Charles received Christ, and was an active and faithful member, deacon, and trustee of Second Antioch Baptist Church. He was also an affiliated member of the Masonic Lodge Shining Light #272.
A U.S. Navy veteran who served in World War II, Charles was a very quiet and gentle man who was always there to lend a helping hand or insightful word. He always provided for his family and was a very hard worker who was in the logging industry for many years until his health no longer allowed him to continue such strenuous duties. Being the hard working man he was, and also not being able to sit around and do nothing, he began a second career as an attendant at the Powhatan County Transfer Station. A devoted county servant who befriended all that came through, Charles became known and loved by everyone who came into contact with him.
He leaves to cherish his memories: ten grandchildren, Anthony, Sr. (Danjile), Robert, Jr., Chavonne Gray, Marcus, Brandon, Derek, Shawn, Brian, Alexia, Jayla; six great-grandchildren, Ny’iana Scruggs, Kiandra Scruggs, Marcus, Ja’Nya, Paris Gray, and Anthony, Jr.; brother Fred, Sr. (Lula) of Ameila; two sisters Octavia Jones (William) and Hattie Harris both of Richmond; four sisters-in-law, Pearl Mickel, Edna Johnson, Geneva Jones (Wilbert), and Geneva Henderson; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends, all of whom were very dear to him.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 14th from 6pm to 8pm at the funeral home.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, November 15, 2010 at 1:00 pm at Second Antioch Baptist Church, Powhatan, with interment in the church cemetery.
Michael W. Hawkes Funeral Home of Amelia in charge of arrangements.
To plant a tree in memory of Charles R. Henderson, Sr., visit the Tribute Store.