Edith Eva (Gantt) Henderson

Born: Thu., Mar. 28, 1918
Died: Tue., Jan. 3, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Wed., Jan. 11, 2017
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Jan. 11, 2017
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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   Edith Eva Henderson, 98, of Quincy, passed away peacefully on January 3, 2017

   Edith was  born on March 28, 1918, a daughter to the late John and Betsy Scofield Gantt. She was married to Augustus Henderson in Quincy, Illinois, where they spent most of their life. He passed away on December 6, 1968.

   Edith was of Methodist faith and was a member of the Missionary Society, an usher and member of Bethel AME, and Supervisor of the Young People Department. She was an avid bowler, a seamstress who enjoyed dress making and she lovingly cared for the landscaping around her home.  She was a hard worker who always held several jobs at one time.  Edith also worked at the Powers Department Store in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

   She is survived by two sons, William Gantt, Senior Master Sargent, USAF (Ret) of Rome, NY and Dr. Darwin Henderson, Professor Emeritus, University of Cincinnati of Cincinnati, OH; two sisters, her twin Edna Williams of Hot Springs, AR and Doris Thompson of Kansas City, MO.; two granddaughters, Norma and Grace; one great granddaughter, Chanda and two great great grandchildren, Gianna and Kashif and many nieces and nephews.

  Edith was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Augustus;  her sister, Oneida Davis; and two brothers John and Lloyd Gantt.

   Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning (January 11, 2017) at 11:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy by the Rev. James Hailey.  Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

   Visitation will be held Wednesday morning from 10:00 until the time of services at the funeral home.  

   In lieu of flowers, donations may be to Bethel AME Church, 905 Oak Street, Quincy, IL 62301.

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Ruth Edna Williams, twin sister of Edith's; & Wilma W. Gunn, niece.
   Posted Sat January 07, 2017
Ruth Edna Williams, Edith's twin sister, and Wilma W. Gunn, niece, wish to express our deepest sympathy to the Henderson family on the loss of their mother. We will be with you on Wednesday, with others to surround you with our love.

"Your Mother Lives On in You."

And although she is gone,
her love for you
remains, and always will...
your mother lives on
within your heart-
her spirit
guides you still.

Hoping the
Legacy of love
your mother left you
will be a source of strength and comfort
for you now.

With Love and Deepest Sympathy

Ruth Edna Williams
and Family

Ruth E Hammond
   Posted Sun January 08, 2017
We wish to express our deepest sympathy to the Henderson family on the loss of their mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

The Hammond Family

Judith Baker
   Posted Mon January 09, 2017
With Loving Sympathy to the Family and Friends of Edith's .
Henry Schofield daughters :
Mrs. Doris Schofield-Jones of Mpls,Mn
Mrs.Lillian Schofield-Smith of Mpls,Mn
Mrs. Gwendoiyn Schofield- Dillon of Chicago,Ill
Judith Baker

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