June 21, 1942 - June 6, 2022
Gwen Henry was born June 21, 1942 in Selmer, TN the daughter of the late Willie and Sudie Smallwood Gann. She was united in marriage to Wayne Franklin Wilson on July 14, 1958. Mr. Wilson preceded her in death on July 13, 1996. She married Bill Henry on December 24, 2005. Mrs. Henry loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was the happiest when her house was full of family and children. Her door and heart was always open to family, friends, and neighbors. She was known by her family as being an excellent cook, her famous electric skillet meatloaf - green beans with potatoes and onions along with her peach and blackberry cobblers. She spent many hours in her vegetable garden, flowers and roses. She cherished the time spent with her family shucking corn under the shade tree, playing bingo and crocheting. She was an active member of Buena Vista Church in Bethel Springs and a lifetime member of the Selmer Moose Lodge. Mrs. Henry departed this life on June 6, 2022 in Bethel Springs, Tennessee at the age of 79 Years, 11 Months, 16 Days. She is survived by her husband, Bill Henry of Bethel Springs, TN; two sons, Frankie Wilson and wife Phyllis of Bethel Springs, TN, Jamie Wilson and wife Anita of Bethel Springs, TN; three granddaughters, Amber Nixon and husband Ronny of Selmer, TN, Courtney Smith and husband Casey of Bethel Springs, TN, Cassy Smith and husband Clay of Henderson, TN; step daughter, Crystal Henry and companion Jerry Doris of Selmer, TN; two stepsons, Brian Henry and companion Shannon Johnson of Selmer, TN, Clay Henry and wife Leigh Ann of Chicago, IL; nine step grandchildren, Cody Dickey and wife Monica of Selmer, TN, Brianna Winters and companion Chauncey Elders, Tyler Henry and wife Savannah of Fairbanks, AK, Blaine Henry of Chicago, IL, Mary H. Henry of Chicago, IL, Conner T. Henry of Chicago, IL, Chris Benavidez of Indiana, Maria Bryant and husband Allen of Crump, TN, Nikki Rejano and husband Jason of Chicago, IL; three great grandchildren, Hunter Nixon, Callie Smith, Rylie Smith; eight step great grandchildren, Isla Elders, Bella, Lucas, and Scarlett Henry, Bailee Benavidez, Gavin Cortez, Daygun and Renny Bryant; a sister, Rubye West of Selmer, TN; a brother, Harold Gann of Jackson, TN; and a host of extended family and friends. In addition to her first husband and parents, Mrs. Henry was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Sullivan, Peggy Lipford; a brother, Gerald Gann.
Gwen Henry was born June 21, 1942 in Selmer, TN the daughter of the late Willie and Sudie Smallwood Gann. She was united in marriage to Wayne Franklin Wilson on July 14, 1958. Mr. Wilson preceded her in death on July 13, 1996. She married... View Obituary & Service Information
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