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Mary Nell Henderson

FORT WORTH — Mary Nell Henderson passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, at the age of 83.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, in Brown, Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel. Interment: Mary will be laid to rest with her beloved husband, Walter Henderson, in Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Katy Relay for Life or to Houston Hospice.
Mary was born July 24, 1932, to the Rev. M.E. and Marie Brinkley in Cleburne. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and a longtime member of Handley Assembly of God Church. She loved quilting, spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren and was also known for her cake-decorating expertise.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; and her beloved husband, Walter Henderson.
Survivors: Sons, Richard Henderson and wife, Victoria Prescott, Dennis Henderson and wife, Leslye, David Henderson and wife, Ying, Jeffrey Henderson and wife, Julie, and Gregg Henderson and wife, Pam; daughter, Jennifer Henderson; brothers, Marshall Brinkley and Charles Brinkley; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many friends.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Lea Ann Weisbruch

    Peace and joy for her travel home!

  2. Nelda Hinkle Thigpenn

    To the family of Mary Nell,

    Mary Nell was a lovely person and what every Mother should be. She brought joy with her and a smile that could light up a room You children were truly blessed.

  3. So sorry for your loss. Mary fought a very good fight and never gave up or lost faith. I was at MDA with my wife last year and Mary came to visit her there while she was battling herself. She prayed with Karen and gave her so much hope. She was an angel on earth and will truly be missed.

  4. Richard, I am so sorry about your Mother’s death.
    I will see you on Sat at the party, and we will celebrate our Mothers.
    Virginia Carter

  5. Ernst & Tineke, Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Our deepest condoleances with the lost of your mother, mother in law and grandmother,
    that she will rest in peace. May the Lord give you all comfort, she’s in heaven now with her Savior.

  6. Kevin and Kim Kish

    We loved our grandmother and enjoyed our visits with her very much.

  7. Deacon Don & Sherry Burns

    Mary Nell was a fabulous lady, smart, funny, and full of faith! What a joy to know her. She left you a wonderful legasey. Please know that all of you are in our prayers as you grieve the liss of your mothers presence on earth….. But she is rejoicing in the arms of her Savior!
    Deacon Don and Sherry Burns

  8. Sonia Viquez Chaverri

    Mucho cariño para toda la familia Henderson, siento mucho la partida de su señora Madre. Hoy es una día de mucha alegría saber q existe un Ángel q va adornar y brillar en el cielo. Un abrazo especial y muy fuerte, saludes Doña Yolanda Calderon, Javier Gamboa Calderon, Sonia Viquez Chaverri, Javier y Andrés Gamboa Viquez

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