A Memorial Service for Margaret Jean Henderson will be held 12 Noon, Friday, June 14th at the Coastal Carolina State Veteran’s Cemetery Chapel, 110 Montford Point Road, Jacksonville, NC. Cemetery requests guests arrive no earlier than 1145 and the service will conclude at 1230.
Margaret J. Henderson, age 89, passed away December 5, 2018 in Pensacola, FL at West Florida Hospital. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Samuel L. Henderson and her four sons; Dan, Bill, Randy, and Mike, as well as 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was born in Howells, NE in 1929 as the oldest of five children of Rupert and Ida Folda. Margaret enlisted in the US Navy in 1950, where she met her husband Samuel in Charleston, SC. Together, they enjoyed his 30 year Navy career and settled in Jacksonville, NC in 1977 upon his retirement from the Navy.
Margaret worked for the Marine Corps Base Schools and volunteered in various activities in the Jacksonville community. She collected ceramic dolls and especially enjoyed the Christmas Season. She was sustained through many of life’s challenges by her Catholic faith and always will be remembered for her enthusiasm for laughter among family and friends.
Donations to children charities in lieu of flowers.
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