Jeanette, 79, died today (Feb. 4) into the morning hours hours in Orlando, Fla.; Kathryn, 100, passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, in Nashville.
Jim Henry was president associated with Southern Baptist Convention from 1994-1996; pastor of First Baptist Church in Orlando from 1977 until his retirement in 2006, or just just what he called his „redeployment“; and pastor of Downtown Baptist Church in Orlando from 2015 until recently.
Jeanette Henry had been honored because of the Southern Baptist Ministers’ spouses Conference throughout the 2002 SBC annual conference in St. Louis, getting the Willie Turner Dawson Award for „distinct denominational share beyond your local church.“
An endowment in her name was announced to assist pastors’ wives in attending the Florida Baptist State Convention’s annual meeting in a March 2006 celebration honoring the 28 years she and Jim served at First Baptist Orlando.
Henry, in their 2006 your retirement from First Baptist Orlando, cited two reasons. One, he desired to save money time with Jeanette that has faced health conditions in the last few years.
„she actually is been a good trooper. I would like to provide her exactly exactly what she therefore richly deserves,“ Henry said.
Two, Henry stated he did not desire to remain in the church that I had nothing kept to provide back again to the ukrainian bride next generation of leadership.“until I happened to be therefore tired and spent“
Steve Smith, whom served as First Baptist’s communications pastor from 1994-2007, stated Jeanette Henry had been „one of the most extremely gracious women i have understood, and she possessed a great love of life. Though a consummate lady that is southern Kentucky, she had been also a ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ individual. She don’t mince terms. She liked and supported Jim’s ministry as a passionate wife and mom for their young ones and grandchildren.“
Smith, now communications minister in the Nashville-area Brentwood Baptist Church, recounted „the privilege of creating a video clip of Jim’s and Jeanette’s life story included in Jim’s ‘redeployment’ from First Baptist Orlando. That experience offered me personally a romantic glance at their life and their loved ones. Their devotion one to the other through the tougher times plus in the very best of times ended up being therefore obvious.
„That video clip task additionally included planing a trip to Nashville to interview Jim’s valuable mom, Kathryn,“ Smith stated. „At the period, she will have been about 87 years old and had been nevertheless residing alone in her very own own house, perhaps maybe not not even close to the Opryland Hotel where she had worked in a retail store well into her eighties. It absolutely was obvious where Jim Henry had gotten their good genes, while he, now in the 80s, is a photo of health insurance and vigor.“
Along with her spouse, Jeanette Henry is survived by three young ones, Kate Campbell, Betsy de Armas and Jim; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Kathryn Henry, in accordance with a family group obituary, had been an indigenous of Robertson County, Tenn., who accepted Jesus as her Savior that is personal at 9 „and had the initial joy to be baptized along with her father“ at Hopewell Baptist Church.
In church, she worked in Sunday class with pupils and had been a church assistant in the beginning Baptist in Nashville and Eastland and Dalewood Baptist churches.
The funeral solution for Jeanette Henry is supposed to be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, into the worship center of First Baptist Orlando, followed closely by a reception. Visitation is going to be from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 15, at First Baptist’s Henry Chapel friday.
The family has requested gifts to the First Academy student scholarship fund at First Baptist; the Jeanette Henry Ministers Wives Endowment Fund care of the First Orlando Foundation; and the Henry-Sturgeon Presidential Scholarship at Gateway Seminary in Ontario, Calif in lieu of flowers.
The funeral service for Kathryn Henry will a.m be at 10:30. Saturday, Feb. 9, in the beginning Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn. Visitation are from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville.
Instead of plants memorial gift ideas for Kathryn Henry may be meant to the Henry-Sturgeon Presidential Scholarship at Gateway Seminary while the missions ministry to start with Baptist Church in Hendersonville.