Violet Henderson, age 81, of Lucedale, passed away peacefully on September 5, 2021, in George County Hospital. She was a charter member of Southside Baptist Church and continued her service to the Lord as a faithful member of Journey Church. Violet worked hard in every aspect of her life. She was a dedicated a nurse for many years, working in surgery, the ER, the ICU and as an EMT. Violet was very civic-minded and dedicated to her community. She served as the Associate Chief of the Twin Creek Volunteer Department alongside her husband J.T.
Violet was a fighter. She was a proud breast cancer survivor and was dedicated to bringing awareness to the disease through Relay for Life and encouraging other survivors. Violet was a talented artist; she was well-known for her portraits, landscapes, and wildlife paintings. She enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, photography, quilting, and canning. She was a devoted wife, caring mother, and influential grandmother. As the true matriarch of her family, she will be deeply missed.
She is preceded in death by her parents: Bryan Martin and Emma Raspberry Martin; her son, Karl Henderson; her siblings: Mary Thomasson, Benjamin Martin, Sammie Smith, Shannon Lott, and Gary Wayne Martin, and her grandchild: Kyra Henderson. Those left to cherish her memory include: her husband of 59 years, Joseph Thomas “J.T.” Henderson; her children: Todd Henderson, Stance (Vickie) Henderson, and Kristie (Casey) Dillistone; her five grandchildren: Tyler Henderson, Chelsey Henderson, Hadyn Henderson, Lydia Grace Campbell, and Skyler Henderson; two great-grandchildren: Adrianna and Caithan; her siblings: Elwin Martin, Catherine Small, and Lorraine Johnson; and her many nieces and nephews, including her much beloved niece Kim Thomasson.
The visitation for Violet Henderson will be Thursday, September 9, 2021, from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at Journey Church. The funeral service will follow, beginning at 11:00 AM in the church sanctuary with Bro. Berry Jemison and Bro. Joey Cochran officiating. The burial will follow in Journey Cemetery.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Kim Thomasson and the entire ICU staff at George Regional Hospital for the exceptional care given to Mrs. Violet Henderson during her time there.
Moments Funeral Home, locally owned and operated in Lucedale, Mississippi is honored to be in charge of arrangements.