Dorothy Ruth Clayton-Henderson

01/21/1948 - 05/05/2015

Obituary for Dorothy Ruth Clayton-Henderson

Dorothy Ruth Clayton Henderson was born to the late Lee Clayton and the late Georgia Mae Clayton on January 21, 1948. She received Christ at an early age at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church. She met and married the late Johnny Lee Henderson.
Dorothy was a certified nursing assistant at South Haven Manor and Rehabilitation for several years. She was also a devoted friend and inspiring to many but was well known for her love of the Lord as well as her since of humor.
She was preceded in death by two brothers; James Clayton and Albert Clayton.
She leaves to cherish her memories; four children James Clayton of Indianapolis, IN, Willie Surry, Veronica Wilson, and Floyd (Tammy) Upshaw all of Montgomery, AL, three brothers; Johnny Lee Clayton, Earnest (Evelyn) Clayton, Joshua (Betty) Smedley all of New Haven, CT, four sisters: Susie Mae (Jimmy) Cleaveland, Patricia Ann (Jessie) Madison both of Montgomery, AL, Mary Annette (Lawrence) Campbell of College Park, GA, and Tanginika (Ronald) Beasley of New Orleans, LA, Sister-in-law; Thomasene Marshall of Montgomery, AL, grandchildren Vertwon Upshow, Salathia Wilson, John Wilson, Shaquille Upshaw, Shayla Giles, Paris Clayton, Jaiquarious Jones, Jaimarious Henderson, Sequita Spidell, Gemeteyia Davis, Jordan Davis. And a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and very devoted friends.

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  1. Santina Phifer says

    You will be missed dearly continue to watch over your family!!! Gone but never forgotten 😘😘

  2. Rhonda Wyman says

    You will truly be missed. RIH Sweet Angel.

  3. Koaleshia says

    RIH u will be truly missed .

  4. Anonymous says

    Your gone but not forgotten…Rest on Ms. Shirley…Your girls have a very special angel watching over them nowπŸ˜‡πŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎ

  5. Anonymous says

    You Was always Smiling and the Love you had for your kids was Awesome I’m sure Taylor will miss you

  6. Anonymous says

    You will be missed!!!

  7. Annie Wright says

    Your gone but never be forgotten…You will be truly missed by your family and friends❀😘

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  9. Anonymous says

    Fly on Angel, Fly on!! RIH.

  10. Alisha pickett says

    Will be missed but never forgotten love u always love rest up friend 😘😘😘😘

  11. Doris Shuler says

    I will not say good bye Shirley, I will only say good night!! REST IN GOD’S ARMS FRIEND πŸ’™β€πŸ’™β€πŸ’–

  12. Dianne Jackson says

    You’ll kept God first and stand in his Faith! Shirley will be missed. Shirley had such a sweet spirit that would help anyone. Much love from Shirley’s family and friends of the St. James neighborπŸ’πŸ™πŸ½

  13. Linda Lewis says

    I will always cherish all of those fond and sweet memories of you in my heart. Rest well my love rest well.

  14. Renalda says

    May my Beautiful big sis rest in paradise, you will be truly missedπŸ™πŸΎπŸ˜˜πŸ˜ͺ your lil sis Renalda

  15. Tan stone says

    Fly on Bianca and Nella angel fly on

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