Jeanette, 79, died today (Feb. 4) into the morning that is early in Orlando, Fla.; Kathryn, 100, passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, in Nashville.
Jim Henry had been president of this Southern Baptist Convention from 1994-1996; pastor of First Baptist Church in Orlando from 1977 until their retirement in 2006, or just just what he called his “redeployment”; and pastor of Downtown Baptist Church in Orlando from 2015 until recently.
Jeanette Henry ended up being honored because of the Southern Baptist Ministers’ Wives Conference throughout the 2002 SBC annual conference in St. Louis, getting the Willie Turner Dawson Award for “distinct denominational share beyond the neighborhood church.”
In a March 2006 event honoring the 28 years she and Jim served in the beginning Baptist Orlando, an endowment inside her title had been established to help pastors’ spouses in going to the Florida Baptist State Convention’s annual conference.
Henry, inside the 2006 your your retirement from First Baptist Orlando, cited two reasons. One, he desired to save money time with Jeanette that has faced health conditions in the last few years.
“she actually is been a fantastic trooper. I wish to offer her exactly exactly what she therefore richly deserves,” Henry said.
Two, Henry said he don’t like to remain during the church “until I happened to be so exhausted and spent that we had nothing kept to offer back into 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 possessed a sense that is great of. Though a consummate lady that is southern Kentucky, she ended up being also a ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ individual. She don’t mince terms. She enjoyed and supported Jim’s ministry as a passionate mother and wife for their kids and grandchildren.”
Smith, now communications minister in the Brentwood that is nashville-area Baptist, recounted “the privilege of creating a video clip of Jim’s and Jeanette’s life tale included in Jim’s ‘redeployment’ from First Baptist Orlando. That experience supplied me personally an intimate view their everyday lives and their own families. Their devotion one to the other through the tougher times plus in the very best of times had been therefore obvious.
“That video clip task additionally included planing a trip to Nashville to interview Jim’s valuable mother, Kathryn,” Smith said. “At that point, she will have been about 87 yrs old and ended up being nevertheless residing alone in her very own own house, not definately not the Opryland Hotel where she had worked in a retail store well into her eighties. It had been obvious where Jim Henry had gotten their genes that are good as he, now in the 80s, is a photo of health insurance and vigor.”
Along with her husband, Jeanette Henry is survived by three kiddies, Kate Campbell, Betsy de Armas and Jim; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Kathryn Henry, relating to a household obituary, ended up being an indigenous of Robertson County, Tenn., whom accepted Jesus as her individual Savior at age 9 “and had the initial joy to be baptized along with her daddy” at Hopewell Baptist Church.
In church, she worked in Sunday class with students and had been a church assistant to start with Baptist in Nashville and Eastland and Dalewood Baptist churches.
The funeral solution for Jeanette Henry are going to be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, into the worship center of First Baptist Orlando, accompanied by a reception. Visitation is likely to be from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, to start with Baptist’s Henry Chapel.
In place of flowers, your family has required gift suggestions into the First Academy pupil scholarship investment at First Baptist; the Jeanette Henry Ministers Wives Endowment Fund care of the initial Orlando Foundation; as well as the 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 latin bride match Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn. Visitation will soon be from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville.
In place of plants gifts that are memorial Kathryn Henry may be designed to the Henry-Sturgeon Presidential Scholarship at Gateway Seminary as well as the missions ministry to start with Baptist Church in Hendersonville.