Mr. James Henderson — 1927-2019

Published 3:54 pm Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Mr. James Louis Henderson, 91, of Jonesboro, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at 3 p.m. ET at the Beulah Baptist Church in Beulah with his nephew Steve Kelly officiating.  Interment will follow in the Beulah Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service beginning at 2 p.m. ET.

Louis Henderson was born on Nov. 27, 1927, in Beulah to the late Homer and Mattie Henderson.  He served in the Merchant Marines, Navy, and Air Force during World War II and the Korean War.  Louis retired from Georgia Power Company after 35 years of service.  He was also active in the Georgia Power South Metro Ambassadors and Forest Park Chapter of the Kiwanis.  Louis was a strong man of faith and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Morrow.

He was a devoted fan of the Atlanta Braves, Georgia football and Atlanta Falcons — providing they had a winning season.  He was a gifted gardener and was known for growing the largest hostas.  Above all, he was an amazing and caring father, becoming both father and mother to his daughters following the death of their mother.

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Louis was preceded in death by his first wife Mary Kelly Henderson; siblings John Will (Evelyn) Henderson, Doris (Lloyd) Glover, Dorothy Henderson, Mildred (Charles) Cummings and Mary Nell Robertson; nephews Johnny Henderson, David Cummings and Lee Robertson.

He is survived by his wife Patricia Wilson Henderson; daughters Jennie McDonald, Diane (Tim) Miles and Liz Henderson; grandson Staff Sergeant Andrew McDonald; stepchildren, Joe (Tonya) Jackson and Marla Potts; step-grandchildren John-Joseph, Joshua (Angela), Jeremy, Jordan Jackson Zoe and Zach Potts; step-great granddaughter Moya Jackson; brother-in-law Gene Robertson and numerous nieces and nephews.

If so desired, the family suggests that memorials be made in his name to the Leukemia Society.

Please visit his Memorial Tribute page at to leave a condolence for his family, share a memory of Mr. Henderson, or to light a Remembrance Candle in his memory.

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.