This family began with the marriage of Jerry Lonnie Henderson and Dorothy Evelyn Black on May 18, 1963 in Sheffield, Alabama.
Jerry was born in Itawamba Co. Mississippi to Conard Webster and Ovie Viola (Towery) Henderson. Dorothy was born in Tuscumbia, Colbert Co. Alabama to Grady Lee and Dorothy Lee (Willingham) Black.
Jerry has worked as a full time Gospel preacher since 1971. He has preached in several different states. Jerry resigned from full-time located work in December 2009 and now he and Dottie are living in Florence, AL. For the past few years they have traveled the Pacific Northwest during the Spring and Summer months while Jerry has worked with several small congregations throughout that region. For Jerry's reports from these trips select the Jerry's Blog link under Jerry and Dottie in the menu above. As of March 2013 Jerry is working full-time with the Sunnyside Church of Christ in Sunnyside, WA. Dorothy is a happy homemaker and has worked on the family genealogy since 1978. She is putting all of her records on the Family Tree Maker program.
Jerry and Dorothy have four children: Daniel Lee, Mary Elizabeth, Jeffrey Scott, and Timothy Ray.
Dan married JoBeth Melton on November 22, 1984 in Sheffield, Colbert Co. Alabama. JoBeth is the daughter of Glenn and Jo (Smith) Melton. Dan and JoBeth have four wonderful children: Rachel Lee born in 1986, Rebekah LeAnne born in 1990, Ruth Leah born in 1993, and Isaac Lee born in 1993. Dan has been preaching the Gospel since 1994. After over 12 years in Jasper, TX, Dan now preaches for the Church of Christ at Tanner St in Malvern, AR. Rebekah's life on earth ended in an automobile accident in the fall of 2010. Her faithfulness to God and family will always be remembered and admired. Ruth and Isaac are now on their own and both are seeking music degrees at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX.
On September 23, 2008, Dan & JoBeth's oldest daughter, Rachel, married Andrew Armitage in Jasper, TX. Andrew is the youngest son of John and Carolyn Armitage. They now live in Lumberton, TX and worship with the Dowlen Road Church of Christ in Beaumont, TX as do Ruth and Isaac.
Jeff married Tonya Anne Gautney on June 5, 1993 in Center Star, Lauderdale Co. Alabama. Tonya is the daughter of James and Kathy (Kennedy) Gautney.
Tim married Anna Maria Burney on December 15, 1995 in Florence, Lauderdale Co. Alabama. Anna is the daughter of Jackie and Anita (Hargrove) Burney. Tim and Anna have a wonderful daughter Brooklyn Nicole born 1998. Their son Austin Bryce was born in 2005. Tim, Anna, Brooklyn and Austin live in Rapid City, South Dakota, where Tim preaches for the Southside Church of Christ.
You will also find Matthew Allen, the son of Sam and Donna Allen, included on these web pages. Matt is a fine gospel preacher that Jerry and Dorothy refer to as their "son". We have "claimed" him as our "son" since we lived in Malvern, AR in 1978. Matt married Becky King in June of 1994, they have a daughter Emilea born in 1996 and a son Zackary born in 2000. Matt is now working with the Kettering Church of Christ in Kettering, OH.