Bernard Henderson, age 78, of Little Rock passed peacefully in his sleep
after a brief illness. Bernie, as he was known to family and
friends, was born at his grandparentsí house in Imboden, Arkansas on
June 24, 1940, to Ralph Graydon Henderson and Nova Glenn Freeman
Henderson, who preceded him in death.
attended the Little Rock Public Schools and was a proud member of the
Little Rock Central Class of 1958. He attended LRU and pursued a
career in the grocery business, after which he had a long career in
retirement, Bernie enjoyed weekly golf games with high school friends,
birthday and holiday gatherings with his blended family, and the close
loving companionship of his wife, Mary Beth, who also preceded him in
handled the hardships of the past eighteen months with grace and
strength. Due to the devoted care of his son, Bret, Bernie was
able to live at home following a spinal stroke. His German
shepherd, Elvis was his constant companion. Bernie was also cared
for by Antonio Rice, Charlotte Butler, and his daughter, Julie.
addition to Bret and Julie, Bernie is survived by his grandson, Justin,
Bretís wife, Carrie, Julieís husband, Doug, his bonus daughter,
Kelly Breland and family, and his cousin, Beth Henderson Abbott.
services are planned. Bernieís family would welcome donations
to, CARE for Animals, Inc., 5516 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock, AR 72207.