May 30, 1949 Lake Providence East Carroll Parish Louisiana, USA
Sep. 16, 2009 Lake Providence East Carroll Parish Louisiana, USA
IZENA'S LIFE AND LEGACY
For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house made with hands, eternal in the heaven. 1 Corinthians 5:1
A TIME TO BE BORN
Izena M. Henderson was born to the late Oliver L. Marshall, Sr. and Ethel Mae Foley on May 30, 1949 in Lake Providence, LA.
A TIME FOR SALVATION
She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior in 1961 and united with the Mt. Zion M.B. Church, under the pastorate of the late Reverend C.R. Redden.
A TIME TO LOVE
She was united in holy matrimony to the late Deacon Dan Henderson on September 19, 1972.
A TIME TO WORK
She was a 1967 graduate of G.W. Griffin High School, and wore many hats while working on various jobs including:caring for the elderly, teachers' aide, nurse assistant, housekeeping and etc.
A TIME TO DIE
During the early morning hours, around 5:45 a.m. Wednesday, September 16, 2009, God called her home.
CHERISHING HER MEMORIES
Adopted Family: The Murray's Extended Family: Mt. Zion Members Mother: Ethel Mae Foley Mama: Consewilla Mayfield Reed Other Mother: Jessie Louise Cooper Sons: Kerrington V. Marshall(Gwen) Joey Marshall(LaSharon) Dominic Henderson Martin Henderson(Jenny) Roger Henderson Alonzelee Henderson(Ida) Other Children: Percy and Linda Threats Brothers: Walter Foley(Eddie Mae) Leartrice Hawkins(Vernie) Lyndon Marshall(Julie) Oliver Marshall, Jr.(Alice) Bishop C.H. Murray(Eletha) Sisters: Rosie Armstrong(Solomon) Cedonia Bland Rosie Brown Gail Henderson Felton Alice Foley Veola Haley(Wesley) Eunice Hawkins Mayola Marshall Tina Palmer Tangie Marshall Lewis(Frank) Vera Porter Vanessa Foley Whitty(Willie) Geneva Williams Uncles: George Marshall(Elizabeth) MacArthur Marshall(Mary) Aunts: Brenda Marshall Miller(Larry) Jackie Marshall Pearl Marshall Special Nephews: Erwin Foley Kewan Foley Godchildren: Arthur Christopher Brown Dana Carter Everett Halley Cidney Harvey Willie Hopkins Zachairria Powell and Siblings Seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
SORRY I HAD TO LEAVE YOU
Sorry I had to leave in a sudden kind of way but I had a friend to say, He needed me today. I didn't have time to call or even say Good-bye because this friend of mine, was in a hurry so, I did not even try. I knew you would understand cause that's the way you are. Don't wait up, and please don't cry besides, did you hear me say "Good-bye"?
I WILL ALWAYS BE WITH YOU-TO MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS
The day has come to say goodbye, Hold your head up, try not to cry. I am not gone for good, You will see me again. I have gone home to my Father where my life just began. Don't ever think the Lord is being unfair, He tried to make everyone aware. When I was born into this world, I was not your own, my life with you was only a loan. I have graduated from earth with the highest degree. I majored in life and death, now I am free. Accept my last certificate with honor, and be proud of me. Always remember, this was meant to be. I love all of you, and I know you love me, I will always be with you spiritually. You have been there for me, now I must travel alone, I will be waiting to greet you, when it's your time to come home. "IZENA"
FAREWELL TO MY FAMILY
Mae, My Mother: God doesn't put any more on you than you can bear, so he is with you and I know that he cares.
Conswella, My Mama: Don't cry for me, please be strong, you'll be sad for just a little while, but not for very long.
Jessie Cooper, My Other Mom: I want you to make preparations every day, then you will be ready to come my way.
Joey, My Son: Wipe away all of your tears, because God has really blessed me and gave me a lot of years.
Dominic and Kerry, My Sons: I've grown very tired, and I really need my rest, you already know that God only wants the best.
Pastor, My Brother: May you forever know, that my love is always with you, wherever you may go.
Erwin and Kewan, My Special Boys: I know that this is hard for you, but PLEASE put God first in all that you do.
Alice, Annette, Gail, Mayola, Tangie & Vera My Sisters:Just look upon me with a smile, and thank God that I was with you for just a little while.
Cedonia, Eunice, Geneva, Rose, Rosie, Tina & Veola, My Other Sisters: Please don't sit there and cry for me, for I am resting in Peace, can't you see?
Leartrice, Lyndon, Oliver, Jr.,Toney and Walter, My Brothers: Brothers you will always be, because you meant the whole wide world to me.
To My Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren, and Godchildren: Go on and cry if you must, just please remember one thing, "IN GOD WE TRUST".
To My In-Laws, Uncles, Aunts, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends: I've already run my race, now I am ready to see my Savior's face.
I have left you in His hand, although some of you just might not understand. I am now safe in Heaven's care. My love is with you , though you don't see me there. Just remember my struggles, tears and pain, and above all, how I called on Jesus name. So keep the faith, as you press on, and one day we'll meet, somewhere around God's thorne.