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 www.wilmingtoncares.com