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Joanna Elizabeth McCammon Henderson

Joanna Elizabeth McCammon Henderson
(April 10, 1927 – November 02, 2021)
Joanna Elizabeth McCammon Henderson of Florence, AL died Tuesday, November 2, 2021.
Born April 10, 1927 in Knox County, TN, the daughter of the late James and Pearl McCammon, she was 94 years old. She and her husband, Dr. Henderson, were married June 5, 1947 at First Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN. They celebrated 71 years of marriage in 2018. They traveled around the world together as he worked in foreign countries to help alleviate poverty. Because of his work, they lived in India for two years.
Joanna was a devoted member of Woodmont Baptist Church. She also served as a Bible teacher, church pianist, and a writer of church dramas for several churches. She was a leader with Community Bible Study. Joanna had many talents: she was an accomplished artist and authored several published articles. She had a great love for missions. She served in the International and North America Mission Boards with the SBC, with thirteen years of volunteer service in the Mission Service Corp.
She was preceded in death by her husband: Dr. Harold Alpheus Henderson; her son: Lt. Col. James Henderson; and her sisters: Agnes Koch and Johnnie Hall.
She is survived by her daughter: Elizabeth (Libby) Harwell (James); daughter-in-law: Jane Henderson; grandchildren: Patrick Harwell (Leslie), Andrew Harwell (Elizabeth), Jeanette Henderson, Joanne Vande Werken (Matthew), and Joshua Henderson; nine great-grandchildren; and her sister-in-law: Willa Ruth Thompson.
Graveside services for Joanna Elizabeth McCammon Henderson were held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 8, 2021 at Leoma Cemetery at Leoma Baptist Church. Elkins Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: the Henderson Mission Memorial of Woodmont Baptist Church, 2001 Darby Drive, Florence, AL 35630.

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