SHELBY-Ms. Betty L. Henderson, 67, of Shelby, departed this life on Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Cleveland Regional Memorial Hospital in Shelby.
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Ms. Henderson was born in Robeson County, on March 16, 1946. She was the daughter of the late Ms. Gladys Locklear of Lumberton, and the late Mr. Sterling Page Locklear of Rowland.
Ms. Henderson is preceded in death by a son, Mr. Jeffery Lynn Henderson.
Ms. Henderson was a faithful employee of Phoenix Counseling Center. She loved her job and dedicated her time and years of service to helping others in need.
The recovery community and the Phoenix Counseling Center Family lost a sincere advocate for the individuals we serve. Ms. Betty was always an enduring presence to every individual that stepped into the Crisis Centers. Her voice will forever be in the back of our heads speaking what was the right thing to do for the people we serve and followed up with a hug. You will never meet a better person nor one that truly loved the clients that we serve. She treated each and every one of them as she would treat her own child and in turn they all treated her with the love and respect of a mother. She was a wonderful, loving no-nonsense woman. She "mothered" each person that worked with her. Her passing will affect so many people. We loved her. We will all miss her more than you can imagine. Our prayers go out to her family and to all that knew her. We were all part of her extended family. She will be truly missed but never forgotten. She touched each and every one of us that worked with her. Her heart always had room for one more person.
Ms. Henderson is survived by her loving grandchildren of her home, Ally Michelle Henderson and Jeffery Michael Henderson; a son, Robert Brian Henderson (Whitney); granddaughter, Megan Deaton and husband Brian and great-grandson Xander, Courtney Goodwin and husband Brandon, all of Shelby. Ms. Henderson also leaves many nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends in Shelby and Robeson County.
Visitation: The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to each service.
Funeral Services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Genesis Chapel, 407 East Grover Street, Shelby, and 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Hickory Hill Baptist Church in Roland, N.C.
Funeral Home: Genesis Funeral Service & Chapel Inc. is serving the family
Online Condolences: www.genesisfuneralservices.com or on Facebook: Genesis Funeral
Genesis Mortuary and Chapel
413 Weathers Street
Published in Shelby Star on Apr. 2, 2013