Robert E. (Bobby) Henderson, Jr.
Bobby Henderson, 66, a lifelong resident of Ridgeland went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 7, 2017. Visitation will take place Tuesday, July 11, 2017, between 10-11 a.m. at Natchez Trace Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will follow after the visitation at Natchez Trace Memorial Park Cemetery.
Bobby was born May 06, 1951 in Jackson, MS., to the late Eric & Eula Lee Henderson. He was a driver for MS Blood Services for twenty years, carrying lifesaving blood all over the state of MS. Bobby initiated “It’s not the miles we drive, it’s the lives we save” which is the motto for MS Blood Services, but Mr. Henderson truly believed in that and enjoyed helping people in need. He was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church in Ridgeland where he loved singing from the Cokesbury Hymnal and serving as a greeter and usher. Bobby liked to take walks and he enjoyed watching baseball especially the New York Yankees. He was a good man who had a heart of gold and cared deeply about his faith, friends, and most importantly his family.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Eric and Eula Lee Tucker Henderson, grandparents, Syl and Myrtle Henderson, and Bryan and Eula Tucker. He is survived by his two sisters, Betty Rita Self and her husband William of Starkville, MS, and Diane Walker and her husband PB of Madison, MS., two nieces, two nephews, two great nieces and two great nephews.
The family requested Memorials be made to First United Methodist Church of Ridgeland, 234 West Jackson St. Ridgeland, MS, 39157.
Bro. Rusty White will officiate the service.