2002 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) White (29th), Kirby, Thames, Scoper, Johnson (19th), Smith, Nunnelee
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE LIFE OF W. GUY HENDERSON AND EXPRESSING DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS UPON HIS PASSING.
WHEREAS, W. Guy Henderson departed this life on March 7, 2002, causing great loss to his family and friends; and
WHEREAS, W. Guy Henderson was born in Jackson, Mississippi, on May 23, 1928, to James Monroe and Arrie Hawkins Henderson, the sixth of eleven children; and
WHEREAS, W. Guy Henderson grew up in Lorena and Forest, Mississippi, and graduated from Forest High School; and
WHEREAS, after serving two years in the U.S. Navy, during which time he surrendered to the gospel ministry, Mr. Henderson graduated from Mississippi College and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; and
WHEREAS, W. Guy Henderson served as Pastor of Cash Baptist Church, Lena; Fellowship Baptist Church, Taylorville; Society Hill Baptist Church, Jefferson Davis County; and Emmanuel Baptist Church, Biloxi; and
WHEREAS, in 1958, W. Guy Henderson and his wife, Lois, were appointed by the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board to serve as missionaries to South Korea, where they served 13 years, and the following seven years, Mr. Henderson served as pastor of the International Baptist Church of Manila, Philippines; and
WHEREAS, returning to Mississippi in 1978, Mr. Henderson joined the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board and was a consultant in the Stewardship Department, Director of the Department of Evangelism, and Editor of The Baptist Record; and
WHEREAS, retiring in 1996, W. Guy Henderson served more than 20 churches as interim pastor, retired as a Chaplain Major in the U.S. Army Reserves, and authored three books; and
WHEREAS, W. Guy Henderson is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lois; son, Rex Henderson; daughters, Melinda Henderson Kyzar, Patricia Henderson Pardue and Angela Henderson McWhirter; and many grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of this Legislature to recognize the lives of outstanding Mississippians such as W. Guy Henderson:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend the life of W. Guy Henderson and express the sympathy of the Legislature on his passing.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be presented to the family of W. Guy Henderson and made available to the Capitol Press Corps.