Jewel Florine Hensley


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Jewel Florine Hensley passed away Aug. 6, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. Funeral services will be at New Hope Baptist Church, Saturday, Aug. 17 at 11 a.m. with Rev. John Richardson as the officiant and Rev. Vet Pendgraft as the eulogist. Burial will follow at D/FW National Cemetery.
Jewel was born Jan. 24, 1932 in Caldwell County to Monroe and Alice Porter Hunter.
She was a teacher, a member of New Hope Baptist Church, the Black Women's Business Professional Club and the Doer's Club.
Loved ones cherishing her memories: sons Clinton Cross McDonald Jr., Elder Gregory T. Hensley, Stanley (Rita) Williams, Bernard (Maria) Hensley Sr. Ronald Williams, Charles Hensley, Rev. James Joey (Marcia) Baggett, Rory (Debi) Baggett; daughters Lynda (Felton) Stanley and Cheryl Hensley; 18 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, husband Elbert Hensley Sr, son Elbert Hensley Jr., grandson Bernard Hensley Jr, daughters-in-law June McDonald and Bernestine Hensley.
Visitation is from 12-6 p.m. today at Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home.
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Published on August 15, 2019
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