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Nell Sanders Henderson
January 31, 1933 ~ May 10, 2021 (age 88)
Obituary & Services
Nell Sanders Henderson, 88, of Morehead City, went Home to be with her Lord on Monday, May 10, 2021.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at Noe-Brooks Funeral Home in Morehead City. The family will receive friends from one hour prior to the service from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. She will be laid to rest at Gethsemane Memorial Park privately Friday morning.
Nell was born on January 31, 1933 in Smithfield, NC. She retired from Carteret General Hospital after 30 years of service. Following her retirement, Nell worked at Colony Day Care Center in Morehead City and then served as ombudsman for Carteret and Craven County advocating rights for the elderly in local nursing homes. She loved her church and served as Deaconess at St. Stephens AME Zion Church in Morehead City. Nell was always highly involved in the community and was a member of the Queen of the South Chapter of Eastern Star (Chapter 209), the Lion’s Club, and the Ladies Home Instruction Club, just to name a few. Nell will be greatly missed by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her entire extended family.
She is survived by her six children, Cynthia B. (White) Sanders-Gatewood, Dallas E. White Wells, Kim Mattox Sr. and wife Dee Dee Mattox, Sharon Caldwell and Ronnie, Regina Godette, and Andreana Johnson; three sisters, Mary Fields, Gloria Dublin, and Helen Singletary; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and brother in-law William Hill and a host of nieces and nephews also special son-in-laws, David White, Keith White, and Preston Johnson, Mark Godette and Belton Caldwell.
Nell was preceded in death by her parents, Rodolf and Helen Marbley Sanders; her husband, Edward Henderson; and two brothers, Charles Collins and Thomas Earl Bell.
Condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at www.noebrooks.net
Arrangements by Noe-Brooks Funeral Home, Morehead City, NC.
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