Obituary of Bessie L Henderson
Bessie Henderson was born to Mattie Monroe and Simon Henderson in Dundee, Florida, on March 7 1955.
She was predeceased by her parents: Simon and Mattie Henderson, siblings: Theodore Lamb, Herbert Ray, Larry Henderson, Carrie Henderson, and Evelyn Boland.
She is survived by her son, Ryan Lemmon, Special longtime friend- Arthur Lemmon. Also leaves to cherish her memory: Six Grandchildren -Sharya Mcbrya, Isaiah Ingram, Zyan Jones, Addisen Roberts, Zakari Lemmon, Stevenson Za'Rya Venison. Auntie: Sarah Monroe, Siblings: Ernestine Dickerson, Gwen Owes, Wilhelmina, Herman, Vanessa, Henry, Roy, Gregory, Doreen, Gloria, and Roslyn Henderson and several loving relatives.
She was raised in Dundee, Florida until her parent relocated to Marion, NY. She attended school in Marion and Williamson, NY. She graduated from Madison High School, Rochester, NY. Sometime after graduating High School she resided in Philadelphia, Pa for several years.
During Ryan’s toddler years she relocated back to Rochester, NY where she worked at the YMCA Daycare as an assistant teacher and cashier at Wegmans supermarket. During the mid-1990’s she relocated to Washington, DC. On November 9, 1998 she became a member at First Baptist Church, of Minnesota Ave, Washington, DC, serving on the culinary committee. While in DC she was employed at Four Eyes Optical and Super Shuttles. In the year of 2005, she relocated to Dundee, Florida to care for her elderly mother. While living in Florida she worked for Polk County School Board. She was an active member at Friendship Missionary Baptist church, Dundee Fla and served on the Women’s Ministry and Culinary Committee.
She was known for continuing the legacy of our family unity from both her parents’ families. She enjoyed shopping, sewing, craft making, and playing cards. Also, Washington, DC she also took great delight in helping friends, and church members celebrate the most memorable moments of their life’s. Just to name a few activities: serving the beavered families by writing and printing Obituaries, Christmas cards, and Wedding or Party invitation.
Bessie traveled through life meeting stranger who become friends, growing and bonding in ways we would never image. Bessie touched many lives with laughter, love and blessings. Now, she will be missed but we know that she will LIVE IN OUR HEARTS always.
Friends and family are invited to call 10:00am-12:00pm, Friday, November 1st, 2019 at Redeem Bethel COGIC, 4496 NY-104, East Williamson, NY 14589. Where her Funeral Service will start promptly at 12:00pm. Interment in Lakeview Cemetery in Pultneyville. Local arrangements entrusted to Norton Funeral Home, Sodus, NY. Condolences may be expressed at www.hsnorton.com
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