Mr. Henry Thomas Flint

Remembering A Life Well Lived

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. – Isaiah 40:28.

HENRY THOMAS “H.T.” FLINT, a faithful servant of God, was born Sunday, April 22, 1923, in Columbus, Ohio, and peacefully transitioned to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 29, 2018. He no longer suffers under the afflictions of his later years and now rests in the fullness of God’s grace and in the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Greeting him upon his arrival were his parents, Usy and Fannie Mae Flint; children, Gregory T. Flint and Katina Flint Pardon; brothers, Clarence and Sherman Flint; sisters, Gladys Jones and Veada Battle; grandson, DeShaun Pardon; sister-in-law, Laurce Flint; and son-in-law, Robert Pardon.

H.T. was a graduate of the Columbus Public School System. He gave his life to Christ at the age of nine and the steps of his Christian journey were ordered to the Love Zion Missionary Baptist Church, where he served faithfully for 86 years. H.T. was a member of the Trustee Ministry, Music Ministry, Men’s Sunday School Class, and many other church programs and activities.

H.T. served his country in the United States Coast Guard from 1942 to 1946. He continued to give exemplary service as a civilian in numerous capacities, retiring as Deputy Commander of the Defense Depot, Columbus, Ohio. H.T. earned and received many citations and awards during his 50-year tenure:

• Personal Achievement Award, Columbus Area Chapter BIG, 1984
• Citation of Recognition, Mayor Gregory LaShutka, June 1995
• Letter of Commendation, President Bill Clinton, 1995
• Inducted into DCSC Retirees Hall of Fame 1996
• DLA Hall of Fame, 2002
• DCSC Hall of Fame – May 25, 2005

In 1992, H.T. Flint was instrumental in the establishment of the Columbus Metro Federal Credit Union. He was a member of the Board of Directors, where he served as chairman for a number of years. He retired from the Board of Directors in 2018. H.T. also was a member of the St. Mark’s Lodge #7.

H.T. Flint leaves a rich legacy of faith, family, character, and leadership. Those who mourn, yet rejoice in his memory, include his wife of 27 years, Patricia Flint; son, Simmie D. Cotton; sister, Celestine Martin; daughter-in-law, Lisa Flint; grandsons, Gregory Hardiman, Ernest (Erica) McCoy, Kkori Flint, Michael Steele, Kelly (Tawanda) Armstrong, Kevin (Lateca) Armstrong, Gregory Armstrong, Marlon Lanier, and Shaunte Steele; granddaughters, DeVaune Pardon, Bambi Flint, TiArri Flint, Eboni Flint and Simirrah Cotton.

A noble character has departed – – one who has done the real things of life; one who has lived with his neighbor and lived the Golden Rule.The hour of death is appointed. It is written in God’s word, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. HENRY THOMAS FLINT BELONGS TO THE LORD.

Mr. Flint will Lie in State at 5:00pm and Family will receive friends from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Thursday January 3, 2019 at Love Zion Baptist Church 1459 Madison Ave.;

on Friday January 4, 2019 an additional visitation starting at 10:00am followed by 11:00am Home Going Service at Love Zion Baptist Church.

Interment at Union Cemetery

Condolence Messages

  1. My heartfelt condolences to the Flint families of your loss,Henry.

  2. Irish J. Richardson

    To the Flint family. My heart is with you and your family at this time of your loss. There is comfort in knowing God’s promises about the resurrection hope. (Acts 24:15) and (John 5:28,29) In the past God has resurrected humans and He is eager to do it again because He hates death. (Mark 5:41-43) I would like to discuss more with you about God’s promises. Feel free to contact me at (614) 870-2979. Love Your Neighbor Irish J. Richardson. Please call!

  3. Victoria T Wilson Corbin

    To The Family of Henry T.Flint. My deepest condolence to wife Patricia and family. To be absent from the body is to be present from the Lord. He does not have anymore suffering, he is resting in the arms of the Lord. Thank you for sharing him with us so many years . He is gone, but Mr. Flint will always be remember in the lives of some many people that he has touch, just by knowing him. Our continues prayers will be with you.

  4. With deep sympathy as you remember Mr. Flint.
    May you continue to have the love and support from family and friends. Jeremiah 29:11, Assures us that God is thinking of peace towards us to give us a future and a hope. Thoughts of peace.

  5. Deborah (Richardson) Johnson

    Dear Pat, My thoughts and prayers are going out to you at this time of loss. It has been years since we worked together at DFAS but I still remember them fondly. I pray that the Holy Spirit will give you great comfort going forward.

  6. Pat and family, my condolences to you in the loss of Henry. Henry was my boss at the Depot and a good friend during my career there. Unfortunately, I cannot attend services but know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  7. Marlene Craig-Tucker

    ‘‘He was a good man….a pleasure to work with…a gentleman and very employee oriented ……an engaging personality. Great deal of empathy for others and one of the best I ever worked with over the years there.” David Bader, former DSCC, EEO Manager

    Thanks to Mr. Flint, his influence helped to jumpstart my career which eventually led to me moving to Washington, D.C. Atlanta, Ga. working at the SBA HQs, and Obama Hiring Reform, and RRA98 Projects while serving the balance of my near 38 year career with the IRS. Retiree, Marlene Craig-Tucker

  8. Rest peacefully Uncle H.T. You will be forever missed!!

  9. Evelyn Willis

    My condolences to the Flint Family.

  10. Ms. Doris Shields

    Deepest sympathy extended to the
    family of Henry T. Flint.

  11. Saddened upon hearing HT has passed a very good friend for years as we lived next door to him and his family on Monroe Ave. Keeping family in our prayers with Sincere condolences.
    Ernestine Lipsey and family

  12. My sincere condolences to the Flint family.

    Renelda (Cissi)

  13. My sincere condolences to the Flint family.

    Renelda (Cissi) Woods

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