Jessie Henderson

Obituary of Jessie Mae Henderson

Please share a memory of Jessie to include in a keepsake book for family and friends.

Jessie Mae Henderson affectionately known as “Josie Mae” was born December 22, 1932, in Doddridge, Arkansas to Charlie and Alola Stevens. She transitioned this world June 20, 2024, to be with the lord.

Josie Mae was united in marriage to Willie B. Henderson “Chicken Man” and through their love raised a daughter, Carolyn Billie “Monk.” In search of a better life, the family relocated to Flint, MI, where they lived across the street from Uncle

John L. and Aunt Bertha Nelson. Addison Street was a place of love and family. As Josie was leaving this world, she was still reminiscing about all the fun times with family and friends.

Josie Mae was educated through the Kiblah School System and retired from Meals on Wheels in 2019. The job she never retired from was working for the Lord. She attended Christ Fellowship in Flint, MI and New Hope Missionary Baptist

Church in Doddridge, AR, where she served on several boards and sang in the choir. Her church family meant the world to her, and she truly loved Pastors David and Yvonne Boone.

Josie Mae leaves to cherish her memory: brother, Collin T. (Clardine) Stevens of Flint, MI; grandchildren, Starlin (Karloa) Stevens Sr., of Plainfield, IN; Rickael (Deon) Simpson of Pontiac, Mi; Collin (Lindsay) Simpson of Harrison Twp, MI;

Edwin (Evona) Watson of Zionsville, IN; Musette Watson of Indianapolis, IN; Trisha Watson of Houston, TX; nieces Katira Stevens of Flint, MI; Trista Stevens of Atlanta, GA; Melanie (Chuck) Angel of Flint, MI; nephew Tony McGee of Flint, MI;

18 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren;  and special friends Trudie Simington of Doddridge, AR; Ina Nelson of Doddridge, AR.; Cohen Washington of Flint, MI; and Betty Robbs of Flint, MI.

Josie Mae was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Willie B. Henderson; loving daughter, Carolyn Billie Simpson; son, Jeffrey Maple; grandson, Bruce Watson; sister, Merlene Drake; uncle John L. Nelson and aunt Bertha Nelson.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jessie Henderson, please visit Tribute Store


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, July 5, 2024
Richardson Hill Funeral Home
1104 Oak Street
Texarkana, Texas, United States

Homegoing Celebration

11:00 am
Saturday, July 6, 2024
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
620 MC 192
Doddridge, Arkansas, United States
Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event
Online Event
About this Event
Jessie Henderson

In Loving Memory

Jessie Henderson

1932 - 2024

Look inside to read what others have shared
Family and friends are coming together online to create a special keepsake. Every memory left on the online obituary will be automatically included in this book.
Share Your Memory of