Mary Louise Stiles Henry, devoted wife, loving mother, Christian, age 83 of Snellville, GA went home to her Lord & Savior on Sunday, July 29, 2018. She is survived by her four children and their spouses: - Timothy & Yvonne Henry - Bonnie & Ray Clark - Terrell & Deborah Henry - Theodore & Priscilla Henry. Surviving Grandchildren: Jennifer Henry Richbourg, Katie Clark Wright, Zac Henry, Karen Clark Krueger, Parker Henry, and Meredith Henry. Surviving Great-Grandchildren: Sarah Howard, Megan Howard, Jett Wright, and Opal Wright. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Wallace W. Henry (1999); her sister, Barbara Stiles Seghers (2013); and two grandchildren, Matthew Henry (1985) and Will Henry (2016). Mary Louise was born on December 1, 1934 in Orlando, FL to Clarence & Mary Stiles. Growing up as the first grandchild of the Willie & Novie McCree clan, she was known as “Lizzie, the quiet one”. Mary Louise helped care for her younger sister Barbara while Clarence fought in Germany during World War II, and Mary (her mother) kept the books for a family citrus business. She learned piano, shorthand, and love of family with her many McCree relatives. After graduation from Orlando High School in 1952, she worked for Southern Bell, and met a young Western Electric engineer – Wallace - from Georgia, who was visiting the First Nazarene Church. They married in 1953, and lived in Miami and West Palm Beach, before moving to the Atlanta area in 1963. While in West Palm Beach, the young couple was blessed with four children. After several homes in Decatur, they moved to Snellville in 1971, and became members of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Snellville. Her life revolved around being the consummate mother, devoted wife, and active in homemaker clubs, Mt. Zion choir & Sunday school. Her hobbies included canning, cooking, sewing, and dried flower arranging, from which she won several ribbons over the years at the Gwinnett County Fair. Her reserved and quiet demeanor is an example to all of patience, kindness, and the Christian spirit. She will be missed by her friends at Mt. Zion, fellow neighbors at Eastside Gardens, and especially by her family. “Who can find a virtuous woman? …Strength & honor are her clothing…Her children arise up, and call her blessed.” Proverbs 31:10-28. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 from 6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. and 1 hour prior to the service at Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy (Hwy 29), Lawrenceville, GA, 770.277.4550, Celebration of Life service will be held following at 11:00 am in the Wages & Sons chapel. Rev. Jeff Gongwer, Senior Pastor, Mt. Zion Baptist Church Snellville, will be presiding. Interment will follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1525 Scenic Hwy Snellville, GA 30078. 770-972-5020

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  1. Bonnie, We are praying you and your family. Praying God”s overflowing mercy and grace to be upon you in the coming days! God’s word says ” Honor thy father and mother”. Bonnie you did this very well!!

  2. To all the Henry family, it is with sadness that I mourn the loss of my oldest first cousin. The sadness is overcome, however, by the knowledge that Mary Louise has now received her heavenly reward for her devotion to God and her family while here on earth. Due to the age difference and many miles between us, I did not spend a great deal of one-on-one time with Mary Louise as a child. But whenever we did meet, I was always impressed with her quiet but obvious faith. I am so glad that my sister Martha and I were able to visit with her last August. The miles once again preclude my personally visiting with the family at this time, but my heart is with you. Your loving families are Mary Louise’s legacy,, a reflection of her love for each of you and her Lord.

  3. Mom,
    Simply, Thank You for all the love expressed day-in-day-out by never having to think about a meal, clean clothes, clean house, and the 1000 other things I never noticed until I was on my own. You were a doer.

    With great respect,
    – Terrell

  4. Tim
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family. May God wrap his loving arms around ya’ll during this time and always

  5. Ms. Mary, a soft spoken wife, mother and friend to many. My prayers go out to Bonnie and her brothers and all the family, as this time of separation. Though these days are full of celebrating a life well lived, it is also a sad time. We look forward to that great and glorious day when we will be reunited with our loved ones together with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. May His love and comfort sustain you until that time. Much love…Dave and Debbie Fazio

  6. I’m praying for you Deborah and Terrell. As well as your entire family. May you see God’s love all around you and feel His peace.

  7. When I would spend summers at aunt Mary’s home, I remember looking at her and thinking how delicate and beautiful she was. Even though she was very quiet, her small voice and gently laugh would always bring a smile to my face. She was always, always kind. Prayers for God’s peace to be surrounded by all whose life she touched. Thank you Father for blessing me with such a wonderful aunt that shared Your love and grace with me when I was so young. Her obedience to You has helped me in my walk with You. Until we are all reunited in our Father’s home, be at rest aunt Mary and thank you for doing God’s work. In Jesus name.

  8. Prayers continue for all of you during this time. How wonderful to have the hope of our blessed Jesus that we will see her again in Heaven,

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