Sunder Henry

Sunder Wells Henry

Ocean City—Sunder Wells Henry, son of the late Harry and Clara Fooks Henry, was born in Sinepuxent, MD, on June 19, 1933. He peacefully went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ at the Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.

Sunder Henry was educated in Worcester County Public Schools. He graduated from the Old Worcester High School in 1953. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War. He also was stationed in Germany, Korea and state side posts. He received numerous awards for his outstanding professional service. He graduated from Defense Finance and Accounting School, U.S. Army Administration School in Germany. Sunder retired in 1974 after 20 years of service.

"Uncle Sunder" was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, where he served humbly, unselfishly, devotedly, faithfully, and continuously for over 60 years. St. John's was destroyed by fire on June 19, 1996, the morning of his birthday. From that date until his illness, Uncle Sunder was very instrumental in ensuring that St. John's was reconstructed. On February 21, 1998, an Appreciation Dinner was held at St. John's to honor Uncle Sunder. He would greet you with a proud smile and hug as you entered St. John's. He continued to fulfill his duties in many church ministries to which he belonged: Building Fund Chairperson, United Methodist Men, Mass Choir, Communion Steward, Usher and Greeter, Trustees, Finance Committee, and Chairperson of Worship.

"Uncle Sunder" was active in his community: member of the Atlantic General Hospital Care Board, NAACP, Board of Directors of the Germantown School Community Heritage Center, Worcester Community Commission on Aging for six years, Berlin Community Housing Corporation, American Legion, and AARP, lifetime member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, and the VFW.

"Uncle Sunder," as he was affectionately called by everyone, loved the Lord with all his heart, soul and body. He loved St. John United Methodist Church. He loved people. His smile and gentle manner made a lasting impact on anyone he met. He was a distinguished gentleman that appreciated the simple things in life. He loved his family. He was proud to share the accomplishments of all of his many nieces and nephews. He loved to cook. He loved working in his garden and in his yard.

He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Julia (John) Henry-Purnell and Daisy (Earl) Henry Bolden; four brothers, Harry (Carrie) Henry, Sr., Samuel S. (Marigold) Henry, Sr., William (Alice) Henry, and Clifton Henry. A host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews have also preceded him in death.

Uncle Sunder leaves to cherish his memory with a loving sister-in-law, Ella Mae Henry of Pittsboro, NC; a special cousin, Esther White of Berlin, MD; special nieces and nephews, Sarah Copes, Harry (Lucille) Henry, Jr., Julia Henry, Clifton (Betty) Henry, Sr., Revs. Linda (Theo) Hobbs, Rev. Dianne Henry, L. Eloise Henry-Gordy, Patrick (Velda), and Barry (Tiwana) Henry, all of Berlin, MD, James Henry of Sterling, VA, Larry (Violet) Henry of Hebron, MD, Charlotte Henry of Salisbury, MD, Virginia Lee (Clifford) Kee of Newark, NJ, Charles (Pearline) Henry of Delmar, DE, Dale (Dellaphine) Henry and Evelyn (Jesse) Johnson, both of Wilmington, DE, Clara Henry-Wright and Lisa (Reginald) Parker, both of Seaford, DE, Robert Henry of Harrington, DE, William (Joyce) Henry of Fayetteville, NC, Edna (Clifton) Parker and Deborah Ratner, both of Pittsboro, NC, and Dr. Sharon Henry of Baltimore, MD; special friends, Charles & Penny Shirley, Bertha Johnson, JoAnn Pruitt, and Richard and Pauline Campbell, all of Ocean City, MD, Raymond and Susan Shockley, both of Berlin, MD; a host of great, great-great, great-great-great, great-great-great-great nieces and nephews.

A special thanks to the Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Atlantic General Hospital 2 North Nursing Staff, Dr. Robert Durkin, Dr. Rene Desmarais, Dr. Amy Sood, Dr. Mark Edney, Dr. Jain, and 21st Century Oncology.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lighthouse Church of God Building Fund (where Revs. Theo and Linda Hobbs are Pastors) or St. John's United Methodist Church c/o L. Eloise Henry-Gordy, 225 Branch Street, Berlin, MD 21811.

There will be a memorial service held at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 405 Flower Street, Berlin, MD on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 11 AM. The family will receive friends at the church from 10 to 11 AM. A ministry of comfort and dignity is being provided by Lewis N. Watson Funeral Home, PA in Salisbury. Please visit to offer condolences to the family.


Funeral Home

Lewis N. Watson Funeral Home
1618 West Road Extended Salisbury, MD 21801

Published in The Daily Times on June 13, 2013