Margaret Henson
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Margaret Alene Henson, 72, a lifelong resident of Charleston, passed away Thursday night, Feb. 27, 2014, at the home of her daughter in Decatur.

She was born in Cleveland on Dec. 31, 1941, a daughter of the late Ralph Smith and Flora Belle Kendrick.

She was of the Baptist faith. She worked for more than 35 years with the Holiday Inn of Cleveland until her retirement in 2006.

She was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her grandson, Nikk. When he was growing up, she loved working puzzle books with him. Some of her other hobbies included watching Westerns and flower gardening.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death her husband, Norman Henson; two daughters, Shelia Kendrick and Donna Maddux; one son, Arnold Henson; and two brothers, Pete Kendrick and Jimmy Kendrick.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory one daughter and her husband, Kim and Jerry Millsaps of Decatur; one son-in-law, Lebron Maddux; one grandson, Nikk Maddux; four sisters: Linda Murphy (Dennis), Coleen Carroll, Brenda Wilcoxon and Janice Kendrick; one brother, Melvin Kendrick; and numerous other extended family members, co-workers from Holiday Inn and a host of special friends.

A celebration of her life is planned for tonight, March 3, 2014, at 7 p.m. at Stuart Park Baptist Church, 850 17th Street in Cleveland, with the Rev. Daniel Malone officiating.

The family will receive friends at the church this evening from 5 until the service time.

The interment and committal service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Fort Hill Cemetery with Alan Buchanan, Chris Haney, Andy Scoggins, Manuel Maddux, Jackie Kendrick and Taylor Lambert serving as pallbearers.

You are encouraged to share a memory of Margaret and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guest book at

Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Henson family with these arrangements.