Ms. Loraine G. Henderson, 98, passed away September 19, 2017, after a lengthy illness. She was born April 29,1919, in Bristol, VA, to the late LeRoy Henderson and Miss Susie Shelley Henderson.
She graduated from Douglas School and went on to receive her Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics from Virginia State University. Lorraine returned to Bristol where she taught Home Economics and 6th grade at Douglas School for 34 years before retiring. Miss Henderson was an active member of John Wesley United Methodist Church and served as the treasurer until her health began to fail.
She loved sewing and cooking dinner for her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Arthur Henderson and LeRoy Henderson Jr..
To cherish her memories she leaves a very loving and devoted niece: Thelma H. Roberson (Wallace), Chattanooga, TN. Nieces: Jacqueline Sharpe, Richard, VA; Vivian Rascon, Sierra Vista, AZ; and Roslyn Russell, Sierra Vista, AZ. Nephews: Charles Henderson, Las Vegas, NV; Stephen Henderson, Las Vegas, NV; and Kenneth Henderson, Tucson, AZ. Special great-nieces: Stephanie Thomas, Hampton VA; Constance Dacosta, Richmond,VA; and Karen R. Atkins, Chattanooga,TN. Cousin: Joe Ann Thompson, Bowie, MD; loving and devoted cousin: Thomas (Bonnie) Robinson, Gibsonia, PA. Special friends: Mr. and Mrs. Garmon and Joyce Moore; Miss Nancy Brown; former student, David (Francis) Ridley; Mr. and Mrs. George Dawson; Pastor Robert Kariuki; and church family. Caregivers: NHC Bristol and Caris Hospice.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:30 am Saturday, September 23, 2017, at John Wesley United Methodist Church. Rev. Robert Kariuki officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 am until the hour of service. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.