Norma Henson
Norma Henson
  • November 16, 1957 - September 4, 2017
  • Columbia, Missouri

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Norma Jean Henson, 59, of Columbia passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017, at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 8, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. following visitation at the funeral home, with Rev. Tom Gaddy officiating.

She was born on November 16, 1957, in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Leatrice Thelma Henson, and her great aunt and uncle Leatha and Abraham Harryway, who raised her for many years.

Norma Jean worked for Woodhaven Learning Center for 36 years, where she was a caregiver and former manager. She also worked for Alternative Community training for 35 years. She loved dolphins, traveling, listening to music and being with friends and family. She delighted in giving back to others.

She is survived by: one sister, Beatrice Henson of Monterrey, California; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and her surrogate children: Catherine Anne and Nathaniel Ray. She was preceded in death by: her mother and great aunt and uncle; four brothers, Charles, Aubrey, Abraham and Thurman; and one surrogate child Daniel Eric.

Memorials are suggested to Woodhaven Learning Center, 1405 Hathman Place, Columbia, MO 65201. Norma Jean requested balloons in lieu of flowers and everyone please wear bright colors instead of dark.