Mary Henderson

Obituary of Mary Katherine Henderson

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Born on December 3, 1946 in Jackson, Mississippi, Mary Katherine Henderson, a loving mother and cherished grandmother, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the age of 77 years old. Mary graduated from Murrah High School in 1965 and from Mississippi College in 1969 with a degree in Education. After graduation, she also attained her Masters and Specialist degree in Education. She began her teaching career shortly thereafter and taught all elementary grades throughout her 38 years teaching in Jackson Public Schools as well as 7 years at Jackson Academy. Some of her most valuable, lifelong friendships were formed with her fellow teachers, former students and parents of students, which she cherished. Mary is survived by her son, Ryan Henderson (Leanna) of Madison, MS. She was a source of strength, guidance and wisdom throughout her life and they shared many great memories together. Ryan was the light of Mary’s life until June 18, 2013 when her only grandchild, Annie Katherine Henderson, was born. If there was one thing that could make “Kat” retire, it was the opportunity to help take care of Annie during her childhood. They loved laughing together, running errands, playing school and going fishing in the neighborhood pond. Mary really loved watching Annie play soccer. “Kat” had a lasting influence on Annie and will truly be missed. Mary was preceded in death by her parents James Veachel Lawson and Lula Lawson. Mary took great pride in the friendships she cultivated throughout her life. She was always looking for ways to make her friends feel loved either by cooking for them, buying them a thoughtful gift, taking them to doctor’s appointments, or planning a day trip to one of her favorite Mississippi cities. She would beam with pride anytime she ran into a former student which happened quite frequently given the number of students she taught during her 45 year career. Mary was known for her kindness, generosity and devotion to her family. She never hesitated to help those in need. Mary leaves a lasting legacy of love and compassion to her friends and family. The Henderson family would like offer a special thanks to Mary’s personal caregivers, Ina Anderson, Jeanette Johnson and Tracey Williamson, for the loving support and devotion they gave to Mary during her illness. Thanks also to Pax hospice for their care over the past few months. Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 8, from 10-11 at Natchez Trace Funeral Home. The funeral service will begin at 11:00 in the Natchez Trace Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will take place immediately following the service at the Natchez Trace Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to Webster Animal Shelter (525 Post Oak Road, Madison, MS 39110), in honor of Mary’s memory.
Saturday
8
June

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, June 8, 2024
Natchez Trace Funeral Home
759 Hwy 51
Madison, Mississippi, United States
601-898-8565
Saturday
8
June

Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, June 8, 2024
Natchez Trace Funeral Home Chapel
759 Hwy 51
Madison, Mississippi, United States
601-898-8565
Saturday
8
June

Interment

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Saturday, June 8, 2024
Natchez Trace Memorial Park Cemetery
759 Highway 51
Madison, Mississippi, United States
601-898-8565
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