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Mabel Black Henderson

Mabel Black Henderson

March 24, 1926-January 27, 2017
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Bristol Cemetery in Bristol, Florida
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Detailed Obituary

Mabel Black Henderson was born in Bristol, Florida on March 24, 1926 to Curtis and Blanche Black. The third of nine children, she was affectionately known as “Mae.” Reared in a Christian home, she gave her life to Christ at a young age.  After living in Tallahassee for over 40 years, she moved back to Bristol in 2000. On Friday, January 27, Mabel, unexpectedly yet peacefully, transitioned from her earthly home to her heavenly rest.

Her parents, two brothers Tim and Bill, two sisters Edna and Ruby, one daughter, Gwendolyn Cantey Roberts and one son, Ronald Cantey, preceded her in death. Her memory will be lovingly cherished by one brother and three sisters: Alvin Black, Lydia Speights (John), Marie Gridiron, and Agnes Garrett (Roosevelt); two sons and three daughters: Warren Cantey (Ollie), Richard Henderson, Vivian Cantey Evans, Rita Henderson Bland, and Gina Henderson; 11 grandchildren: Alex, Dwayne, Erika, Anthony, Andres, Nia, Antoine, Robert, Allison, Libby, and Gregory; 13 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Viewing and visitation will be Friday, February 3, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Bradwell Mortuary in Quincy, Florida. A graveside service will begin 2:00 pm, Saturday, February 4 at the Bristol Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made either to the Sickle Cell Foundation of the Big Bend or the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.