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Henderson Robinson

Born: Mon., Feb. 13, 1928
Died: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018

Public Viewing

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 14, 2018
Location: Harris Funeral Home Memorial Chapel

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Dec. 15, 2018
Location: Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

Military Honors

12:20 PM Sat., Dec. 15, 2018
Location: Lakeland Memorial Park

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MR. HENDERSON ROBINSON, 90 of QUEEN CREEK, AZ formerly of Monroe, NC passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Hospice of the Valley - Lund Home in Gilbert, AZ.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 501 P. E. Bazemore Dr., Monroe, NC.  Reverend Larry W. Leake, Pastor, Eulogist. 

Military Honors and Interment will follow in Lakeland Memorial Park, 1901 Lancaster Avenue, Monroe, NC .

A public viewing will be held 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm Friday, December 14, 2018 at Harris Funeral Home & Cremations of Monroe, NC whom is serving the Robinson, Funderburk and extended families.

Born Monday, February 13, 1928 in Pageland, SC to Bundy and Vadie Funderburk Robinson.  He was the 8th child of 13 children born to this union.  Henderson was a graduate of Pageland Colored High School in 1949.  After graduation he attended North Carolina A & T State University in Greensboro, NC.  Henderson was drafted into the United States Army in 1951 where he served in the Korean War.  He was promoted to Sergeant and earned the title of Combat Construction Specialist. In 1952 he was awarded the Bronze Service Star.  He was released from active duty in 1953, after active duty he relocated to New Jersey.  He enlisted into the United States Reserve Corps for five years, where he completed his tour of duty on January 6, 1958.

In New Jersey Henderson was employed at General Motors Corporation Division of Chevrolet, Pontiac and Canada Group.  While working at GM, he persued his passion for business ownership, starting The Bergen Auto Body Shop located in Newark, NJ.  His business was his joy for many years.  His love for Jesus led him to membership at  the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Newark, NJ where he was ordained as a Deacon, member of the Choir and Usher Board.

In 1988, Henderson retired and relocated to Monroe, NC and continued his working for the Lord at the Friendship and Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Churches where he served as a Deacon and Choir Member.  Still desiring for new adventures he went into Co-Ownership at the M&R Auto Body Shop and enrolled in the North Carolina Agriculture College and earned a Certificate as a Master Gardner in 1989. He has earned many Awards and Accolades for his envolvement in the 4-H Youth Development Program and also earned a Certificate of Appreciation from North Carolina A&T State University for Cooperative Extension Service.

In 2010, Henderson relocated to the State of Arizona where he resided with his daughter; Rhonda and Son-in-Law; Glen, gaining a host of new friends and family.  He aquired a new name in his new city, "Iron Man".  He was loved by all! He enjoyed picking the seasonal citrus and had a great pleasure in sharing his stories with many neighbors, walking and chatting with everyone he came in contact with.  He was an active member of Pilgram Rest Baptist Church, where he participated in the Senior Ministry and was a member of the Senior Choir until his health began to decline.

Henderson loved is family, farming, working on cars and dancing.  Whether tinkering with cars, tending to the gardens or cutting a rug on the dance floor, He loved the Lord and gave joy to everyone he met.  Henderson will be remembered for his great since of humor and story telling that would put a smile on your face.  He was a true Gentle "Man".

Henderson leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory, three daughters; Shirley Hill, Patricia Jones and Rhonda Miller (Glen), son; Haywood Robinson, a loving sister; Eliza Johnson a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of relatives and friends.  Henderson was preceded in death by his devoted wife; Janie, a son Robert, his parents Vadie and Bundy, brothers; Clevis, Kennis, Walter, Troyt, Travit and Billie, sisters; Lucille, Betty Ruth, Henrietta, Minnie and Estelle.

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Cynthia Hough Pharr
   Posted Mon December 10, 2018
Cousin Rhonda and family. I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Henderson. He was such a good man. One who will be missed greatly. He’ll always have a special place in my heart. May God give you peace at this most difficult time. Love to all.

Michael Davis & Abby Johnson
   Posted Tue December 11, 2018
Michael and I first met you in 2011. We enjoyed meals, dancing, shopping and many conversations together.

Our hearts are sad that you are gone; but we are joyful that you are no longer suffering. Rest in peace Pops. We will miss you.

Michael Davis & Abby Johnson
   Posted Tue December 11, 2018
To the Miller and Henderson family, we send our condolences in the passing the your loved one, Henderson Robinson.

Glen, Rhonda and Shirley, you did an OUTSTANDING job caring for your father.

May the peace of God rest in your hearts.

Andrea Hough Marsh
   Posted Tue December 11, 2018
Cousin Rhonda & Family: I was really saddened to hear of the passing of Uncle Henderson. He was a great uncle. I will miss our late night talks we shared talking about his lady friends,when he worked at GM, where he went to school, his army life, and the family in general. He was such a kind hearted man. He loved singing on the choir at church. We shared lots of laughs together. I will truly miss him. Love to you all.

Robin Rogers
   Posted Wed December 12, 2018
Grand dad was the life on our block!! His kindness and sense of humor was infectious..so many cherished memories in the Rogers household!! All the holiday meals, parties, graduations and baby shower..Dad was right there!! I lost my father in October 2018, he had Rhonda and Glenn walk him over to give me condolences, what a blessing!! We love Grand dad, he will forever rest on the memories of all his adopted grandchildren, daughter and Son.
The Rogers Phoenix, Arizona

Cassandra Hough Baker
   Posted Wed December 12, 2018
Uncle Henderson will be missed..I’ll always remember the visits he made to our parents house he always had some funny stories to share,to make us laugh..He truly knew how to have a good time..Condolences to the Family..Love and Prayers to you all..❤️❤️

   Posted Thu December 13, 2018
My condolences. Sometimes the words are few and hard to convey sorrow to those who have lost someone near and dear to their hearts. Treasure your memories and, be assured that the God of Comfort has him tucked away in his memory. (2 Cor. 1:3, 4) Sincerely,

Theresa Miller
   Posted Thu December 13, 2018
Dad Herderson wil leave lasting and fun memories! Besides being incredibly handsome and maybe the best story teller ever, he was always very helpful to Rhonda and I in our faux work! My condolences to Shirley, Haywood , Pat, Glen and my dear friend and partner Rhonda and all who are close to him. He will truly be missed. I celebrate his new life with our Lord! I regret not being able to make the trip.

Seann Tischler and Shades of Blue Family
   Posted Thu December 13, 2018
Your Indianapolis family sends our sincere condolences to your family. We are praying for your strength during this time. You have done so much to make his transition more comfortable and I know it was so appreciated. If we can do anything to help please call us at anytime of the day or night.

Seann L. Tischler
Steppin' In Shades of Blue

Stephanie Chambers
   Posted Thu December 13, 2018
Rest easy uncle Henderson

Barbara L. Hough
   Posted Thu December 13, 2018
Thinking of & praying for you & the family!

Carrie & David Smith
   Posted Thu December 13, 2018
Rhonda and family, we are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our dearest family members. Our deepest sympathies and prayers go out to our entire family. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and may the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead. He will truly be missed.

Haywood Robinson
   Posted Thu December 13, 2018
I will not be able to make the funeral. However, I want everyone to know Hen will be missed and i will miss him. Please let everyone know that I love you all!


Haywood Robinson
   Posted Thu December 13, 2018

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Haywood .

Condolences to my family Haywood & Family

Mrs Cecelia Caldwell
   Posted Thu December 13, 2018

SHADES OF ELEGANCE was sent by Cecelia and William Caldwell, Jr..

To Rhonda & Glen: May the Lord comfort and strengthen you during the loss of your dad. With Sympathy Cecelia and William Caldwell, Jr.

Aileen Louis
   Posted Fri December 14, 2018
To The Robinson family Rhonda and Glen we offer you our sincere condolences in the loss of your father In the days aheadhGod will be your comforter

Melvin J. Rhoden, SR.
   Posted Fri December 14, 2018
Mr. Henderson a nice, friendly and humble person. He always had interesting stories to share about his past and we always loved to hear them. Our bonding became so important to him. We didn’t mind hearing them each time we met. He was a great man and father too. We loved him dearly and he will be missed. You have our deepest sympathy on your loss.
Mr. & Mrs. Melvin & Renee Rhoden
Queen Creek, Arizona

Greg Bieberle
   Posted Fri December 14, 2018
I share in your grief, Robbie was a great man and a good friend. He is finally "Home" God Bless Him.

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