunday School for over thirty years; also he was a member of the Male Choir, Laymen Department, Usher Board, Sr. Mission and was on the Deacon Board for many years. Deacon Henderson was a member, and the Vice-President for the Southeast District Singing Convention Building. He shall forever be remembered for his loyal commitment as the “Yard Marshall” at the Mulberry District Association Building. Every Sunday, the Sunday Morning Daily Bread aired on “WOPP” ‘radio station, where he loved spreading the gospel through words and songs. His love for singing was at heart; he sang with the Spiritual Five Gospel singing group and was the manager for over 20 years. He shall always be remembered for his transporting of goods such as watermelon, peas, okra, and etc. He had a great passion for gardening; this is why the song “Sow Good Seed” was his motto. In his spare time he loved watching old westerns, going to his grandchildren ballgames, exercising, and talking to people about the Lord. Leaving to cherish his precious memories is his loving wife, Ollie Mims Henderson, Elba, AL; (two daughters), Angela (Gale) Henderson, Opp, Al; Linda Henderson (Nate) Tillis, Kinston, AL; one son, Charles Alvin (Dawn) Henderson, Killeen, TX. five grandchildren, Marquez Henderson preceded him in death, Brandy Brannon, Jaquez Henderson, Kiara Henderson, and Christian Henderson. (Seven great grandchildren) Zy’Kerriya Henderson, Dada Stoudemire, Alvin O’Bryan Henderson, Cordell Henderson, Gabriel Henderson, Marshaun Henderson (Five sisters) Annie P. Siler (Arthur), Opp, Al; Martha Henderson, Elba, Al; three sisters preceded him in death, Annie Lee Campbell, Junie Mae Teague (Pledge), Mary Henderson Stoudemire (James). (Five) brothers preceded him in death, O.D. Brown (Jessie), Benjamin Henderson, Henry Henderson, Joe Henderson and Willie (Clara) Henderson and A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, friends, and the church congregation of the Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Deacon Charles Henderson was a willing vessel for God. He will be greatly missed for his willingness to serve the Lord.
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