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Died April 3, 2009

"The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away."

Catherine Aldridge Davis, 108, a resident of Britthaven Nursing Center, passed away peacefully Friday at Britthaven.

A beautiful centurion, her life will be remembered and celebrated Thursday at noon at First Congregational Church in Dudley with the Rev. Harold Daniels officiating.

To commemorate her life, which spanned the twentieth century, Mrs. Davis will be driven to the Aldridge Cemetery in an authentic 19th Century horse drawn hearse.

Precious memories shall remain within the hearts of her nieces, Onra H. Dillard and Frances H. Taylor, both of Washington, D.C., Doris Barfield (Jasper) of Snow Hill and Mona H. Sutton (Ross) of Urbandale, Iowa; nephews, Kenneth Avon Henderson (Gwendolyn) of Amherst, Va., Richard Aldridge (Carmen) and Monzell Aldridge, both of Washington, D.C.; special great-nieces and nephews which she helped raise include, Fred Henderson (Linda) of Silver Spring, Md., Marian Chris Henderson Groover of Oxon Hill, Md., Horace Henderson (Barbara) of Fort Washington, Md., Hal Frinco Henderson (Clara) of Oxon Hill, Md., Effenus Henderson (Helen) of Tacoma, Wash., Gary Henderson (Hedrah) of Durham, James Henderson (Patricia) of Hyattsville, Md., Larry Henderson (Love) of Hyattsville, Md., H. Len Henderson (Renee) of Dudley, Bonita Henderson Rogers (Rodney) of Winston-Salem, Charlene Henderson of Forestville, Md., and Monte Henderson (Katrina) of Clinton, Md.; and other special nieces, Wanda Henderson Stevenson of Dudley and Linda Greenfield of Indian Springs, Md.

A visitation will be held Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the McIntyre Funeral Home Ministries, Goldsboro. The family will receive friends at the home of her nephew, H. Len Henderson, 4694 U.S. 117 Alternate, where they will also assemble in preparation for the funeral procession.

Online condolences may be posted at www.mcintyrefh.com.


Published in Obituaries on April 7, 2009 1:47 PM