Funeral services for the Rev. Allen Henderson will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Northwest 14th District Building, located at 123 Bailey St., Minden, with Pastor James Landfair officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Benevolent Funeral Home. Burial will be at Mt. Elam Baptist Church Cemetery, Heflin. Repast will be at the 14th District Building.
The Rev. Allen Henderson was born Nov. 1, 1940, to Cleophus and Beatrice Henderson in Heflin. Allen was a 1958 graduate of Central Consolidated School in Dubberly. On Sept. 19, 1964, he married the love of his life, Virginia Parrish Henderson. God blessed this union with two children, Sharon Denyse and Michael De’Wayne.
The Rev. Henderson was serving as pastor of Hopewell Baptist Church in Dubberly and president of the 14th District Southern Region until his departure from this life. Allen retired from J.L. Jones school with 28 years of dedicated service, Cub Scout Master for 15 years and a member of Minden Soul Stirrers for 30 years. He was an inspiration to many young children. He was a great minister, father, brother, mentor, friend and extraordinary fisherman.
Allen leaves to cherish his memories a resilient mother, Mrs. Beatrice Henderson of Heflin; a daughter, Sharon Henderson Blair of Minden; a son Michael (Tammy) Henderson of Dallas, Texas; four grandchildren, Reginald D.D. Blair, of Houston, Renauld D. Blair of Minden, Tierra S. Henderson of Alcorn, Mississippi and Michael J. Henderson of Jackson, Mississippi; step-granddaughter, Victoria Williams of Minden; one great-granddaughter, TaKira R. Blair of Minden; and a special friend, Linda Carter.
Other survivors include four sisters, Minnie L. Moore of Plain Dealing, Lillie M. Sheppard of Ringgold, Gladys M. Goosby of Shreveport and Marie (Tommy L.) Jackson of Dallas, Texas; three brothers, Bobby J. Henderson of Bossier City, Edward L. (Maretta) Henderson of Oakland, California and Bobby L. (Dorothy) Henderson; and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.