Jim Henry’s spouse & mother enter heaven in 5-day period

Jim Henry’s spouse & mother enter heaven in 5-day period

Jeanette, 79, died today (Feb. 4) within the morning hours hours in Orlando, Fla.; Kathryn, 100, died Thursday, Jan. 31, in Nashville.

Jim Henry ended up being president for the Southern Baptist Convention from 1994-1996; pastor of First Baptist Church in Orlando from 1977 until their retirement in 2006, or just just just what he called his “redeployment”; and pastor of Downtown Baptist Church in Orlando from 2015 until recently.

Jeanette Henry ended up being honored by the Southern Baptist Ministers’ spouses Conference throughout the 2002 SBC yearly conference in St. Louis, getting the Willie Turner Dawson Award for “distinct denominational share beyond the area church.”

An endowment in her name was announced to assist pastors’ wives in attending the Florida Baptist State Convention’s annual meeting in a March 2006 celebration honoring the 28 years she and Jim served at First Baptist Orlando.

Henry, in his 2006 your retirement from First Baptist Orlando, cited two reasons. One, he wished to save money time with Jeanette who’d faced health issues in the past few years.

“she actually is been a trooper that is great. I would like to offer her exactly what she therefore richly deserves,” Henry said.

Two, Henry stated he did not desire to remain in the church that We had nothing kept to provide returning to the following generation of leadership.”until I happened to be therefore exhausted and spent”

Steve Smith, whom served as First Baptist’s communications pastor from 1994-2007, stated Jeanette Henry had been “one of the most extremely gracious women I’ve understood, and she had a sense that is great of. Though a consummate lady that is southern Kentucky, she had been also a ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ individual. She did not mince words. She liked and supported Jim’s ministry as a passionate mother and wife with their kids and grandchildren.”

Smith, now communications minister in the Nashville-area Brentwood Baptist Church, recounted “the privilege of creating a video clip of Jim’s and Jeanette’s life tale included in Jim’s ‘redeployment’ from First Baptist Orlando. That experience supplied me personally a look that is intimate their everyday lives and their own families. Their devotion one to the other through the tougher times plus in the very best of times had been therefore obvious.

“That video clip project also included planing a trip to Nashville to interview Jim’s valuable mom, Kathryn,” Smith stated. “At that point, she would have been about 87 yrs old and ended up being the site nevertheless residing alone inside her own house, maybe not not even close to the Opryland resort where she had worked in a shop that is retail into her eighties. It absolutely was obvious where Jim Henry had gotten his good genes, as he, now in the 80s, is an image of health insurance and vigor.”

Along with her spouse, Jeanette Henry is survived by three young ones, Kate Campbell, Betsy de Armas and Jim; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Kathryn Henry, based on a family group obituary, had been a indigenous of Robertson County, Tenn., whom accepted Jesus as her Savior that is personal at 9 “and had the initial joy to be baptized together with her daddy” at Hopewell Baptist Church.

In church, she worked in Sunday class with students and had been a church assistant to start with Baptist in Nashville and Eastland and Dalewood Baptist churches.

The funeral solution for Jeanette Henry may be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, when you look at the worship center of First Baptist Orlando, followed closely by a reception. Visitation would be from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, in the beginning Baptist’s Henry Chapel.

Instead of plants, your family has required presents towards the First Academy pupil scholarship investment in the beginning Baptist; the Jeanette Henry Ministers Wives Endowment Fund proper care of the very first Orlando Foundation; in addition to Henry-Sturgeon Presidential Scholarship at Gateway Seminary in Ontario, Calif.

The funeral solution for Kathryn Henry will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in the beginning Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn. Visitation is supposed to be from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville.

In place of plants gifts that are memorial Kathryn Henry could be built to the Henry-Sturgeon Presidential Scholarship at Gateway Seminary plus the missions ministry in the beginning Baptist Church in Hendersonville.

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