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Gladys June Henderson, age 97

Gladys June Henderson, age 97, of Beebe, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 4, 2023. She was born in Perry County, Arkansas on June 25, 1925 to the late Jessie Alex Sampley and Lizzie Huffstuttler Sampley.

Gladys was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She enjoyed gardening and cooking. She was a talented picker where she would buy unique and interesting finds and sell them. Gladys loved her family, especially the family dachshund, Bear, who brought her so much joy.

Gladys is preceded in death by her parents; husband Johnny B. Henderson; brothers Jessie Sampley and Bobby Sampley; sister Alice Alford; and one grandson Rusty Edwards.

She leaves behind her children Sandra Holmes, Jeanie Edwards, and John B. Henderson; grandchildren Jerry Holmes, Lori Downs, Brittany Adam, Ashley Adam, Joshua Henderson, Matthew Henderson, Wesley Henderson, Sarah Henderson, and Christan Henderson; and many more friends and extended family members too numerous to name.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 6:00 pm with a memorial service to follow at 7:00pm at A Natural State Funeral Service; 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Joshua Henderson Posted February 6, 2023 3:01 PM

    We love you so much Nanny. Thank you for all of the love you showed us.

  • Jerry c Holmes jr Posted February 6, 2023 4:25 PM

    I love you Nanny; I’m always your sunshine, your always in my heart❤️

  • BECKY WEBB Posted February 6, 2023 4:34 PM

    We love you my Auntie M We will miss you so much Now you can be with your Lord & Savior & get to see your beloved husband Uncle Johnny again We love you & will surely miss. Love you always Auntie M . From Mom Becky,Pam

  • Marilyn Ferguson Posted February 6, 2023 5:23 PM

    My deepest condolences to my cousins for the loss of their dear sweet Mother, my Aunt Gladys. Sent my love and prayers for each of you.

  • TELA and Steve Brackins Posted February 6, 2023 6:09 PM

    We were told what a really good and tough lady she was..

  • Lori downs Posted February 6, 2023 6:17 PM

    My Nanny was so special! Her smile, hugs and kisses every day, like she hadn’t seen you in years! Such love she shared with all her family! We will miss you Nanny, but know your’re still in our hearts!

  • Clayton Knupp Posted February 6, 2023 9:05 PM

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with this family.

  • Matt & Sara Henderson Posted February 8, 2023 5:00 PM

    We love you so very much Nanny. Thank you for teaching us what unconditional love is, for teaching us what family means & most of all for teaching us to keep pushing & to never stop climbing! You will forever be in our hearts

  • Eileen Adam Posted February 8, 2023 5:14 PM

    My deepest condolences. She loved and was loved.

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