Virginia Ruth <I>Stevenson</I> Henderson

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Virginia Ruth Stevenson Henderson

Virginia Ruth Stevenson Henderson

SHREVEPORT, LA-Virginia Ruth Stevenson Henderson, age 87, went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 11, 2012, one day shy of her 88th birthday. Family and friends are celebrating the life and legacy she leaves behind. Services will be held Thursday, June 14, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. in the Lane Chapel at Noel Memorial United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm on Wednesday June 13, 2012 at Rose-Neath's Southside Chapel. Interment will be in Forest Park West on 70th Street.

Virginia was born in Palmer, MA, the only child of James and Hilda Stevenson, but spent most of her young life in Greenwich, CT. She attended University of Connecticut where she was a member of Delta Zeta sorority. In 1946, she moved to Texas where she was a stewardess for American Airlines. She married Robert C. Henderson of Dallas, TX in 1948 and they moved to Shreveport in 1953 where he went to work for United Gas and later Pennzoil. She was a member of Noel Memorial United Methodist Church for 59 years.

Virginia was a devoted wife, homemaker and mother. Faith and family were her greatest joys, and the peace that came from her faith was evident in how she lived her life and loved others. Second to her love of the Lord and her family were the daily crossword puzzle and episodes of Jeopardy. Her kind and gentle spirit will be missed by her family, but we are rejoicing that she is with her Heavenly Father.

Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Henderson. Left to cherish her memories are sons, Robert C. Henderson, Jr. and Christopher J. Henderson, daughter Carol C. Mixon and husband Billy; granddaughters Angela Henderson Vera and husband Nick, Mindy Mixon Hinderberger and husband Joey, Chelsey Mixon Broyles and husband Will; grandsons Christopher Henderson and Jonathan Henderson, and six great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Noel Memorial United Methodist Church or charity of choice .

Pallbearers will be Will Broyles, Eddie Copete, Christopher Henderson, Jonathan Henderson, Joey Hinderberger and Nick Vera.


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  • Created by: John Andrew Prime
  • Added: 12 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 91846545
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Virginia Ruth Stevenson Henderson (12 Jun 1924–11 Jun 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 91846545, citing Forest Park Cemetery West, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by John Andrew Prime (contributor 46621252) .