Jeanette, 79, died today (Feb. 4) into the morning hours in Orlando, Fla.; Kathryn, 100, passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, in Nashville.
Jim Henry had been president for the 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 what he called his ”redeployment”; and pastor of Downtown Baptist Church in Orlando from 2015 until recently.
Jeanette Henry ended up being honored by 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 area church.”
In a March 2006 event honoring the 28 years she and Jim served to start with Baptist Orlando, an endowment inside her title ended up being established to help pastors’ spouses in attending the Florida Baptist State Convention’s yearly conference.
Henry, inside the 2006 retirement from First Baptist Orlando, cited two reasons. One, he desired to save money time with Jeanette that has faced health issues in the last few years.
”she actually is been a trooper that is great. I wish to provide her just just what she therefore richly deserves,” Henry said.
Two, Henry stated he did not desire to remain during the church that We had nothing kept to offer returning to the following generation of leadership.”until I happened to be therefore exhausted and spent”
Steve Smith, whom served as First Baptist’s communications pastor from 1994-2007, stated Jeanette Henry had been ”one of the very most gracious women i have understood, and she had a good 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 adored and supported Jim’s ministry as a passionate wife and mom with their kiddies 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 included in Jim’s ‘redeployment’ from First Baptist Orlando. That experience supplied me personally a romantic glance at their life and their loved ones. Their devotion one to the other through the tougher times as well as in the very best of times ended up being therefore obvious.
”That movie task additionally included planing a trip to Nashville to interview Jim’s precious mom, Kathryn,” Smith stated. ”At the period, she would have been about 87 yrs old and ended up being nevertheless living alone inside her own house, maybe perhaps not definately not the Opryland Hotel where she had worked in a shop that is retail into her eighties. It absolutely was obvious where Jim Henry had gotten their good genes, while he, now in their 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, in accordance with a household obituary, ended up being a native of Robertson County, Tenn., whom accepted Jesus as her Savior that is personal at 9 ”and had the initial joy to be baptized along with her dad” at Hopewell Baptist Church.
In church, she worked in Sunday class with pupils and had been a church assistant to start with Baptist in Nashville and Eastland and Dalewood Baptist churches.
The funeral solution for Jeanette Henry will likely to be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in the worship center of First Baptist Orlando, accompanied by a reception. Visitation will likely to be from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 15, at First Baptist’s Henry Chapel friday.
Instead of plants, the household has required gift ideas to your First Academy student scholarship investment in the beginning Baptist; the Jeanette Henry Ministers Wives Endowment Fund proper care of the very first Orlando Foundation; plus 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 Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn. Visitation is going to be from 6-9 p asian wife for sale.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville.
In place of flowers gifts that are memorial Kathryn Henry could be built to the Henry-Sturgeon Presidential Scholarship at Gateway Seminary plus the missions ministry in the beginning Baptist Church in Hendersonville.