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Mattie Opal Henderson

September 26, 2021

Obituary

The Lord called Mattie Opal Henderson home to heaven on September 26, 2021. Mawmaw, as she was officially known, was born February 9, 1919, in Pontotoc, Mississippi, to the late Birdis and Mallie Pickens. She married Rogers Henderson on December 22, 1944. He preceded her in death in March 1988.

Opal was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church in Covington. She was an extraordinary mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. She was a great southern cook, an outstanding Christian and the heart of our family. She loved all old gospel music, cooking, and working in her yard. But she was happiest when surrounded by her family.

A private service celebrating her life will be held with Pastor Danny Sorrells and Pastor Ron Swann officiating.

She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, 2 sisters, and son-in-law, Randy Ainsworth. Survivors include one son, Roger Dale Henderson (Sue), one daughter, Sandra Ainsworth, of Covington, three grandchildren, Leslie Agovino (Frank), Bobby Henderson (Jennifer), Brandi Wilborn (Lamar); 7 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, https://act.alz.org/site/Donation2.

This obituary was crafted with love and care by Opal's family.

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