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Barbara Jo Henderson

November 19, 1938 — July 11, 2018

Barbara Jo Henderson, went peacefully to spend eternity with her Lord and Savior on July 11, 2018, after battling severe infections.   Visitation will be Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. prior to the services. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 on Saturday, July 14,2018 in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Walt Stokes of Lubbock officiating and Sonia Stokes will provide the music.  Burial will follow in Faulkenberry Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brian Garrett, Jeremy Goss, Jamie Weldon, Tony Anderson, Chris Young, and Don Weldon.  Honorary pallbearers will be Don Beene, Roy Stokes, Bobby Stokes, and Doug Stokes.  Barbara was born November 19, 1938 in Groesbeck, the daughter of Ruby Fay Henderson (Sutherlan) and Joe Tom Henderson.   She graduated from Groesbeck High School in the Class of 1957.  She had played basketball, and participated in the band (saxophone) and was a twirler, and her senior year was the football sweetheart.   She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Groesbeck. After attending some classes at Baylor, she married and began her family while living in Waco.  After the two children were in school, she started work for the VA Regional Administration.   She also later worked at the Mexia State School.   In 1976 she moved to Fort Worth.   She worked for the government for many years, including General Services Administration, Corp of Engineers, and then was an inspector/agent for ATF.    She retired in 1996. While the family was living in Waco, her son Don loved the time he spent in Groesbeck with his grandparents, Ruby Fay (at her office) and Joe T. (Poppy) at his grocery store downtown (Hwy. 14), and also in later years visiting the ranch with grandfather, George Sutherlan. In Fort Worth, Barbara enjoyed attending theater and going to TCU football games.   She was a member of Fort Worth “Sister Cities”, a group that traveled to cities in other countries as diplomats of Fort Worth.   She loved Neil Diamond music and was so fond of butterflies that many butterfly gifts were given to her.  Her greatest interest however was her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and her dog, Taffy. Barbara was a loving mother to Debbie and Don and a wonderful grandmother to  five grandchildren, two great nephews (who were like grandsons to her) and six great grandchildren. Barbara was preceded in death by an infant brother, James Haynes, Jr.; her brother, Billy Roy Henderson; and her parents, Ruby Fay Sutherlan and Joe Tom Henderson, and stepfather, George Sutherlan. Left to cherish her memory are her son and daughter-in-law, Don and Kenita Weldon of Haltom City; daughter, Debbie Weldon of Keller; niece, Pamela Miller and husband Scott of Bryan/College Station; five grandchildren: Jeremy Goss of Watauga; Brian Garrett of Watauga;  Brittney Marie Lilley and husband Chase of Pilot Point; Jamie Don Weldon of Haltom City; and Alissa Garrett Guizar and husband Robert of Roanoke.   There are six great grandchildren: Jessica Lilley of Pilot Point, Cody Lilley of Pilot Point,  Aiden Guizar, Aaron Guizar, Sophia Guizer and Samuel Guizar of Roanoke; and great nephews, Matthew and Paul Miller; special cousins, Merle and Bob Holland of Fort Worth and Don and Barbara Beene of Fort Worth; and many cousins and other extended family,and her very dear friends; and Taffy.   Also, a special thanks from the family to Marietta Wiggins for being her caretaker, friend and neighbor. 
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Service Schedule

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel

1215 E Yeagua St, Groesbeck, TX 76642

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