Obituary: Jerry Donell Henry


Jerry Donell Henry, 40, of Newport departed this life Friday, May 22, 2020.  He was born Dec. 7, 1979, to Jerry and Sharon (Ross) Henry.

Henry was a member of First Baptist Church.  He enjoyed playing ball and loved being a handyman.

He was preceded in death by his father, sister; Jujuan Henry, grandmothers; Betty Davis and Nellie Ross, grandfather; Bobby Ross, Sr., and great grandmother; Fannie Hardison, great grandfathers; Dorsey Hardison, and uncle; Rafael Solis.

His survivors are his mother; Sharon Henry (Kenny Cox) of Newport, son; Kemauree Henry of Newport, daughter; Taina Henry of Newport, granddaughter; Eliana Henry of Newport, brothers; Joshua Henry of Newport and Martin Smith of Eldorado, Arkansas, sister; Denitra Ross of Newport, aunts; Sabrina Brown (R.D., Jr.) of Newport, Debra Wyatt (Earl) of Rialto, California, Kathy Ross of Newport, Vera Swann (Tommy) of Cleveland, Ohio, Tammy Solis of Cleveland, Ohio, uncles; Victor Ross of Newport and Bobby Ross, Jr. (Barbara) of Newport, and great aunt; Vera Cowan of Los Angeles, California.

Visitation is set for Friday, May 29 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Dillinger Funeral Home. Graveside service is Saturday, May 30 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Cemetery at Shoffner.


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