Emily Jean Henderson

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Emily Jean Henderson, 51, of Jefferson City, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Capital Region Medical Center. She was born May 22, 1962, in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Elnora Whitney. Emily was united in marriage to Leon Henderson Sr., who survives at the home. Emily attended Nichols Career Center and Lincoln University and was employed with Villa Marie and Heisinger Bluffs as a nurse. Emily attended Solid Rock Family Church and was a lifelong member of Changing Lives Church in East Saint Louis. Emily was passionate about her job as a licensed practical nurse, taking care of the elderly. She also loved spending time with her family and friends especially her children and grandchildren. Along with her husband, she is survived by her six children: Takisha Wright of St. Louis, Darren Henderson of Jefferson City, Megan Henderson of Columbia, Jalynn Henderson of Jefferson City, Sherryl Henderson of Jefferson City, and Justice Henderson of Jefferson City; 17 grandchildren; a dear lifelong friend: Lyne and two special cousins: Kenneth and Jackie Steele. Friends will be received from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Solid Rock Family Church in Jefferson City. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 12, 2013, at Changing Lives Church, 5323 North Park Drive, East St. Louis, Illinois. Interment will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109. (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at

Published July 11, 2013