Willneila W. Henderson

Published 9:13 am Friday, September 29, 2023

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Willneila Wiggins Henderson, 92, of Flomaton, went home to the loving arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sept. 27, 2023.

She was born to an Assembly of God Church planter and pastor, Preston S. and Grace L. Wiggins on Aug. 7, 1931.

Willneila married Wiley P. Henderson on March 8, 1958, and was a devoted wife for 39 years until his passing. They had four children who meant the world to them, including Wiley Phillip Henderson Jr. (Teresa), of Montgomery, Rachel H. Bickerstaff (Elliott), of Madison, Miss., Dr. Charlotte H. Lee (Spencer), of Auburn and Victoria H. Benton (Dale) in Anniston/Oxford.

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Willneila had eight grandchildren, including Wiley (Abby) Henderson, Elizabeth (Cameron) Osmore, Joshua Henderson, Samuel (Makayla) Henderson, Matthew Bickerstaff, Sarah Grace Lee, Ben Lee, Daniel Benton and one great-grandchild, Wyatt Osmore.

Willneila is preceded in death by her parents, Preston and Grace Wiggins; her brothers, Rayford (Ellie) Wiggins, Lee Roy (Lois) Wiggins and Leonard (Jan) Wiggins; and sister, Clydell (Olin) Tisdale.

A celebration of Willneila’s life will be held at the First Baptist Church of Flomaton on Oct. 1, 2023, at 4 p.m. and will be preceded by an hour of visitation at 3 p.m.

Dr. Roland Brown, of Golden Springs Baptist Church of Anniston, and Jake Bondurant of First Baptist Church of Flomaton, will be officiating the services.
Burial will follow at Flomaton Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Wiley P. Henderson III, Joshua Henderson, Samuel Henderson, Matthew Bickerstaff, Daniel Benton and Cameron Osmore.
Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home LLC of Atmore will oversee all arrangements.