Lloyd Ray Henderson

July 28, 1927 - August 29, 2018
Lloyd Ray Henderson


Lloyd Ray Henderson, age 91, of Wilmington, passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at his residence.

He was born in Whittier, CA., on July 28 1927, the son of Clarence Henderson and Pauline Foster Henderson.

He was predeceased by his brother Robert F. Henderson and wife Katherine Anne Henderson.

He is survived by his Daughter Lisa R. Muegge Henderson, Granddaughter Tracy Eaton Pipkin and her husband Andrew Justin Pipkin and Grandson Nicholas Taylor Muegge.

Lloyd was a Director for the Office of Civil Rights, within the Department of Health and Human Services.

He served his country with honor and distinction in the United States Army.

A celebration of life is being planned and will be announced on this page at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his honor in tribute to his wife Katherine to Alzheimer’s Association (ALZ.org) or to Southern Poverty Law Center (www.splcenter.org) as Lloyd worked very hard for the US Government to desegregate schools in Mississippi.

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  • September 04, 2018
    Judith L. Collins & Donald Collins says:
    LLoyd made life so much more enjoyable for many of us, with his wonderful music and his even more wonderful smile. He is greatly missed at Collington!

  • September 05, 2018
    Eulane J Rose says:
    Lisa and kids, Oh how we miss Lloyd and Kay!!!! Our shared love of music and our many laughs at the dinner table. You also were witness to this. May God extend His Blessings upon each of you during this time of sadness. I Love You !!!

  • September 12, 2018
    Martha Laties says:
    Dear Lisa, On August 30, Marian Henry told us, the people in the Ivy Room, that your father had died. We were listening to the music that he had made possible. I feel grateful to him whenever I listen. I wish the newer residents could have known him. I hope he wasn’t in pain at the end. You were a tender and imaginative caregiver. He loved you dearly. He lived a valuable life. I liked to hear him talk about his civil rights activity. He was interesting company. He could discuss reasonably matters about which he felt strongly. I appreciated that he looked things up on his phone if a question of fact arose. Shortly after we met we talked about a government practice that we both deplored. As I remember the conversation, he said the practice was unconstitutional. I said, more or less, “Not any more.” He said, “The Constitution doesn’t change.” I said, “But the Court does.” The next time we talked, he said he had looked up the question and found that the Supreme Court did now allow the practice we both deplored. Affectionately, Marty

  • October 03, 2018
    Lisa Muegge lit a candle:
    Lit since October 3, 2018 at 10:50:38 AM