Jeanette, 79, died today (Feb. 4) within the morning hours in Orlando, Fla.; Kathryn, 100, died Thursday, Jan. 31, in Nashville.
Jim Henry ended up being president regarding the Southern Baptist Convention from 1994-1996; pastor of First Baptist Church in Orlando from 1977 until their your your retirement in 2006, or 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 yearly conference in St. Louis, getting the Willie Turner Dawson Award for “distinct denominational share beyond the area 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 the 2006 your retirement from First Baptist Orlando, cited two reasons. One, he desired to save money time with Jeanette that has faced health issues in the last few years.
“she actually is been a trooper that is great. I wish to offer her exactly just what she therefore richly deserves,” Henry said.
Two, Henry stated he did not desire to stay during the church “until I happened to be therefore exhausted and spent that we had nothing kept to offer back again to the new generation of leadership.”
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 had a sense that is great of. Though a consummate southern lady from Kentucky, she had been also a ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ individual. She did not mince terms. She liked and supported Jim’s ministry as a passionate mother and wife with their kiddies and grandchildren.”
Smith, now communications minister during the Brentwood that is nashville-area Baptist, recounted “the privilege of creating a video clip of Jim’s and Jeanette’s life story as an element of Jim’s ‘redeployment’ from First Baptist Orlando. That experience supplied me www.www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWV6p1LZG0U personally a look that is intimate their life and their own families. Their devotion to one another through the tougher times plus in the very best of times had been therefore obvious.
“That movie task additionally included planing a trip to Nashville to interview Jim’s valuable mom, Kathryn,” Smith stated. “At that point, she could have been about 87 yrs old and had been nevertheless residing alone inside her own house, maybe maybe maybe not definately not the Opryland resort where she had worked in a retail store well into her 80s. It had been obvious where Jim Henry had gotten their genes that are good while he, now in the 80s, is an image of health insurance and vigor.”
As well as her spouse, Jeanette Henry is survived by three kids, Kate Campbell, Betsy de Armas and Jim; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Kathryn Henry, relating to a household obituary, ended up being a indigenous of Robertson County, Tenn., whom accepted Jesus as her Savior that is personal at 9 “and had the initial joy to be baptized along with her dad” at Hopewell Baptist Church.
In church, she worked in Sunday School 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 will likely to be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, when you look at the worship center of First Baptist Orlando, accompanied by a reception. Visitation is likely to be from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, in the beginning Baptist’s Henry Chapel.
In place of plants, your family has required gift suggestions towards the First Academy pupil scholarship investment to start with Baptist; the Jeanette Henry Ministers Wives Endowment Fund proper care of the very first Orlando Foundation; in addition to Henry-Sturgeon Presidential Scholarship at Gateway Seminary in Ontario, Calif.
The funeral solution for Kathryn Henry will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in the beginning Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn. Visitation is likely to be from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville.
In place of plants memorial gift ideas for Kathryn Henry are built to the Henry-Sturgeon Presidential Scholarship at Gateway Seminary while the missions ministry in the beginning Baptist Church in Hendersonville.