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Everette Henley

November 7, 1930 — April 22, 2023

Mr. Everette G. Henley, Jr., age 92, went to his eternal resting place in Heaven on Saturday, April 22, 2023. He was a kind, generous and Godly man who lived his life with, humility, integrity, honor and service to his fellow man. Everyone that knew him, whether it be for years, days or minutes, loved and respected him. The way he lived his life is the true definition of a Servant. He served his Country, Community, Church, Family and Friends, and anyone that just needed help along the way. He was a selfless man who always thought of others first even during the last days of his life.

Mr. Henley was born on November 7, 1930, in Russellville, Alabama and then grew up in the West End area of Birmingham. He joined the Marines in 1950 and served as a Sargent in the Korean War. In 1955, he married Jewel Dean Walker and they moved to the Center Point area to raise their family and he worked as a Letter Carrier for the U.S. postal Service for thirty-six years. He was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church and faithfully served for sixty-one years in many capacities until he became ill in November of last year.

He is preceded in death by his father, Everette Gibson Henley, Sr., his mother, Aubrey Coburn Henley and three sisters, Mary Wright, Sue Armstrong and Louise Harrell. Mr. Henley is survived by his wife of sixty-seven years, Jewel Henley, two daughters, Paula Hughes (Neil), Kristin Jensen (Tim), two grandsons, Blake McDonald and Austin Morris (Emily), and one great-granddaughter, Rory Elaine Morris.

His precious soul, love and infectious laugh will be missed by the many lives he touched. May he rest in peace. He is healed.

2 Corinthians 4:6-7: 6) For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of the God in the face of Jesus Christ. 7) But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.

Family and friends will gather at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home in Trussville on Friday, April 28th from 11am until 12pm with a graveside immediately following at Jefferson Memorial's adjoining cemetery. Pastor Jamie Walley will preside over the service.



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