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Vanessa Dell Henderson
April 5, 1956 ~ April 11, 2020 (age 64) 64 Years Old
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Vanessa Dell Henderson was born on April 5, 1956. She was the eldest daughter born to the late Oyama McDonald, Jr. and Betty Ann Henderson.
She was a graduating member of the Class of 1974 at Central High School in Fayetteville, TN. Upon graduation, Vanessa obtained employment in the fields of Nutrition and Manufacturing. Vanessa accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at a young age and united with the West End Cumberland Presbyterian Church under the pastoralship of the late Rev. Hosea Garrett, Sr. She continued to serve faithfully under the pastoralship of the Rev. Deszi Fletcher, Sr. until her health began to fail. She served in many capacities, including the Choir, Sunday School Teacher, Financial Clerk, Youth Coordinator and Missionary Society.
Vanessa was a kind, loving, compassionate and devoted daughter, mother, sister, aunt niece, cousin and friend. She was a beacon of light in the community. She was blessed with an angelic voice. She loved singing with her daughter, Lyguyia, who she fondly called her “BBB”. She was an avid reader, movie enthusiast, and enjoyed Motown music.
She was a 3-time cancer survivor. Throughout her battle, she never complained. Her faith in God never wavered. She remained strong and was an inspiration to her family and many others. Vanessa was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Jennifer Vance, “sister” Natalie Henderson-Pettus (Phillip); and brother William (Billy Raye) Everett.
Although Vanessa is now resting in the arms of her beloved Jesus, her spirit will forever live in our hearts. Those who will cherish her memory are: her loving mother, Betty Ann Henderson; her devoted daughter, Lyguyia Seandell Vance; her beloved siblings, Angela (Dennis) Glover; Dirk Henderson, Brett (Callie) Henderson; “sister” Valarie Henderson; loving and devoted aunt, Jo Ann Henderson; aunt, Gloria Furlow; also affectionately known as TT and Poonchi by her nieces and nephews: “2 nd daughter” Latonia (Gary); “son” Ricky (Andrea); Jamar, Xavius (Angel); ShaVonte (Kianta); Shamatra, Deszirae, Darius (Yolanda), Angelica (Derrick); Joshua, Janeshia, Lake (Harley), great nieces and nephews: Tionne, Kyree, Ayden, Kingston, Kayla, Malachi, Kaydence, KaTahnia (Special K), Derrick Jr., Nehemiah, Kamille, Braylon (Ms. Strawberry), Darius II; paternal siblings, Amanda, Marilyn (Willie), Monika, Jacaima, Michael, Irvin (Contessa), Kenneth, James and Freddie; devoted cousin, Lurlie Henderson, “special daughter” Marcella Love; devoted friends, Diane Leslie and Ronnette Thompson, West End Cumberland Presbyterian Church family and a host of other relatives and friends.