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Lonnie Cicero Henderson Sr.

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Lonnie Cicero Henderson Sr. Obituary
Lonnie Cicero Henderson Sr. Lonnie Cicero Henderson Sr., 92, a native Texan, passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. A service celebrating Lonnie's life and his faith in God will be held on Friday, September 6, 2013 at Lawler Baptist Church with Reverend Roy Smith and Reverend Stephen Watson officiating. Lonnie was born on a cold New Year's Day in 1921 in Pittsburg, Texas to the late Goldon Cicero and Hattie Rhodes Henderson. Graduating high school in 1939 as the Valedictorian of Avenger High School, he went on to attend Howard Payne University. While at Howard Payne, Lonnie met and married the love of his life, Ruth King on June 1, 1941 at the Coggin Avenue Baptist Church in Brownwood, Texas. Lonnie served his country honorably in the United States Navy during the latter part of WWII. Lonnie worked for Walter Tips Co. in Austin from 1961 till 1992 when he retired after 30 years of service. Lonnie and Ruth were active members in church work wherever they lived. They became active members at Lawler Baptist Church in 1985 and he served as a Deacon until his death. Lonnie had a deep faith in the Lord and it carried him through and gave him strength along his 92 years. He brought countless joys to those around him and will be truly missed. Lonnie is preceded in death by his parents Goldon and Hattie Henderson; his wife of over 65 years, Ruth K. Henderson in 2006; and his daughter-in-law, Maria Henderson in 2002. Lonnie leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving sons, Lonnie C. Henderson, Jr. and Rodney Henderson; 3 grandchildren, Stacy Henderson and her husband Steven Kirkpatrick, Lonnie Cole Henderson and his wife Tracy Haywood, and Craig Henderson and his wife Toni Migliavacca; his half-brother, Roger Henderson; along with numerous other loving family members and friends. Personal memories and support can be sent to the family online at www.gabrielsfuneral.com.



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Published in Austin American-Statesman on Sept. 6, 2013
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