Barbara Jean Henderson
Barbara Jean Henderson went home to be with the Lord on November 12, 2020. Barbara was born in Galveston, Texas on April 1st, 1939 to Elijah Wilson and Louise Frank. She was preceded in death by her 3 siblings, Joe Frank, Geneva Lee (Christopher) and Irene Ford (Neal).
Barbara was raised in Galveston, Texas and graduated from Central High School. Soon after high school, she met and married Robert Henderson and had 4 children. Phyllis Clark, (Joe), Christopher Patrick Henderson (Polly), Stephanie “Cissy” Petersen and was preceded in death by her oldest son, Robert “Bubbie” Henderson, Jr.
Barbara leaves behind her grandchildren to cherish her memory: Kristin & Joseph Clark, Tomica Henderson, Robert Guillory, Ian Henderson, James, Christina & Christopher Petersen. Barbara also had a host of nieces and nephews.
Barbara worked for many years and retired from UTMB-Galveston. Barbara was a faithful member of Hope Baptist church where she was affectionately known as “Diva Henderson”. Barbara heavily was involved with several ministries including the women’s ministry. One of her proudest and most memorable accomplishments later in life was becoming a certified Massage Therapist. Barbara worked passionately and enjoyed helping heal others through massages. She also volunteered to provide massages to breast cancer survivors.
There will be a public visitation held on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 5pm to 7pm held at Carnes Funeral Home located at 3100 Gulf Freeway, Texas City, Texas 77591. 409-986-9900