Matthew Charles Henderson, son of John Tyler Henderson and Erin Marie (Nelson) Henderson of Melrose, Mass., was stillborn on March 26, 2013.
Matthew was born at 3:01 p.m. at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 21 inches long.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by grandparents, John and Marsha Henderson of Mountain View and Doug and Patty Nelson of Conway; great-grandparents, Bob Teague of Mountain View, Lorene Henderson of Mountain View, Norma Larsen of New Braunfels, Texas, and Richard Ring of Naples, Fla.; uncles and aunts, John and Larah Joyner of Little Rock, Michael and Jennifer Wood of Conway, Braxton Henderson of Melrose, and Brandon Nelson of Atlanta, Ga.; and godparents, Vanessa Brewer of Little Rock and Steven Blackburn of Bentonville.
He was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Elaine Ring, Geneva Teague, and Carl Ray Henderson.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Monday, April 8, at First United Methodist Church in Mountain View.
The parents will also receive family and friends at a reception at Smokin' Country Grill & Buffet in Mountain View, following the service.
Donations in Matthew's name may be made to First Candle, a charity supporting research into the causes and prevention of stillbirth, and connecting families with support groups and other resources. For information, visit www.firstcandle.org.
Published in The Log Cabin Democrat from Apr. 6 to Apr. 13, 2013