Funeral service for Ms. Elna Jean Henderson, age 92, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 1 PM on Monday, December 17, 2018, at Higgins Funeral Home with Dr. Ronnie Gay officiating. Burial will follow in Stewart Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday at 11 AM until time of service.
Ms. Henderson was born on November 6, 1926 in Lincoln County, TN to the late Vanion Caston and Myrtle Mae Monks Henderson. She worked as a flight attendant for Pan Am Airlines and retired in 1986 after 34 years in the sky. Elna Jean passed away on December 14, 2018 at Bailey Manor.
Survivors include her nephew, Randall Wilson and wife Suzanne; half brother, David Henderson; half sisters, Paula Baker and Pamela Wilhoite; and many other nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Lillian Wilson, Thelma Ruth Henderson, and Leona Updyke and brother, Willard Henderson.
So many wonderful memories of you growing up. We got to see the world through your eyes. All of the beach trips, cookouts, card games. You taught us women can do ANYTHING. You lit up the room when you walked in. Beautiful inside and out. You will be so missed. Love you Aunt Jean. Absence in the spirit is presence with the Lord. We were so blessed to have you for an aunt.
My Aunt Jean was a wonderful Godly woman who was a trailblazer for the independent single ladies of her time! She was funny, beautiful and taught me how to bluff and win politely in any game of cards! Ahhhh…lol She taught me to never forget where you come from and never pass a chance to see the world!! When deciding where to honeymoon…she was my inspiration and spending two weeks in France was amazing! I could see why she loved Paris!! Her laughter was infectious and everyone wanted to be her friend! And she was a loyal friend to many around the world! I will miss her dearly and know she is with her sisters and my sweet father! Ahhh love Aunt Jean
So very sorry for your recent loss of Ms Elna.