Mary L. Henry (1935 - 2019)
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Our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Wife, Sister, Aunt and Friend Mary Henry affectionately known as “Mommy” passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Mary was born in New Albany, Mississippi on July 4, 1935 to the union of William Leroy McKinley Booth and Beulah White of Racine, WI. whom preceded her in death.
On September 1, 1950 she married her husband Cledis Henry until his death. Mary and her husband moved to Toledo after being wedded where she continued to raise her brother and 8 children. Mary turned her life over to the Christ at an early age. She was a long standing member of Southern Missionary Baptist Church, Toledo, Ohio. Mary recently rededicated her
life to Christ and joined Rock of Ages C.O.G.I.C. She loved playing bingo, fishing, travelling and shopping. Mary is the 4th of 10 children. She was known to look after family members and her many grand and great grandchildren. To know Mommy was to love her sassiness, straightforwardness and her quick wit. She was loved by all for being a great woman with many
stories to tell. She loved her children and grandchildren dearly. A line that most family members are known to repeat of hers was “looking at my pretty legs “.
She was preceded in death by her husband Cledis Henry and daughters Cynthia Henry, Joyce Carson as well as 5 sisters Cynthia, Samella, Mary, Sarah and Elizabeth and brother William James.
She is survived by her brothers Kenneth Booth, Leroy Booth, sisters Victoria Cooper, Linda Kay, sons Davis Booth (Darlene), Namon (Eva) Henry, Cledis (Tora) Henry Jr., Arthur Henry, Patrick Henry and daughters Rutha L. (Dennison Jr.) Bowen and Gwendolyn (Zachary) Harthorne, a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and family and friends.
Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard but always
near, still loved, still missed, and held so dear.