Chiefland - Essielene Geiger Henderson, 93 of Chiefland passed away on February 25, 2014 at Haven Hospice surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Henderson was born to William Zack Geiger and Lula Jesse Cox Geiger in Chiefland, Florida on September 2, 1920 where she remained all her life. Mrs. Henderson was a long time member of the Chiefland Church of Christ where she served as Sunday School Teacher for many years. She was a loving mother and true Southern Homemaker, making the home very special for her family. Mrs. Henderson enjoyed not only keeping a well maintained home, but also fishing, traveling and gardening. Her family, home, and Church gave her the most enjoyment in life. She was most proud of her children and grandchildren.
Mrs. Henderson is survived by her son, H.C Henderson Jr. of Chiefland; daughter, Betty (Wayne) Henderson Dicks of Lake City and brother Bill Geiger of Chiefland as well as 9 grandchildren, 10 great- grandchildren and 6 great- great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara Ann Matthews; son, Billy Gene Henderson; granddaughter, Robin Lynn Henderson; siblings, Estelle Sache, Rube Geiger, daughter-in-law, Alice Faye Henderson and her loving husband, Hillary C. Henderson.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 9 to 11am at the Chiefland Church of Christ in Chiefland with Funeral Service following at 11am at the Church. Officiating will be Ministers, Tommy Andrews and Al Sandlin.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Levy County Schools Foundation, General Fund. P.O. Box 1386 Bronson, FL 32621. Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 1301 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland, Florida 32626, 352-493-0050 is honored to serve the Henderson family. Condolences may be offered by visiting our website at www.hiers-baxley.com