Sara Ann Shelton Henry


Sara Ann Shelton Henry, 80, of Cleveland, passed away on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, at a local healthcare facility, surrounded by her family.

She was born on Sept. 1, 1941, in the White Oak community of Bradley County to the late Robert and Ida Mae Millard Shelton.

Sara was retired from Charleston Hosiery Mill. She was a member of the Clingan Ridge Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Henry; sister, Bobbie Lou Shelton Jenkins; stepdaughter, Cathy Hughes; and great-nephew, Miles Jacob Edward Jenkins.

Sara is survived by her niece, Kimberly D. (Jason) McMillian of Dayton; nephew, Donald E. (Wendy) Jenkins of Cleveland; great-nephew, Jonah (Hope) Jenkins of Murfreesboro; her best friend of 57 years, Reba Webb; two stepchildren; several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several cousins.

A Celebration of Her Life will be conducted on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Companion Funeral Home, 2415 Georgetown Road NW, with the Rev. Shane Lawson and the Rev. Donald Jenkins officiating.

The family will receive friends two hours prior to service time, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Interment will be held at 11 a.m on Tuesday at Hilcrest Memorial Gardens. The family will meet at the funeral home to proceed to the cemetery at 10:30 a.m.

You are encouraged to share your expressions of sympathy by visiting Sara’s memorial webpage at



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