It is with deep sadness we are gathered today to celebrate and remember the life of Marion Virginia Bryant Henderson’s journey.
Marion Henderson was born to Clarence and Sarah Bryant on September 1, 1930, in Staunton VA. She transitioned to glory peacefully on the early morning on November 25, 2022, at Sibley Hospital (Hospice) in Washington DC.
She was married to Irving Henderson from 1984 until his passing on January 1, 2017.
Marion leaves to cherish her loving memories one sister (out of 12 siblings) Margaret Lorraine Bryant, six children, Viola T. Ford (Chrissy), Marian V. Smoak, James M. Thompson Jr., Henry F. Thompson, Robin A. Stevenson, Priscilla F. Thompson, and a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives, and friends.
Her education started in grade school in Staunton VA and ended in DC at Armstrong Adult Technical School. She was employed as a Supervisory Computer Operator at the Metropolitan Police Department, Computer Operations Division on September 30, 1974. She retired from MPD on September 30, 1992.
Marion enjoyed gardening, swimming, playing piano, crocheting, and sewing. She was also a member of the Woodridge Civic Association and a member of the Model Cities Senior Wellness Center. Her charities included 2 churches and several other organizations.
For years she enjoyed worshiping at the Greater First Baptist Church as a Deaconess and a member of the Senior Choir. She joined Israel Baptist Church on August 9, 1998 and was an active member until her passing.
Marion was a feisty, giving, and very hardworking mother who taught her children decent work ethics, kindness, discipline, sharing, and most of all she stressed that we love each other. She was held in high esteem by her employers, family, and friends.
Rest in peace Marion. You are loved, valued, honored, and appreciated. We deeply miss you.