Barbara E. Henderson

July 13, 1940 - December 2, 2023
Barbara E. Henderson

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Barbara Evon Henderson was born on July 13, 1940 in High Point, NC, and later moved to Newport News, Virginia. She graduated from Warwick High School in 1958 and soon met and married David Henderson. They then raised a family together in Newport News. In 1998, Dave and Barbara moved to Kure Beach, NC where they enjoyed many years by the beach.

Barbara fell asleep in death on ​December 2, 2023 after struggling with health problems for a number of years. She was the oldest child of the late Enoch and Mildred Cooper and was the beloved wife of the late David Devane Henderson for 62 years.

She is survived by her sister, Diana Cooper Mann, her daughter, Lisa Henderson Page and her husband, Bobby; her daughter Amy Avonne Eagan and her husband, Shawn; her son Joel David Henderson and his wife, Jody. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Jessica Diana Henderson.

Barbara dedicated her life to Jehovah and symbolized that dedication by water baptism on October 6, 1962. She was a faithful servant of Jehovah for 61 years, until her death. On January 1, 1999, Barbara was able to realize one of her greatest goals when she started to regular pioneer. She continued in the full-time ministry for the next 25 years.

Barbara had a great thirst for knowledge. She was an avid reader of books and loved doing crossword puzzles. She greatly enjoyed being at the beach, swimming, snorkeling and diving. She was very hospitable, hosting many gatherings at her home over the years. But more than anything else, she loved her God, Jehovah, and her family very much. Over the years, Barbara touched the lives of many and she will be sorely missed until we can welcome her back when she is strong and healthy in the New World soon to come.

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Wilmington Funeral & Cremation.  Please leave condolence messages on her Tribute Wall at


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  • January 08, 2024
    Michael and Sue Parrish says:
    David and Barbara were friends with my parents from their very young years. I (Michael) am extremely thankful for this as Dave’s mom was in the truth and she is the root reason that I am in the truth. Yes, the Hendersons brought their faith through Dave to the Newport News area. Through a series of studies my parents learned about Jehovah God and this amazing organization. Barbara was a second mom to me. She was a pillar of strength for her family and beyond. Sue and I will miss her but anticipate anxiously her awakening by Jesus into a much much better world! Our love and prayers to Lisa and Bobby, Amy and Shawn, Joel and Jody and Diana. We love you all with all our hearts!

  • December 18, 2023
    Randall and Sally Franske says:
    We first met Barbara when we went to visit our Great Uncle in Virginia. She was so hospitable. We enjoyed playing scrabble and taking the boat on the water. We also had great times in service together, what a pleasure that was. We look forward with you to the day when Barbara can grow banana tree's in her yard and have gardens filled with wisteria as well as endless trips to Bon Aire. While she sleeps we will think of her cheerful personality. Until then we await the time when Barbara hears the voice of the one that calls her name and she awakens refreshed as the person she was meant to be. We look forward with you to the time when the last enemy death is brought to nothing and death will no longer rule as a cruel king and when we will no longer feel it’s sting.

  • December 12, 2023
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  • December 07, 2023
    Wendy (Jackson) Robinson says:
    Amy, Lisa and Joel, I am so sorry for your loss. What a day it will be in the new system to see her again. Sending prayers for peace. Much love

  • December 05, 2023
    John and Yukiko Gorbett says:
    Barbara was a true friend, when we first learned the truth, she and Dave were our close neighbors for many years. In fact they only lived three doors apart and we would visit quite often. They were truely our spiritual brother and sister, helping us to learn and make the truth our own. We really missed both of them when they moved to North Carolina. We will wait patientlyto welcome both of them back in the new sysytem