Willis Leron Henson

Hicks Mortuary is announcing, funeral service for Mr. Willis Leron Henson (50) of Arlington, Texas. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023; at 1:00 PM. Service will be held at New Macedonia Baptist Church FM RD. 83 in Hemphill, Texas Rev. Joe Gilbert will be officiating. Willis was born May 7, 1972, to Willie Henson and Evelyn Jenkins Henson in Jasper, Texas. They named this blessed gift Willis Leron Henson. In total awe of the faithfulness of God in the giving of his best to use, his parents did their best to guide and protect this precious gift from God to the best of their parental ability. Ron, as he was affectionally called, attended church at an early age at Macedonia Baptist Church and was a current member of Friendship West Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. To know Ron would be to know of his gentle and kind nature. Ron was not only gifted to us as a precious form of love from God but was the epitome of the word itself. His kind heart gave him the ability to make friends, but most of all, he gave others a refuge in love through him when they had no one else. The love and life in Ron made him stand out among others. He was a shining light who had his own special way of adding life, laughter, and love, to any situation and any person he came across. Ron was vibrant, which is defined as full of energy and spirit; lively. Whether he was spending time with his family and friends, working on his old school car collection, watching sporting events in-person or on TV, decorating the yard (so the family could win Yard of the Month), coming home to East Texas and helping his dad with bushhogging (he would ride on the tractor with a smile) or even serving patients at the hospitals he worked, he did it all with grace and kindness. Education was always important to his parents; therefore, he accepted and completed the challenge. He attended school at Hemphill ISD, graduating in 1990. While in school and even after graduation, he worked in the construction field with his dad, working side by side with his brother and uncles. He realized that he had a different calling, and so he decided to continue his education at Angelina College, earning his Associates of Science in Radiologic Technology and thus became a Radiology Technician. He was first employed at Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin, Texas. It was here that he earned a certification in Computed Tomography. He was then employed at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas. His last place of employment of was Methodist Hospital in Mansfield, Texas, where he served as Lead Computed Tomography Technician. He received many prestigious awards, including Employee of the Month. Love was shown throughout Ron’s life. In 1993, on Valentine’s Day, Cupid came and shot an arrow straight through to his heart. This arrow was not like your ordinary arrow; this arrow came in the form of a beautiful young lady named Catina. Ron and Catina dated for many years, and on November 7, 1998, in front of family and friends, love united them in holy matrimony. Together, they welcomed two beautiful children, who were the vibrant stars in Ron’s life, their daughter Alexia “Lexi” and their son Jordan “JoJo”. Ron was a family man and would go above and beyond to the moon and back, for his family. Ron’s legacy is filled with love of family, friends, and the beautiful things in life. He lived life on his own terms and by his own rules. We celebrate life in the same spirit by which he lived life…energetic, upbeat, lively. He taught us all how to live life, even amid obstacles. His life’s message to all was: Let nothing or no one keep you from living your best life. No matter how life makes you feel, get up and try it again. On February 14, 2023, Ron hopped into his Heavenly Mustang, revved up the engine, and took his final ride to be with our Heavenly Father. He left to carry on his dreams, legacy, and love: his loving wife, Catina Henson, his daughter Alexia Henson, his son Jordan Henson, his mother and father Willie Ray and Evelyn Henson, his siblings Tracie Davis, Reginald Henson Sr. (Michelle), and Stacie Henson, his loving in-laws who loved him like their own son Greg and Hattie Horton, loving and caring nieces and nephews (whom he loved like his own), and a host of family, friends, colleagues to whom he loved them and they loved him back.

Visiting: Friday, February 24, 2023, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Triumph the Church of God and Kingdom (908 Daniels Street Center, Texas 75935) Committal: Macedonia Cemetery Hemphill, Texas 75948

Visitation: Friday, February 24, 2023, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Triumph the Church of God
and Kingdom (908 Daniels Street Center, Texas 75935)

Saturday, February 25, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at New Macedonia

Baptist Church FM RD. 83 Hemphill, Texas 75948

Repass: Macedonia Church Service entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Center, Texas 75935

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