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Richard Leon Henson

May 9, 1963 ~ March 1, 2024 (age 60) 60 Years Old

Richard Henson Obituary

Richard Leon Henson, 60, entered into eternal rest after a lengthy illness at his home, surrounded by his loving family on Friday, March 1, 2024. He was born on May 9, 1963 in New York City, New York. He was the son of Richard Kenneth and Magdalene Henson, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Henson attended local schools in New York. His family later moved to East Orange, New Jersey, where he graduated from Clifford J. Scott High School in 1981. He went on to attend Stockton State College, where he pledged Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. He enlisted into the United States Army in 1986 as a medic. During this time, he began a relationship with Marvette Benjamin.

After being honorably discharged, he continued his education at Central Carolina Community College, where he earned his degree in Fiber Optics. After graduating, he worked at IBM and Sumitomo Corp, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Richard relocated to Jacksonville, Florida in 1994, where he married his wife, Marvette. He was employed at Prudential Life, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, and Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Jacksonville, Fl.

Richard was an avid wine maker. He loved to cook and entertain family and friends. Richard loved sports and was a die heart Star Trek and soap opera fan.

Mr. Henson leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 29 years, Marvette Henson; his daughters, Monica Benjwell and Giavon Henson; his sister, Kim Henson of Pittsboro, North Carolina; and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and many sorrowing friends.

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March 11, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Northside Chapel of Sarah L. Carter's
6665 New Kings Road
Jacksonville, FL 32219

Chapel Service
March 12, 2024

12:00 PM
Serenity Chapel
6665 New Kings Road
Jacksonville, FL 32219

Interment Following Service
March 12, 2024

Jacksonville National Cemetery
4083 Lannie Road
Jacksonville, FL 32218


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