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Camille Matthews Henick (1926 - 2012)

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Camille Matthews Henick

Yazoo City

Camille Matthews Henick, 86, of Yazoo City, died peacefully on December 9, 2012 surrounded by her family. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 1:00 pm at Glenwood Cemetery with Reverend Bill Poole officiating. Following the graveside services, the family will receive visitors and celebrate her life at the family home in Yazoo City from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Stricklin-King of Yazoo City is handling the arrangements.

A native of Jackson, she was born on June 1, 1926 to the late Dalmah and Alda Montgomery Matthews. A devout Christian, she was a former member of Parkway Baptist Church. She graduated from Central High School in 1944. While attending Mississippi College, she received a Bachelor's degree with a major in English. After college, she worked at the Mississippi Military District in Jackson from 1951 - 1955.

Camille married Chris Henick, Jr. on February 13, 1955 and became a member of Yazoo City First United Methodist Church. She had a sincere love and unwavering faith in her Lord Jesus Christ. In Yazoo City, she had been a member of the Kings Daughters Auxiliary, Garden Club, Jaycettes, Church Circle, and Bible Study Group.

She loved painting and reading. Camille often said her greatest joy were her children. She especially loved spending time with her six grandchildren, and painting and drawing for each of them.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband and soul mate of 52 years, Henry Christopher Henick, Jr., infant granddaughter Carrie Henry, and son-in-law Robert D. Henry of Madison, MS.

Survivors include her son Chris Henick, III of Washington, D.C., and his wife Ingrid Henick, and their children Henry Christopher "Kit" Henick and Simone Alleta Henick; daughter Melanie Henick Henry of Madison, MS, and her children Matthew Timmons Henry and Meredith Hope Henry; and daughter Camille Henick Evans and her husband, John Evans of Ridgeland, MS, and their children Christopher Hewes Evans and Parker Montgomery Evans; sisters-in-law Love Henick Seawright and her husband, Robert Seawright, and Zoe Y. Henick; niece Lisa Lynn Henick; niece Ida Henick Yerger and her husband, Hunter Yerger; two great nieces and one great nephew; and many special friends.

Pallbearers are Henry Barbour, Mark Bardwell, Thomas Hines, Ed Jordan, Burck Stevens and Hunter Yerger.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff of Continue Care in Yazoo City for caring for Camille for the last several years. We would also like to express gratitude for the best neighbor, Mary Eleanor Galloway.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Yazoo City or the .


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Published in Clarion Ledger on Dec. 11, 2012
Funeral Home
Stricklin-King Funeral Home
718 Calhoun Avenue Yazoo City, MS 39194-3226
(662) 746-4532
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