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Gerald Henry Sr. entered into eternal rest on Thursday, August 20, 2015 in Temple, TX. He was resident of New Orleans until 2008 when he relocated to Temple, TX. Husband of Katie Henry. Son of the late Johnny Henry, Sr. and Leona Grandison. Father of Alvin Carter, III (Malissa), Dexter Carter, Sr., Nicole Chatman Smith of Temple, TX, Jonathan Walker (Chiarisa) and Karen Williams (Darrel Sr.) Brother of Claudette Paul (Lawrence), Sonia Jones , Wille Grandison (Linda), Myra Desmond (Earl), Leona Grandison (Ashton), Johnny Henry and the late Landry Grandison. Brother-in-law of Celina Hill, Hamp Williams Jr. (Avis), Mary Bell Lewis (Thomas), Leotha Jasmine, Gilbert Williams, Jeanie Williams(Jackie) and Janie Bickham (Norman), Warren Williams, Willie Franklin (Leonard) and the late Lana Williams. He was also preceded in death by his grandmother Laura Graham and niece Aisha Lindsey. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Gerald was a 24 year veteran of the U.S. Army and a long time employee of the Department of Veteran Affairs. He also was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church in Temple, TX for the past seven years and was an active member of The Knights of Columbus #7197.
Relatives and friends of the family, also Priest and Parishioners of St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church are invited to attend a funeral service at 10:30 AM on Friday, August 28, 2015 at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 1020 Virgil St. Gretna, LA. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM. Interment: Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, Slidell, LA. Arrangements by Rhodes Funeral Home. Please visit to sign the online gust book.