Jeanette, 79, died today (Feb. 4) within the morning that is early in Orlando, Fla.; Kathryn, 100, passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, in Nashville.
Jim Henry had been president associated with Southern Baptist Convention from 1994-1996; pastor of First Baptist Church in Orlando from 1977 until their your your retirement in 2006, or exactly exactly just what he called his “redeployment”; and pastor of Downtown Baptist Church in Orlando from 2015 until recently.
Jeanette Henry had been honored because of the Southern Baptist Ministers’ spouses Conference throughout the 2002 SBC yearly conference in St. Louis, getting the Willie Turner Dawson Award for “distinct denominational share beyond the neighborhood church.”
An endowment in her name was announced to assist pastors’ wives in attending the Florida Baptist State Convention’s annual meeting in a March 2006 celebration honoring the 28 years she and Jim served at First Baptist Orlando.
Henry, in the 2006 your retirement from First Baptist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWV6p1LZG0U Orlando, cited two reasons. One, he wished to save money time with Jeanette that has faced health conditions in the past few years.
“she is been a trooper that is great. I wish to provide her what she therefore richly deserves,” Henry said.
Two, Henry stated he did not desire to remain during the church “until I happened to be so exhausted and spent that we had nothing kept to offer returning to the following 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 great spontaneity. Though a consummate lady that is southern Kentucky, she had been also a ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ individual. She don’t mince terms. She liked and supported Jim’s ministry as a passionate mother and wife with their kids and grandchildren.”
Smith, now communications minister during the Nashville-area Brentwood Baptist Church, recounted “the privilege of creating a video clip of Jim’s and Jeanette’s life tale as an element of Jim’s ‘redeployment’ from First Baptist Orlando. That experience offered me personally a romantic view their life and their own families. Their devotion to one another through the tougher times as well as in the very best of times had been therefore obvious.
“That movie task additionally included planing a trip to Nashville to interview Jim’s valuable mom, Kathryn,” Smith stated. “At the period, she could have been about 87 years old and ended up being still residing alone inside her own house, perhaps maybe not definately not the Opryland resort where she had worked in a shop that is retail into her eighties. It had been obvious where Jim Henry had gotten their genes that are good while he, now inside the 80s, is a photo of health insurance and vigor.”
As well as her spouse, Jeanette Henry is survived by three young ones, Kate Campbell, Betsy de Armas and Jim; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Kathryn Henry, relating to a household obituary, had been 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 pupils and had been a church assistant in the beginning Baptist in Nashville and Eastland and Dalewood Baptist churches.
The funeral solution for Jeanette Henry will likely be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, into the worship center of First Baptist Orlando, followed closely by a reception. Visitation will soon be from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, in the beginning Baptist’s Henry Chapel.
The family has requested gifts to the First Academy student scholarship fund at First Baptist; the Jeanette Henry Ministers Wives Endowment Fund care of the First Orlando Foundation; and the Henry-Sturgeon Presidential Scholarship at Gateway Seminary in Ontario, Calif in lieu of flowers.
The funeral service for Kathryn Henry will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in the beginning Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn. Visitation will likely to be from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 8, at Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville friday.
In place of plants memorial gift ideas for Kathryn Henry is designed to the Henry-Sturgeon Presidential Scholarship at Gateway Seminary plus the missions ministry in the beginning Baptist Church in Hendersonville.