Patsy Nell Beverly Henderson(Click to enlarge)Memorial services
for Patsy Nell Henderson, 74, of Atlanta, Georgia formerly of Kilgore, will be held at 1:00
p.m., Monday, January 16, 2017 at Harmony
Church, 12209 US Hwy 259N, Overton, TX, with Ms. Beverly
Jenkins as eulogist. Arrangements are under the direction of Willie A. Watkins
Funeral Home of Douglasville, Atlanta and Victory
Funeral Services in Kilgore,
Patsy was born one of 13 children Saturday, October 17, 1942 to Opal and J. D.
Beverly in Kilgore, Texas. She departed this life after a
lengthy illness on Monday, January 9, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.Patsy was educated at Starr Bailey Elementary School in Kilgore, Texas and attended junior high school in Post, Texas. She graduated in 1961 as Valedictorian from C.B. Dansby High School in Kilgore. As a biology major, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Science from Prairie View A&M College where she graduated magna cum laude and was inducted into the Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society. She ultimately earned a Master’s Degree in Science from Georgia State University. Although
Patsy was a long-time resident of Atlanta and school
teacher in the Georgia
school system she was a native of Kilgore, but prior to her relocation to Georgia she taught junior high and high school
in Dickinson, Texas and high school in Winston Salem,
North Carolina. She later taught junior high and high school in Marietta and Cobb
Her teaching career as a public school educator spanned 35 years.
On March 15, 1967 she was married to Ferdinand Lee Irvin Henderson. Her
parents, her brothers, John David Beverly and Terry Lynn Beverly and her sister
Jane Anne Trailer all preceded her in death. She leaves
to cherish her memory, her husband, Ferdinand Henderson of Atlanta, GA; her
daughter, Beverly Jean Jenkins of Greenville, SC; her sons, Ferdinand Lee Irvin
Henderson, II of Atlanta, GA; and Augustus Ojukuwu Henderson and his wife, Patricia Ramsey
of Nashville, TN.
She is also survived by five grandchildren: Taylor Henderson and Stephen
Henderson, of San Antonio, TX and Julian
Henderson, Seven Patsy Le Henderson and Brityn Ramsey of Nashville, TN; her
siblings, Donetta Denise Goodall, of Spring, TX; Byron Nelson Beverly and his
wife Bessie of Bellwood, IL; Marcia Gene Thompson of Overton, TX; Peggy Ann
Brown and her husband Edward of Arlington, TX; Angela Fazenbaker of Houston, TX;
Kenneth Wayne Beverly of Houston, TX; Alwilda Adolene Beverly of Houston, TX;
Jon Eric Beverly of Sherman, TX; and Lisa Genoise Stafford of New Orleans, LA.
She is also survived by 15 nieces and nephews, and 14 great nieces and nephews.There
will be no public viewing.