Jacquelyn Henderson1960 - 2022
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Topic: Jacquelyn Henderson Evening Visitation
Time: Nov 18, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 843 8707 7441
*JACQUELYN HENDERSON MORNING FUNERAL PRAYER SERVICE*
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Jacquelyn Henderson made her transition to heaven on the morning of Friday, November 11th, 2022, at her home in Cambria Heights, Queens, NY. She was surrounded by love and care, and passed gently in her sleep with her children, Christopher and Dawn, close by.
Jacquelyn was born on March 9th, 1960, to parents Lillie Bell Hill and Moses Sandford. She was raised in the South Bronx along with her sister Lillie Mae. They adored their older brother John Macmillian and despite their age gap, he was always a constant presence in their lives. Her sister describes their childhood as one of fun and camaraderie, saying “Jacquelyn was always that loving big sister to me.”
Jacquelyn graduated from Morris high school in 1978. She attended Ithaca college where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1982. While at Ithaca, she met Oliver Henderson. They eventually married and had two beautiful children Christopher and Dawn. Although Oliver and Jacquelyn did not stay married, they remained lifelong friends.
After working as a paralegal for a few years, Jacquelyn earned an associates degree in nursing from Queensborough Community College and a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Molloy College. In 1998, she began her 22 year career as a labor and delivery nurse at Northwell Health, Long Island Jewish Hospital. Over the years, she also worked per diem at Winthrop hospital and Mt. Sinai Hospital.
Jacquelyn was a beautiful soul with an unfaltering devotion to God. She was an active
member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, where she dutifully performed as an usher and as the ministry board president. Her friends and loved ones would describe her as a memorable coworker, friendly neighbor, supportive auntie, considerate friend, “true-blue” sister, and a precious mother. Jacquelyn’s children were her world, and she continues to mean the world to them.
Jacquelyn will be greatly missed by her children, Christopher and Dawn, sister, Lillie Mae,
son-in-law, Luther, grandson Luther Jr., nephews, Steven, Andre, Jerry Jr., and Terrance, nieces, Kimberly, Shari, Karen, Kyrstal, Renee, Sherise, Allison, and Alexis, ex-husband, Oliver, sister-in-laws, Ann-Marie, Carol, and Danielle, brother-in-laws, Jerry, Robert, and Clarence, cousins, Flora Mae, Jennifer, and Brenda, great nieces, Destiny, Si’ana, Jayla, Zara, and Alaura, great nephews, Noah, and Lamar, and many other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
Special and sincere thanks to her caregivers, Mercedes Holmes and Ertha-Kay
17 thoughts for Jacquelyn Henderson
My dearest Jackie may your soul
My deepest condolences to her children and family. It was a pleasure working with you all these years and you will be deeply missed.
My sincerest condolences to the family and friends on the loss of such a beautiful soul. May your soul Rest in Eternal Peace Jackie free from pain and suffering you’ll be missed by many
We were co-workers that tirned into good friends. So much so that I am the godmother of her firstborn Christopher. Many fun times, bbq’s, graduations and many many talks. Jacque you will be missed. I will miss our faith talks and many jokes about my inability to run lol. You, myfried, has run the greatest marathon of all and crossed the finish line in first place! S.I.P. friend
I first met Jackie as a coworker in 1995 at South Nassau hospital, and she was such a great person. Rest in peace, and hope to see you again in heaven
I have had the pleasure of knowing Jackie for the last few years. Her spirit was an inspiration to all she touched. Truly our loss is Heaven’s gain.
Our condolences to Jackie family. We were so to hear of the passing of Jackie. You have fought the fight. Now that the run is over you can rest totally in God’s care. We will miss you.
Sending healing prayers and comfort during this tough time. Remember your Mom’s amazing personality lives through you both ( Christopher & Dawn) . She was a special person and she will always be with you both. Uncle Jerry & I will continue to keep the family in prayer.
You will be truly missed, you were so kind ❤️ and sweet. Just a beautiful soul. I loved visiting you as a child. I am very sad to lose such a beautiful spirit, but I am very blessed to have known you. Thank you for your kind words, love and sincerity. My deepest condolences to all affected by this great lost.
We have been Jackie’s next door neighbor since the children were young and we will miss her dearly. We wish her and especially her family peace. In loving memory from The Gulston family Carole Candace and BJ
It is never easy loosing a parent and you will never be the same however may you learn to be comforted by the many memories and may they bring you peace. We were next door neighbors to you and your mother for many years and we will surely miss her also. May she rest in peace. In loving memories from the Gulston family Carole, Candace and BJ.
My sincere condolences to Jackie’s family and friends . Jackie had a good spirit and a kind, gentle personality. She will be missed and fondly remembered by many..
God bless and comfort your family and friends.
Dawn , we are so sorry to hear that you lost your mom:( She must be a wonderful person to have had a daughter like you! Please know that we are praying for you and your mom and family. xoxo
Peggy and Teresa Weldon
My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Jackie Henderson. She was a beautiful person, who was loved by many. Rest in peace Jackie
Diane Taylor and family
I want send my deepest condolences to Jacqueline’s family. She was my President on the Usher board and she wanted nothing but perfection. To know Jacqueline she was a perfectionist especially when it came to her Ushers. I will miss her saying how is that big girl and those big boys doing give them hugs and kisses for me. Jacqueline I love and will miss talking to you on the phone. Sleep well Queen.
Sending my deepest sympathy and condolences to your family. It was a pleasure working with you at LIJ. May you rest peacefully
LMCMC Youth is sending you blessings, strength and love. We are keeping you lifted and said a special prayer over you this evening. Covering of our Lord is over you. We love you- LMCMC Youth