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Henderson, Jonette

March 24, 1942 –
 September 26, 2021

Obituary

Jonette Irene Willman Henderson of Farmers Branch, Texas, passed away on September 26, 2021, after a long illness.

Jonette was born in Montgomery, Ala., on March 24, 1942, to the late John Oram and Margaret Lynch Willman. She grew up in Mobile, Alabama, where she graduated from Murphy High School in 1960.

She moved to Dallas the following year, where she met her husband, Cecil Doile Henderson. Together, they raised four children.

Jonette worked for W. O. Bankston and later with the Belmont Group in Dallas. While working, she earned a B.B.A. in Management from Northwood University in Cedar Hill, Texas.

Throughout her life, Jonette served her community and loved the friends she served alongside. She was active at Valwood Park Baptist Church in Farmers Branch, where she was a facilitator for the Christian Cancer Support Group. She was also a member of the North Dallas Business and Professional Women’s Club and the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Most recently, she served on the Farmers Branch Senior Advisory Board and volunteered at the Farmers Branch Retirement Center.

Jonette was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and son Jimmy Henderson. She is survived by her brother Jerry Willman and his wife Linda; children Randy Henderson, Julie Henderson, Donna Mercier, and Jeffery Henderson; granddaughters Tami Henderson and Alexis Bonvillain and her husband Timothy; and four great grandchildren, in whom she greatly delighted.

Jonette’s memorial service will be at 2 p.m. at Valwood Park Baptist Church on October 9, 2021. She will be interred later at the DFW National Cemetery, next to her husband, who served as a U.S. Army corporal during the Korean conflict.

Flowers may be delivered to the sanctuary at Valwood Park Baptist Church between noon and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be made to Valwood Park Baptist Church at 2727 Valwood Parkway, Dallas, TX 75234.

 

Please leave the family condolences and share memories on this website.

 

Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252

(214) 306-6700

4 Thoughts on Henderson, Jonette
    Dorothy fields
    2 Oct 2021
    8:43am

    My prayers to all the family

    Donna Thomson
    4 Oct 2021
    11:25pm

    I am missing my good friend Jonette. RIP. My Prayers prayers go out to all her friends and family.

    Diana Jo Barton
    9 Oct 2021
    12:40pm

    Sending God’s great comfort to Jonette’s son Jeffery and family as you celebrate her life today.

    THOMAS and Hermie DENSMORE
    14 Oct 2021
    1:27pm

    Jonette was a dear friend and neighbor for over 16 years. We enjoyed all the good times.Jonette Loved to go with us to S&D Oyster Co. to eat. We we’re saddened of her passing and regret that we were out of town on business and missed her service. Our neighborhood lost a good resident.In our opinion, Jonette was a true Belle. We miss you dear soul.

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