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Mary Francis Henderson

Mary Francis Henderson, age 85 of Paducah, died Friday, January 19, 2018 at Baptist Health in Paducah.  She was born the daughter of the late John Jackson, Sr. and the late Fanny Francis Ford Tapscott.  She was a retired cook having worked many years in the restaurant business.  She was an avid bowler and was a member of Southland Baptist Temple and was active in the church choir, the rest home ministry, and the church kitchen.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens with Pastor Jimmy Franks officiating.  Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Monday, January 22, 2018 at Keeling & Goodman Funeral Home.  Keeling & Goodman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her sons: Larry Henderson(Betty) of Melber and Sherman Henderson (Joan) of Paducah; her daughter: Bonnie Smith (Lyn) of Paducah; her brothers: John Jackson (Shelby) of Arizona, Marvin Tapscott of Ohio, and Shelton Tapscott of Paducah; eleven grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Texas E. Henderson; and her brother: Ozzie Tapscott.

Charitable donations can take the place of flowers and be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.


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Francis may you rest in peace, lord knows you have done your service for those who needed it. I will never forget you or your family. God bless you all.

Thomas & Marilyn Dietman

Thomas & Marilyn Dietman Feb 6 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry that we did not know that Ms. Frances past away until today. She was like a second mom to us. So many memories growing up and at Southland and don't know what we would have done without her when our mom died. She will be greatly missed. A beautiful and wonderful second mom.

Laura and Bill McElhaney Jan 26 2018 12:00 AM

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A Spathiphyllum was ordered on January 22, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Jan 22 2018 12:00 AM

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A Spathiphyllum was ordered on January 22, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Jan 22 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. My mother, Martha King, shared a room with Mary at Parkview. Mary was always looking out for my mother's caregiving at Parkview. Mary's daughter bought a baby doll for my mother to take care of and we always appreciated her thinking of my mother. It was almost impossible to interact with my mother but Mary was always a joy to be able to talk with. Our prayers are extended to each of Mary's family members.

Ricky King Jan 22 2018 12:00 AM

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A Tropical Dish Garden with Fresh Flowers was sent by Marvin Tapscott. Ricky&Tammy Tapscott. Great niece Jasmine Tapscott. on January 20, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Jan 20 2018 12:00 AM

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