Deaconess Yvonne G Henderson

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Deaconess Yvonne G. (Lowe) Henderson, age 76 was Heaven Sent, June 12, 1944 and Heaven Bound, May 20, 2021. She was born to the late, Franklin and Arthurine Lowe in Columbus, Ohio.


She attended Columbus City Schools and was a proud graduate of Central High School class of 1962 “River Rats”.


Yvonne accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at The Love Zion Missionary Baptist Church by the late Pastor, Marvin B. Myers. She was involved in many ministries, Sunday School, Young Adult Choir, Ushers, and Greeters where she always served in leadership roles.  She was honored to be chosen as a Deaconess by Dr. Wesley E. Greenfield Jr, where she served as a former servant leader.


Yvonne’s employment began right after graduating high school at Chemical Abstracts, where she met the love of her life John Henderson. She later joined the law firm of Vory’s, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP as an Executive Assistant to one of the partner/owners.  She retired after 30 plus years.


Yvonne loved to travel. She and her husband John as well as travelling partners Charles and Loretta Rolle traveled the USA and around the World. The highlight of her abroad trips was when she was baptized in The Jordan River.


Yvonne was a very fashionable dresser. She wore hats and gloves to work every day as she walked through downtown and was identified as the “Hat Lady”.  She was a model and did commercials for Zamsels in Distress, clothing store in Worthington, Ohio.


Yvonne was an avid and faithful physical trainer and participated in many activities at the downtown YWCA and was invited to participate in the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic.


Yvonne was an active member of the following organizations: Sacred Sisters, Youth Service Guild, Kappa Silhouettes, Investors Anonymous and The Northeasterners Incorporated, Columbus, Chapter.


She was preceded in death by her parents Trustee, Franklin and Deaconess Arthurine Lowe; Paternal Grandparents Nathan and Betsy Lowe Sr., Maternal Grandparents, Arthur and Nannie Prince; Special Aunts, Polly Pruitt, Ruth Mason, Vivian (Maxie) Rush; Uncles, Nathan (Bessie) Lowe Jr., Clifford Lowe and Perry Lowe.


Left to cherish her memories are  beloved Husband of 52 years , John Henderson, Children, Angelia K. (Alvin) Rice, Jon B. (Juan) Henderson,  Karla l. Edgerton, Karen Henderson; Siblings, Arthur (Patricia) Lowe, Sandy (Jerry) Brown and Kenneth (Cheryl)  Lowe; 11 Grandchildren and 7 Great-Grandchildren;  Special Cousin , Madeline Graham; Niece and Nephews, Kimberly White , Shenice (John) Latta, Artie Lowe,   Anika Lowe, Jarrett Brown, Timothy (Tonja)  Lowe, Kennetha Jackson; Life- long Friend, Annette Mizelle, Special Friends, Earline Sullivan, Ginger Howard and Loretta Rolle as well as a host of other relatives and friends.








Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Christian Valley Baptist Church, 3330 Scottwood Rd. Mask and Social Distancing are require. Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.


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Condolence Messages

  1. To Brother John and family, our hearts ache for you as we extend our sincerest condolences to you for the loss of your beautiful wife, mother, etc… Yvonne was a very intrical part of our church family who will be dearly missed but remember for the lovey person she was. May God continue to hold and guide you through your time of grieving and beyond. ✝️✝️✝️ Much love from Gina Knight and family

  2. Denise StClair

    To John Henderson and Family, My deepest condolences to you. Deaconess Yvonne will be truly missed. Deaconess Sandy Brown , I am truly sorry for your loss, words cannot explain a sisters loss. But Thanks be to GOD we know where she is and no more suffering will come to her. To GOD be the GLORY!
    Love Denise St.Clair

  3. Rosalyn Hart Rolle

    Yvonne, be blessed. My condolences to your family. It was my pleasure to have met you on my two brief encounters in Ohio. May you know that I will always cherish your hospitality and warm smile.

  4. Grace and peace to the Henderson, Brown and Lowe Families
    And the King said unto her “Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world”. Certainly there are not enough words to lessen the pain each of you must feel, yet I hope the sincerity of these few words will in some way comfort your spirit and let you know you are not alone. She will always be remembered as an especially giving person of great character.
    The Bible says “Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Love and Prayers.

  5. Beverly (Moore) Chavis

    Yvonne was one of the Sweetest people I have ever met. We attended Central High School together. She will be missed by ALL who knew her. Heaven has received another Angel.
    My condolences to her family & friends

    • Yvonne was such a beautiful person ,she was always so kind and thoughtful.I always looked forward to our fellowship as a sister in Christ as well as a former Central High School Classmate.God bless her family & friends. God has received another faithful servant.

  6. Lawrence and Patricia Winkfield

    We extend our most heartfelt condolences to the family of Yvonne Henderson. We have known Yvonne for many years as a person of great faith, integrity, and kindness. May the grace of God bring you peace and your fond memories be a source of comfort.
    Lawrence and Patricia Winkfield

  7. Bobbie Dildine Herd

    Yvonne was a classmate of mine at Columbus Central High. Class of 1962. Even then her smile lit up a room. At all of our reunions she was the prettiest and youngest looking person there. But more importantly she made everyone feel as though she remembered them and cared abut them. Condolences to her family and friends. Heaven is a little brighter today.

  8. Edouard T de Lagarde

    Condolences to John, the Henderson, Brown, and Lowe families on the passing of my dear friend Yvonne. I met Yvonne and John when I first moved to Columbus and we celebrated each others birthdays, including Ginger’s, together each year. She is now in a better place, free of all her human pains and afflictions, with the Lord and Savior she so loved. May she rest in eternal peace.
    Eddie de Lagarde

  9. Mark and Linda Zulovitz

    John Henderson and family, we are sorrow to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you.

  10. Kappa Ronald and Silhouette Amy Eaton

    John, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during your of need. Deaconess Yvonne was an humble servant. A beautiful soul. A true confidante. Silhouette of virtue. The wife of noble character. Worth far more than rubies. Proverbs 31:10-31.

  11. patricia Spencer,and, Dennis

    We extend our Condolences to the Family of Mr.and, Mrs. Sandra Brown, and, Yvonne Henderson Family. May the Grace of God bring You Peace, and, Comfort.

  12. Anthony Wayne Bridges

    To Brother Henderson and family , you have my deepest condolences and prayers , I remember you both being in my Sunday School class and it was always so rewarding and refreshing and it was such a blessing to me personally and spiritually , Sister Henderson was one of the sweetest Christian Women I’ve ever known … she was always encouraging and uplifting to me and all of us at Love Zion Baptist Church . Forever Love , Love You Forever Sister Henderson , Rev. Anthony Wayne Bridges

  13. Brother Henderson,

    My sincere condolences to you and your family. I appreciate the love and hospitality that was always shown by you and your wonderful wife, Yvonne during my visits. I will continue to pray for you all.

    Bro. Kevin Lloyd

  14. Meghan Leak Benzegala

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Ms. Yvonne. She is such a bright light in my world and I LOVED our workout classes together. Her spirit was always warm and welcoming. My deepest condolences to John and her family. My she rest in paradise.

    I love you Ms. Yvonne!!!

  15. Kim white and family

    My condolences to uncle John and extended family members
    Aunt Yvonne has always been a very sweet and kind
    hearted classy lady!
    We shall all see her again she’s just only on the other side much love always!

  16. To the Henderson and Lowe family I am so sorry to hear about the passing of my cousin just know that each and everyone is in my prayers

  17. I will always remember how kind Yvonne was to me when I joined the Northeasterners. Her fit physique, chic look, and friendly demeanor was a testimonial to growing older with grace & charm. She will be greatly missed.

  18. Janice Wicker

    Deaconess Yvonne Henderson was EUMBA Deaconess contestant and the OBGC Deaconess Queen in 2013. We were blessed to have such a gracious woman of God to represent all the women of the OBGC Women’s Auxiliary. Rest well Yvonne

  19. Janice Wicker

    Deaconess Yvonne Henderson the OBGC Deaconess Queen in 2013. We were blessed to have such a gracious woman of God to represent all the women of the OBGC Women’s Auxiliary. Rest well Yvonne

  20. Frances Claytor-Holland

    I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Deaconess Yvonne Henderson. Yvonne was such a gracious ,warm and loving Lady always greeted you with a smile she will be truly missed. I remember she always attended The Christian Education Classes at Bethany every year. Yvonne was a beautiful queen when she represented the OBGC Deaconess Queen in 2013. Yvonne was like Esther with much outward physical beauty but it is the beauty of her heart that sets her apart. Yvonne was truly a woman of God.

  21. Deborah Dix Mercer

    Prescious in the eyes of the Lord, is the death of one of his faithful. To the family of John Henderson God bless you as you grieve.

    Deborah Dix Mercer

  22. Ms. Merlin Rutledge

    Sandy and family,
    Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers; you have my deepest and sincerest sympathy.
    Ms. Merlin Rutledge

  23. Al & Kimberley Salleé

    Our sincere condolences to, Mr John Henderson and Family. Every time I had the pleasure of seeing Mrs Yvonne she was always so nice to talk to and as sweet as they come. She will be dearly missed. I know her beauty will shine in Heaven as it did here on earth. May God wrap his arms around your entire family.

  24. Dear John & Family.
    I was so shocked to read of the passing of Yvonne. You know that she was Special to me and to my Beloved late husband, Lou. Lou loved working with Yvonne @ VSSP, and both of You being bestest friends with our neighbors in Forest Park East, Earline & the late Willie Sullivan. Thinking about all the great times we had every time we were together, be it at a VSSP function, or on Larkwood….all sweet memories of a BEAUTIFUL, STYLISH, CLASSY, ELEGANT, SMART, FASHIONABLE LADY With a very living kind heart. and John, you are such a dear person and you two were perfect together. May this Child of our God forever RIP. May our God Bless You, John, & the entire Family & Friends . Prayers, love & hugs. Ruth

  25. Alan A. Symonette

    To the Henderson family – I want to offer my sincere condolences on the passing of Yvonne. I have known Yvonne and John for almost 50 years; ever since my sister Loretta Rolle and her husband Charles were friends travelling together. Often they would visit my mother step-father and me in Chicago and we would spend time whenever we visited Columbus. When my parents retired, they travelled to Hawaii and the Mediterranean together.

    Yvonne was a presence at several personal milestones. She and John attended my college and law school graduations in Philadelphia. The last time I saw her was when she attended my mother’s funeral. I always enjoyed talking to Yvonne. She was a good friend and role mode. I admired her ease with people. She always showed grace to everyone. For me this is a somber moment knowing that Yvonne is not somewhere around on this earth but I know that her spirit lives in her family and faith community. My condolences. Alan Symonette, Lansdowne, PA

  26. To Yvonne’s Family:
    Yvonne worked with our father at Vory’s, Sater, Seymour and Pease for many years. She was invaluable – and kept our father in line. We also got to know her when she attended various family events through the years. She was a great person – and will be sorely missed. Please know we are thinking about you.

  27. Loretta Rolle

    I Loretta Rolle was blessesed to meet Yvonne when my late husband Charles began work at Chemical Abstracts. Therefore she became my first best friend 55 years ago.

    What special times we and her husband soon became friends and had parties in their home and fraternity parties.

    We grew so close that we began to travel together here in the states to the north, south, east and west. She loved going to Chicago to visit my family and to shop.

    We also visited my family in Miami and West Palm beach.
    All who knew Yvonne Loved Her. ❤️☝

    We also had the great oportunities to go on several cruises to South America and parts of Europe and other trips to Israel, Alaska, Hong Kong, China, Spain and the Caribbean.
    What a gift for me and Charles to have Yvonne and John as great and loving friends. John is still around to reminisce about our great times together.

    She had been blessed as it is well with her soul.

  28. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    May you draw comfort from God as he help
    you to cope with the heavyweight of your loss.

  29. Roy and Patricia Moore Dean

    To Brother John and family we are sorry for the lost of your, wife Deaconness Yvonne she was an amazing woman and a beautiful person. She had the most beautiful smile that always lite up. She will be missed. May the Lord Savior Jesus Christ keep you and your family in perfect peace. Our prayers are with the Henderson family.

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