Alice Faye (Randolph) Henderson, 60, passed away on June 26, 2008. She was born January 14, 1948 to Eddie and Jerleen Randolph in Lufkin, Texas.
Alice was retired from Lufkin State School where she was employed for many years.
Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Peyton Henderson, Sr.; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Nathan Mulholland; son and daughter-in-law, Peyton and Mekio Henderson, Jr.; son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Tarsha Henderson and daughter, Stacy Henderson; mother, Jereleen Randolph; brother and sister-in-law, R. L. and Pat Randolph; sister and brother-in-law, Emmaline and Paul Hughes; grandchildren Shaquitta Henderson, Alexius Kennedy, Chelsea Henderson and Gabrielle Henderson; great-grandchild, Desmond Dewayne Hood; sister-in-law, Barbara Henderson; brother and sister-in-laws, I.D. and Jerlean Henderson, Jr., Pearlie and Joyce Henderson, Joe and Zadie Henderson, James C. and Beverly Henderson and a number of nieces, nephews; other family and her "spiritual family and friends".
Pallbearers will be Dwayne McClelland, Richard Gill, Andrew Sullivan, Richard Smiley, Stephen McClendon and Howard Nelson.
Honorary Pallbearers are her "spiritual brothers", Ray Menefee, Tony Brantley, Edward Mulholland, Charles Brown, Jason Riley, Cory Riley and Kenneth Rusk.
"Miss Alice" loved everyone and never met a stranger. She valued her family, friends and her pioneer misintry of 29 years. She enjoyed talking to others about her hope for the future (Rev. 21:4 "and death will be no more") and her love for Jehovah God. Loving her husband, children, family and friends unconditionally made her a natural (Matt 10:8 "you received free, give for free) giver. She died at Jehovah's house after giving testimony about her ministry (Matt 28:29 "go therefore and make disciples") and her love of Jehovah God. She encouraged all who knew and loved her. When you least expected it, she would call or send you a note of encouragement telling you how much she cared for and loved you.
Being one of Jehovah's Witness she faithfully attended the Lufkin
Central congregation for over 40 years. A devout singer at all meetings, she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2008 at the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Paul Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Grove Perpetual Care Cemetery.
Friends are invited to visit with the family from 9:00 a.m. Saturday until serivce time at Gipson Funeral Home Chapel.
Gipson Funeral Home; Philip Snead, director