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March 23, 2021

Obituary

Evelyn Patricia Henry-Young

January 07, 1959 - March 17, 2021

Evelyn Patricia Henry Young was called home by the angel of the Lord on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.  "Tricia", as she was known to her family and friends, was born on January 7, 1959 to Mae Bell Henry and The late Reverend Otis Ezekiel Henry in  Bogalusa, Louisiana.

Tricia was baptized at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church at an early age under the leadership of the late Reverend Dr. A.S. Nelson.  She served on the Youth and Junior Board and the Youth Choir.

Tricia attended school in the Bogalusa City School System.  She graduated from Bogalusa High School in 1977.  After graduating, she attended Southeastern  Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana, Delgado University in New Orleans, Louisiana and majored in American Sign Language Class of 1998.  She completed studies at Nail Tech School and Medical Billing and Coding at Ultimate Medical Academy-Tampa Class of 2014.

Tricia worked in the Bogalusa City School System as a Sign Language Interpreter and various jobs while living there.  She moved to Mesquite, Texas and later moved to Memphis, Tennessee where  she joined Middle Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev Lester Basken and served on the Usher Board.  Tricia worked with ISS Facility Services as a Project Manager for ten years and was Director at Total Life Changes Vitamins/Supplements.

After retirement she returned to Varnado, Louisiana.  She joined the New Zion Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend. Dr. Linza R. Cotton  She served on the Usher Board.,  She was an active member of the Senior Women's Mission Auxiliary and attended Sunday Church School regularly.  She was also attending Harper Baptist Theology Seminary.

Tricia was the life of the party and lived life on her own terms.  She would speak her mind, but she had a heart of gold with a generous giving spirit.  She was very sociable and had a passion for helping others.  She enjoyed cooking and was a hard-working entrepreneur.  She owned and operated "Sparkling Cleaning Services" and "Manicurist On the Go".   She never met a stranger and developed many close friendships with her customers.  She will be missed by so many people.

She was preceded in death by her father, Reverend Otis E. Henry; stepfather, Deacon J.B. Harrington; brother, Otis D. Henry, parental grandparents, Curtis and Harriet Owens; maternal grandparents, Charlie and Wilma Lewis; niece, Mallorie MeShay Henry; nephew, Kendrick RaVon Hawkins; three aunts, Merlene Holden, Grace Forrest and Viola Cotton; three uncles, Steve Owens, Orchell Peters and Cleotha Lewis; one stepsister, Annette Ficklin Robinson; a special cousin, Janice Lewis, and several other family members.

She leaves to cherish her memories her mother, Mae Bell Harrington of Varnado, Louisiana; siblings, Marilyn (Johnny) Hayes of Smyrna, Georgia, Raymond (Irene) Henry of Varnado, Louisiana, Welton (Lisa) Henry of Augusta, Georgia, Elder Donald (Cara) Henry Of Jacksonville, Arkansas, Doretha (Anthony) Monix, Ethon Henry, and Rev. Darell (Shayda) Harrington all of Memphis, Tennessee, Jerome Harrington, Wadell (Marilyn) Reed, of Jackson, Mississippi.  Two Devoted aunts and Uncles, Helen and Lonnie Lewis and Clarissa and Clarence Jefferson; special cousins, Carolyn Devonnie Banks, Claudia Robinson, Cynthia Mingo, Angel Robinson, Clara Thompson and Cassandra Chambliss; special friends, Juanita, Julia, Jerri, Margaret, Maggie and several other special friends; three uncles, four aunts, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and two special girls who called her "Grand Ma", Ariyah Hamilton, and Alyvia Cotton.

Visitation wil be March 26, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Cook-Richmond Funeral Home in Bogalusa, Louisiana.

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