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Date published: 11/28/2012

Loretta Henson

Loretta Ina Crawley Henson, 80, of Mineral died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at her residence.

Loretta was the daughter of Gerald Gray and Ida Crawley. She was born Nov. 28, 1931, in the province of Nova Scotia. After spending her childhood in Canada, she came to the United States while serving as an aid to a U.S. government official. While in Washington, D.C., she met and married Clarence R. Henson Sr. To this union one daughter and five sons were born. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Darlene Thelma Henson of Mineral; her sons, Clarence R. Henson Jr. of Mineral, Gregory L. Henson of Fort Washington, Md., Jerome M. Henson (Bernadine) of Fredericksburg, Brian M. Henson (Yvonne) of Fredericksburg and Anthony C. Henson of Louisa; one sister, Joan Crawley of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; one sister-in-law: Dorothy A. Henson of Mineral; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. The family recognizes two devoted cousins, Leroy and Joseph Sawyer, and one devoted nephew, James Henson.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Rising Sun Baptist Church, 6829 Fredericks Hall Road, Mineral, Va. 23117, with the Rev. Fred Sales officiating. Interment will follow in the Henson family cemetery.

Thomasson Watson Funeral Service Inc., Louisa, is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be offered to the family at ddwatson mortician.com.