Clara Henry

HENRY, Clara Cecelia (Cele) King, 96, of Odessa, Fl, formerly of Tampa, passed away Friday, May 16, 2014. Born near Tarpon Springs, Fl, Dec. 23, 1917, to James & Maude King. She was preceded in death by her husband James William (J.W.) Henry to whom she was married 70 yrs; sisters Doris Halcom & Bernice Green. Cele is survived by her loving son, Leonard Thomas Henry, Sr. & his wife Laura B. (Laurabee) Culbreath Henry of Odessa, formerly of Tampa; one grandaughter, Lisa K. Henry Doherty & her husband Robert A. Doherty of Decater, AL; one grandson, Leonard (Lenny) T. Henry, Jr. & his wife, Alisa A. Abdoney Henry of Odessa, formerly of Tampa & Riverview; five great-grandsons Thomas Harwell Doherty, William Culbreath Doherty, James Culbreath (Cole) Henry, Leonard (Lee) Thomas Henry III, Alexander (Alex) Abdoney Henry and many nieces and nephews. She and J.W. enjoyed many years of square and ballroom dancing at North Boulevard Recreation Center in Tampa, and traveling with their many friends to the various conventions. She was a wonderful seamstress, making all their matching outfits for those occasions. She excelled at cooking, making many family-favorite recipes over the years. She delighted in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved traveling with her family in her later years. Cele's long life allowed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren to delight in their "Nanny". Visitation will take place Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 2p-3p at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4207 E. Lake Avenue. Funeral service will be at 3pm followed by burial at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be her grandson and five great grandsons. The family is thankful for the loving and compassionate care Cele received from Carrollwood Care Center and LifePath Hospice Gold Team, and asks that those who wish, in lieu of flowers, make donations in her memory to LifePath Hospice 3010 W. Azeele Street Tampa, FL 33609 or the .

Funeral Home

Garden Of Memories Funeral Home
4207 E LAKE AVE TAMPA, FL 33610
(813) 626-3161

Published in TBO.com on May 22, 2014