Alice Elizabeth Trew Hensley was born May 18, 1922 in Sweetwater, TN. She was 88. She was the beloved sister of many brothers and sisters and the faithful daughter of William and Mary (Smith) Trew, all who have preceded her in death. She married her life-long love, Douglas Hensley, Sr. who has passed on. Alice was a wonderful nurturing mother to her six children: Marie Cochran and husband David of Culleoka, TN, Marjorie Jacobs and husband Daniel of Armada, MI, Tom Hensley and wife Roni of Unionville, TN, Doug Hensley Jr and wife Pam of Toney, AL, Jimmy Hensley of Lynchburg, TN and Michael Hensley of Tullahoma, TN. She has 13 grandchildren and multitude of great-grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Alice worked the fields alongside her husband for many years. Her family and neighbors were always uplifted whenever they saw her beautiful flower gardens. Alice could entertain you with an old-timey riddle, a little jig, or she could bring on a belly laugh with her cute antics.
She was resourceful, life-smart and had a hard-earned wisdom far beyond her formal education. She was strong of heart, steadfast in her beliefs and forever loyal to her family. She will be greatly missed by the many she is leaving behind, joyfully welcomed by the many waiting her.
Her family would like to thank all who have been a part of her life. Thank you to the staff at Senior Advantage, Glen Oaks, Riverside and Heritage Medical Center and Higgins Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday December 6th at 1:00pm at Higgins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery beside her husband D.W. Hensley. Visitation with the family will be Monday from 12pm-1pm at Higgins Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the charity of your choice.