Merce “Earl” Henderson

Merce "Earl" Henderson

Service

Date: Thu, July 14, 2016
Start time: 11:00 am
Location:
Shilliam Avenue Church of God in Christ
Address:
307 Shilliam Avenue, Waterloo
Arrangements By:
Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories

Visitation

Date: Wed, July 13, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location:
Shillam Avenue Church of God in Christ
Address:
307 Shillam Avenue, Waterloo

Merce “Earl” Henderson

July 18, 1947 - July 7, 2016

Visitation:
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 5-7:00 pm
Shilliam Avenue Church of God in Christ
307 Shillam Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50703

Funeral Service:
Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 11:00 am
Shilliam Avenue Church of God in Christ
307 Shillam Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50703

Burial:
Fairview Cemetery of Waterloo

Luncheon:

Immediately following burial at Shillam Avenue Church of God in Christ

Merce Earl Henderson was born July 18, 1947, to the late Allen and Ida Bell (Boss) Henderson in Sardis, MS.  He was the seventh of ten brothers.  Earl married Rita Lee Holmes on October 4, 1966 at City View Temple COGIC in Waterloo, Iowa.  He enjoyed cars and owned a cherry red 1963 Chevrolet that his children remember fondly.  Earl was an outstanding husband, father and provider for his family.

Earl left this world on the seventh day of the seventh month at seven o’clock – God’s perfect number. His work was complete.  Earl was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Jenette L. Henderson; four brothers: James Earl, Joe Louis, James Allen, and Rev. Robert Henderson; and one sister, Katie Mae Hurt.  He leaves to cherish his wife; two sons, Anthony C. Holmes and Anthony C. Bolden both of Waterloo; three daughters: Tonia M. Henderson, Marshell L. (Patrick) Henderson Shelley, and JaPula R. (Tony) Henderson Johnson all of Waterloo; eight grandsons, three granddaughters; twenty-one great-grandchildren; five brothers: Will (Betty) Henderson, Larry (Lillian) Henderson of Sardis, MS, Clarence (Ida) Henderson of Atlanta, GA, Mack (Dorothy) Henderson, Frank (Marteen) Henderson all of Waterloo, and Tommie Jones Henderson of Chicago, IL; a special sister-in-law, Rubynette Robinson; and brother-in-law Raymond Holmes all of Waterloo.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

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