Lena Belle Speer Henderson

Lena Belle Speer Henderson, 88, of Double Springs, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2022 at Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham.

She was born in Houston to James Speer and Dora Burdick Speer. Lena was a fantastic cook. She enjoyed gardening and sewing and made homemade clothes for her family. For many years, Lena and her sisters and later her children traveled all over and sang for hundreds of funerals and special church services.

Visitation will be Sunday, July 3, 2022 from 2-3 p.m. at Fairview Missionary Baptist Church in Double Springs, where her funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Brother Bill Frank Wilson and Pastor Benny Knight will officiate.  Nichols Funeral Home will direct.

Lena is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Parnell Henderson; children, Boyd (Regina) Henderson, Bonnie (Benny) Knight, Bradley (Jennifer) Henderson and Bentley (Debbie) Henderson; grandchildren, Shaunda (Jamie) Pounders, Maile (Lionel) Reese, Malia (Joel) Henson, Jonathan (Anieca) Henderson, Jamie Knight, Courtney (Jessie) Boyd, Damara Henderson, Riley Henderson, Stephanie Henderson and Tucker (Erin) Henderson; 11 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Sam Speer and Dora Lovenia Burdick-Speer; brothers, Jim Speer, Burdick Speer and Jack Speer and sisters, Tommie Rowe, Cee Carter and Georgia Belle Speer.

Pallbearers will be Jonathan Henderson, Tucker Henderson, Riley Henderson, Reggie Henson, Nicholas Pounders, and Matthew Riddle. Honorary pallbearer will be Brent Henson.

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