Elder Elijah Henderson, 102, of Blountstown, Florida, but formerly of Bristol, Florida, transitioned from life temporal to life eternal on Sunday, January 5, 2014, in Calhoun-Liberty Hospital.
Elder Henderson was a member of the Prayer Chainers Mission of God. Elder Henderson was formerly a member of Rockyville Missionary Baptist Church where he served under the late Reverend Raymond Dudley. To know him was to love him.
Homegoing celebration services will be held on Saturday, January 18, at 11:00 AM CST at the W.T. Neal Civic Center, 17773 NE Pear Street, Blountstown, with Apostle G.B. Sheard officiating. Interment will be in the Humility Cemetery in Bristol. Vann Funeral Home in charge.
Elder Henderson will lie in state at the W.T. Neal Civic Center from 10:00 AM CST until time for the service.
A viewing will be held on Friday, January 17, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM CST from the sanctuary of the St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church, 16345 SE River Street, Blountstown, Florida where Dr. C.L. Wilson is the pastor/teacher.
He leaves to cherish a lifetime of loving and fond memories to a loving family, two daughters, Nela M. Wilson of Blountstown, and Virginia Henderson of Bristol; three sons, Johnny Henderson of Hobe Sound, Florida, Elijah Henderson, Jr. of Bristol, Charles Henderson of Panama City, Florida; one sister, Mary Lou Jackson Murray, of Quincy, Florida; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and many dear friends.