Mrs. Rebecca Simpkins Henley
Saluda, SC: Mrs. Rebecca Simpkins Henley 92, of 440 Henley Road, entered into eternal rest Monday morning, 3/16/20 in the Saluda Nursing Center.
She was born in Edgefield County, SC, daughter of the late Jerome and Georgia Ann Holloway Simpkins. She received her education in the public schools of Saluda County, South Carolina. At an early, age she joined the Antioch Baptist Church and after her marriage to Jetto Henley (who preceded her in death) she moved her membership to Lockhart Baptist Church where she was a faithful member serving as a Deaconess, Missionary, and Senior Choir Member. She was one of the founding member of the Community Club No. 2 and she was a Life member of NAACP where she once represent Saluda Branch as Woman of the Year. She was also a member of the Woman's Home Aide Society No. 120.
In addition to her parents and husband; she was preceded in death by her siblings, Fairy Bell Davis, Lillian Coleman, Georgia A. Mitchell, Ida Mae Jackson, Arthur Simpkins, Ben Simpkins, Philip Simpkins, Eddie Simpkins, Mack Simpkins and Lawton Simpkins. She was the last survivor of her immediate family
She leaves to honor and cherish her precious memory; her children, Annie (Charlie) Davis, Saluda, SC, Catherine Lanier, Troy, SC, Warren (Almastine) Butler, Saluda, SC, William (Debbie) Henley, Johnston, SC, and Timothy (Tomessia) Henley, Batesburg, SC; twenty grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and sorrowing friends.
A Celebration of Her Life will be 12 Noon, Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Lockhart Baptist Church conducted the Pastor Herman Jenkins with others assisting. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. Public viewing will be 1-7 p.m Wednesday at the funeral home.
The family is receiving friends at the home, 440 Henley Road, Saluda, SC.
Butler and Sons Funeral Home is assisting the Henley Family.
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