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

Jeanette, 79, died today (Feb. 4) when you look at the morning that is early in Orlando, Fla.; Kathryn, 100, passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, in Nashville.

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

Jeanette Henry ended up being honored because of 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 the 2006 your retirement from First Baptist Orlando, cited two reasons. One, he desired to save money time with Jeanette that has faced health issues in modern times.

“she actually is been a trooper that is great. I do want to offer her just just what she therefore richly deserves,” Henry said.

Two, Henry stated he did not like to remain at the church “until I happened to be therefore exhausted and spent that we had nothing kept to provide back once again to the new generation of leadership.”

Steve Smith, who served as First Baptist’s communications pastor from 1994-2007, said Jeanette Henry had been “one of the most extremely gracious women i have understood, and she had a fantastic love of life. Though a consummate lady that is southern Kentucky, she had been also a ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ individual. She did not mince terms. She adored and supported Jim’s ministry as a passionate wife and mom with their kiddies and grandchildren.”

Smith, now communications minister during the Brentwood that is nashville-area Baptist, 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 offered me personally a romantic glance at their everyday lives and their own families. Their devotion one to the other through the tougher times as well as in the very best of times ended up being therefore obvious.

“That movie task additionally included planing a trip to Nashville to interview Jim’s valuable mom, Kathryn,” Smith stated. “At the period, she could have been about 87 yrs . old and ended up being nevertheless living alone inside her own house, perhaps perhaps perhaps not not even close to the Opryland resort where she had worked in a retail store well into her eighties. It had been obvious where Jim Henry had gotten his genes that are good while he, now inside the 80s, is a photo of health insurance and vigor.”

As well as her husband, Jeanette Henry is survived by three kids, Kate Campbell, Betsy de Armas and Jim; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Kathryn Henry, in accordance with a family group obituary, ended up being a indigenous of Robertson County, Tenn., whom accepted Jesus as her individual Savior at age 9 “and had the initial joy to be baptized together with her dad” 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, into the worship center of First Baptist Orlando, accompanied by a reception. Visitation is supposed to be from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, in the beginning Baptist’s Henry Chapel.

The family has requested gifts to the First Academy student scholarship fund at First Baptist; the Jeanette Henry Ministers Wives Endowment Fund care of the First Orlando Foundation; and the Henry-Sturgeon Presidential Scholarship at Gateway Seminary in Ontario, Calif in lieu of flowers.

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

Instead of plants gifts that are memorial Kathryn Henry may be designed to the Henry-Sturgeon Presidential Scholarship at Gateway Seminary and also the missions ministry in the beginning Baptist Church in Hendersonville.