Elizabeth “Lib” Henderson
October 5, 1927 – December 30, 2015
WENDELL – Elizabeth “Lib” Baker Henderson, 88, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, December 30, 2015. She was born on October 5, 1927 and was raised in Wakefield. Lib was a loving, generous soul that cared for her family and friends above all else. She was always near to lend a helping hand or offer a hug. Lib’s children were most important to her. She enjoyed family meals with everyone eating together. She loved to cook and could make a meal for two or twenty with little effort. Lib’s smile was warm and unforgettable. She loved to play bridge with friends and card games with her grandchildren any opportunity she had. Her favorite companion was her dog Buddy and he was by her side for eight years. They were inseparable. Lib often said Buddy was “worth a million dollars.” She will be missed terribly but her unconditional love for her family will live forever in our hearts.
Lib was lovingly cared for by her family during her last year, while living with David and Thresa in their home in Wendell. She was able to see her friends, play bridge and be near to those she loved.
Lib was preceded in death by her former husband, Joe Kent Henderson, Sr., her sister, Kathryn Bryant and her son, Warren Henderson, Sr. She is survived by two sisters: Aileen Lovelace of Knightdale, Dorothy Wilkinson and husband Phil of Statesville, her sons: Kent and wife Pam of Wendell, David and wife Thresa of Wendell, Steve and wife Shawn of Asheville, her daughter Christine and husband Ashley of Greenville and daughter-in-law Gloria, of Goldsboro. She is survived by nine grandchildren; Joe Kent Henderson, III, Stephanie Henderson Wright (Tim), Joshua Henderson, Baker Henderson, Celeste Henderson Walker (Jim), Taylor Henderson, Rachel Barker, Mark Henderson, and Aaron Baker, also four great-grandchildren; Gracie Wright, Reese Walker, Lily Walker and Easton Wright; all of who held a special place in her heart.
Visitation is Saturday 2pm and Memorial service at 3pm at Strickland Funeral Home Chapel, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.