Nellie G. Henry, 86, went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 10, 2021 at Trailpoint Village in South Bend, IN. Nellie was born on August 30, 1935 in Franklin, KY to the late Bill and Lacy (Williams) Stovall.
On June 19, 1962, Nellie married the love of her life, Monroe C. Henry. They enjoyed 47 years of marriage before Monroe passed away on December 2, 2009.
Nellie was a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, where she faithfully served on the Usher Board for thirty years. She also served as the church’s secretary. Nellie always attended Sunday School, Sunday services and Bible study. She had a quiet and meek spirit, and she loved God. Nellie embodied a virtuous woman and lived out Proverbs 31:10-31. Her favorite scriptures were Psalms 23 and Psalms 91, and she had both memorized.
Nellie was a faithful wife and mother. She genuinely enjoyed her husband, children and grandchildren. She absolutely cherished her daughters-in-law, Stephanie and Denita. She also loved watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy.
Left to cherish Nellie’s memory are her daughters and sons: Savannah Henry of Indianapolis, IN, Ronald (Stephanie) Henry of Waxahachie, TX, Melvin (Denita) Henry of Granger, IN, Vivian Henry of Phoenix, AZ, Jacqueline (Lynn) Harris of Fishers, IN, Deborah (Milton) Hunter of Indianapolis, IN, Glenda Singh of Indianapolis, IN and Karen (Derrick) Preston of South Bend, IN; fourteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by her niece, Vanessa Stovall of Bowling Green, KY; nephew Walter Stovall, Jr. of Franklin, KY; great-niece Shawnece Stovall of Anchorage, AK; as well as a host of nieces and nephews from South Bend, Indianapolis, Texas, California, Phoenix, AZ, Franklin, KY, Bowling Green, KY, Las Vegas, NV and Edwardsburg, MI; along with many other extended relatives and friends.
Nellie was preceded in death by her husband, Monroe Henry; her sister, Judith Stovall; her brother, Walter Stovall; her grandson, Cornelius Dent and her granddaughter, Alicia Hughes.
Services will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 12:00 PM at New Horizons Outreach Ministry, 56165 Mayflower Road, South Bend, IN 46619. Friends may call on the family for visitation for one hour prior to services at the church. Apostle Dr. Dennis Givens will officiate. Burial to follow at Riverview Cemetery. Palmer Funeral Homes – West Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online expressions of sympathy may be left at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.
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