Virginia C. Henderson, 90

Virginia C. Henderson, 90, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, surrounded by her loving family, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born May 23, 1927, in Alderson, W.Va., daughter of the late Clarence Mason Keeney and Maude Beard (Feamster) Keeney.

Henderson served as the church secretary throughout the charges of her husband, the Rev. Gerald Henderson, in the United Methodist Church Conference. While in Delaware, they served Methodist churches in Cannon, Laurel, Millsboro and Newport.

She enjoyed sewing, painting, needlepoint, quilting, bowling and spending time with her family. Henderson was also a member of the Grace United Methodist Church choir in Millsboro. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

In addition to her parents and several siblings, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, the Rev. Gerald M. Henderson, in 1984. She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn H. Nelson of Millsboro and her husband, Nels P. Nelson III, and Patricia H. Johnson and her companion, Edward Pilling, of Georgetown, Del.; three grandchildren, Lindsay Bertelli of Nashville, Tenn., Adam Johnson and his wife, Karrie, of Baltimore, Md., and Geri Dickerson and her husband, Jordan, of Georgetown; two great-grandchildren, Riley Morgan Bertelli and Grady Dickerson; and a sister, Wanda Hinkley of Alderson, W.Va.

A funeral service was scheduled for June 19, 2017, at the Long Neck Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Millsboro, Del. Interment was to follow at Carey’s Cemetery in Millsboro, Del. Condolences may be sent online at