Jessie L. Henderson
Jessie L. Henderson
  • November 16, 1940 - August 2, 2017
  • Bloomington, Illinois

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Jessie Lee Henderson, 76, of Bloomington passed away Wednesday morning, August 2, 2017 at 5:18 a.m. at Bloomington Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center. She was born November 16, 1940 in Ellisville, Mississippi, the daughter of Robert and Maggie Perryman Evans. She married Archie Henderson on April 3, 1972 in Bloomington. He survives.
Jessie attended school at Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. She later worked at Nestle-Beich in Bloomington as a machine operator. Jessie is known for her immense love of life. She enjoyed traveling and will be remembered as a fantastic cook. Jessie was an ambitious shopper. But, nothing was more important to Jessie than spending time with her family who she loved dearly.
She is also survived by a son, Andre Ray, of Bloomington; two daughters, Virgie Ray of Stone Mountain, Georgia, and LaVerne Washington of Kenner, Louisiana; five grandchildren, Akeen Ray; Tamira Waddell of Bloomington; Ciera McKenny of Atlanta, Georgia; Jessica Brown of Atlanta, Georgia; and LaQuita Howard of Kenner, Louisiana. She is also survived by ten great grandchildren and a brother, Larry Perryman of Arizona.
She is preceded in death by her parents, several aunts and uncles, and a grandson, Savoy Brown.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 10th at 1 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home in Bloomington. Entombment will follow at East Lawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening, August 9th from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.