Marion Lorenzo Henley


Marion Lorenzo Henley, 79, of Port St. John, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Mr. Henley was born in Biloxi, Mississippi on March 17, 2934 to Walter and Jessie Henley, who preceded him in death.

He taught and coached in the Baltimore (Maryland) County School system until his retirement in 1992.

He was inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in April, 1993 because of his national football record of 64 consecutive games his team won while Coach at Georgia Washington Carver High School in Picayune, Mississippi. In September of 2002, Marion was inducted into the Jackson State University Sports Hall of Fame.

Marion and his wife, Sheila, traveled all over the United States and many countries abroad. In 2006, they moved from Baltimore, Maryland, to Port St. John, Florida. He enjoyed his retirement years surrounded by the many people who became their friends and extended families. He had a passion for fishing and sports. His fishing tales are legends and were enjoyed by all whom he told.

Marion is survived by his wife of 49 years, Shelia Salvant Henley; and their sons, Craig (Juanita) of Phoenix, Arizona, Shaun (Dana) of Baltimore, Maryland, Lujuana Lyons; Cassandra Walker, Lisa Hyde (Calvin), Joseph Henley (Charlotta); and a host of grandchildren great-grandchildren, relatives and friends. His son, Andre; and three brothers, Walter, Jr., John and Joseph Henley preceded him in death.

Marion's memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at Saint Patrick's Anglican Catholic Church of Port St. John, 4797 Curtis Blvd., on Tuesday, July 9th, at 6:00 PM.

Stone Funeral Home of Cocoa is in charge of arrangements.




Published in FLORIDA TODAY on July 6, 2013