Mother Claudia Mae Henderson, affectionately known as Fie, age 93, passed into eternal rest on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, GA. She was born to Lillie Mae Webb and Simon Stokeling on October 10, 1927 in Elko, GA. She was united in holy matrimony to Eugene Henderson on August 15, 1946. She worked for many years as a field laborer until her retirement.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Simon and Lillie Mae Stokeling; her husband of 42 years, Eugene Henderson; one brother, Lawrence Stokeling Sr; sister-in-law, Rosa Stokeling; three daughters, Willie Mae Riley, Mary Jean Harris, and Lillie Mae Robinson; two sons in-laws, M.C. Robinson and Ronnie Pearson; and her best friend of many years, Mother Adella McCrary.
She is survived by her eight children, Mary Ann Stokeling, Montezuma, GA; Charlie (Mary) Henderson,Sr., Atlanta, GA; William (Lucille) Henderson,Sr. Byron, GA; Rubin (Barbara) Henderson,Sr. Butler, GA; Ardella Pearson, Roberta, GA; Claudia (Allen) Dawson, Thomaston, GA; Simeon Henderson, Daytona Beach, FL; and Adella (Timothy) Alford, Thomaston, GA; one nephew, Lawrence Stokeling Jr., Miami, FL; three nieces, Catherine Sneed, Miami, FL; Barbara Mathis, Orlando, FL; and Gail Stokeling, Miami, FL, and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren who will miss her dearly.
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