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Benjamin Allen Henderson
Benjamin “Benny” Allen Henderson, 62, born 9-5-1958, passed away 9-17-2020 in Norfolk Virginia where he resided for over 40 years. Benny was born and raised in Columbus, IN. At the age of 17 he enlisted in the US Navy where he met his late wife Henia and after a successful career retired in 1996. He shared many stories of his adventures traveling the world.
Benny will be lovingly remembered by his four children Rachel Graham (Steve), Alex Benjamin Goldenberg, Sara Annamaria Henderson and Benjamin John Henderson. Benny will also be fondly remembered by his four grandchildren, Victoria Graham Cook (Tyler), Joshua Graham, Serenity Rose and Dante Benjamin Walston, by his two great grandchildren, Oliver and Greyson Cook.Benny is survived by his mother, Mary Catherine Henderson, four siblings Donald C. Henderson (Robbin), Lisa Lawson, Greg Henderson (Becky), Mary Jo Berry (Rick). He was preceded in death by his wife, Henia G Henderson and father Donald Brooks Henderson.
Benny truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; playing dice, cards, cooking, drinking a cup of plain back coffee and chillin with his friends. Known for his infamous chili that would feed the neighborhood, those amazing tight hugs full of so much love that made everything all better, gave wise advice and taught so much, who never thought twice about putting others first and made everyone feel so loved and safe. Benny was very loving, kind, and generous to all who knew him. He opened his home and accepted everyone as family, providing a roof over the head of those who had none. So many people could count on him and looked up to him. Benny had such a big heart and always was willing to help someone in need. You were selfless. You will forever be missed.
Benny’s final resting place will be in Columbus Indiana.
I will miss you for the rest of my life. You touched so many people and I never imagined this world without you. My love and condolences go out to all of your family and friends. We all loved you so much. My soul cries. But I want you to know that you will always be missed. Last time I saw you we shared a few brews and laughs as normal. Happiness was always in your heart even in the face of any adversity or hard time. Whether it was a kind word, a warm meal, or a game of Bones, you were always there for me. Continue to shine your light for us...
Always my Uncle Ben
Tray-Cee Sep 23 2020 12:00 AM
First I want to send all of my condolences to all of his kids and the people closest to Ben! My heart goes out to you guys in this time.
Ben, I wish you were here with us for me to say this directly for the millionth time, THANK YOU! Im so honored to of met one of the most selfless, caring individuals in this world. Dime in a dozen as they come! You literally saved my life this past year, youve prevented me from having serve asthma attacks! I cant thank you enough for all youve done. You open up a home to me and Sophia when we had no one at all, you taught me how to play dominoes, you tried to teach me dice we know that was a lost cause , I will forever hold all the memories with you especially this summer with the cookouts and morning talks and vent sessions in my heart! You were like family to me! We all miss and love you down here!
Tiffany Sep 22 2020 12:00 AM
RIP MR.BEN , I'm so honored to have a person like you come across my path in life,an I'm still in disbelief this happened to a wonderful person like you !! You were caring, an your kind heartedness was way beyond amazing. My favorite memory with you was the time you wanted your hair cut because it was summer time an you didn't want to be hot,so I cut your hair an you were very appreciative of that haircut!! Your are gone on earth but never in our hearts I met wonderful people including your kids just by knowing you an everyone around us was happy just to see you happy !! Rip Mr.Ben gone but never forgotten I know I will never forget you
Joyce S Sep 22 2020 12:00 AM