Celebration of Life
Obituary of Mary S Henry
Her Beginning ~
It was on an auspicious, summer day; July thirteenth, in the year 1948. God gently blew His Breath upon the earth, in the town known as Shelby, North Carolina, and an extraordinarily divine blessing became a living soul. This beautiful, gift was presented to Sister Nellie Hopper and Elder Sam Petty, in the form of a baby girl whom they named Mary Sue. She was to become the first of two children, born to these loving parents.
~ Her Love for Learning ~
Mary Sue attended Cleveland and Flat Rock Elementary Schools; graduating from Shelby High School in 1967. Furthering her education, Mary Sue continued her studies at the Bronx Community College School of Nursing, in the Bronx, New York. She graduated in 1979 and received her L. P. N. and Graduated in 1979. In 1988 she again reached from higher learning and graduate from Midland Career Institute as a Medical Lab Technician Ever willing to learn, Mother Henry again attended Dr. Al T. Henry School of Ministry of Roosevelt, New York in which she received her Bachelor degree in Religious Studies and her Masters in Divinity both in 2003. She received her Doctor of Divinity in 2006 also from Dr. Al. T. Henry School of Ministry.
~ Her Love for God ~
In 1970, Mother Mary Sue Hopper Henry received the gift of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking according to Acts 2:38 at The Greater Refuge Temple in Harlem, New York, under the Leadership of Apostle William Lee Bonner, where she served as a Missionary. Since that time this Sainted Mother in Zion has never complained, she was very passionate in her love for the Lord and the saints everywhere in which she always had a kind and encouraging word in her mouth. Along Mother Henry journey for the Lord she became a member of End Time Ministries Fellowship Churches Inc. under her son, Bishop Al. T. Henry, Sr.,
Mother Henry served the National Church as the National Sainted Mother of End Time Fellowship Churches Inc. also as National Missionary President.
~ HER LEGACY ~
Mother Henry leaves five, extraordinary children to honor and cherish her memory: Bishop Dr. Al T. Henry, Sr. (Wife, Lady V. Henry) of Roosevelt, NY, Overseer Dr. Luther T. Henry II of Newport News, Virginia, Evangelist Camille N. Henry of Shelby, NC., Pastor Faith P. Smith (husband, Pastor Paul L. Smith) of Central Islip, NY., Minister Arthur M. Henry Sr. (Wife, Evang. Missionary Sabrina Henry) of Patchogue, NY, a special step-daughter, Leona Washington (husband, James Washington) of Shelby, NC and thirteen, wonderful, grandchildren whom she adored: Al T. Henry, Jr., Alyshia T. Henry, Alyaah T. Henry, Samiya H. Henry, Jordan Smith, Taylor-Marie Smith, Lamia Johnson, Artashia Henry, Arthur Henry Jr., Ariana Henry, Aaron Henry, Adreain Mitchell, T. Mitchell, and host of step sisters, cousins, aunts and friends....