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Evelyn U. Henry

August 14, 1931 ~ April 17, 2022 (age 90)

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Subject: COVID-19 Safety Plan- Putting Families First
We are privileged to serve those who desire our services during their time of need.  We take the safety and health of your family very seriously.  We always strive to exceed the expectations for every family, and will continue to do so during these challenging days ahead. We want to ensure you; we are taking extra precautions in our facility by sanitizing it daily. We need your help, COVID-19 is sweeping the nation and requiring our immediate attention and adjustments in the way we manage our services.  Please be considerate and help us as we try to keep our families, staff and facility safe.

It is with broken hearts that the management Eddie & Jackie Nelson and the Support Staff of Nelson’s Funeral Home regretfully announce the passing of Mrs. Evelyn U. Henry, 90, of Winnsboro, South Carolina.

Evelyn Dolores Ulmer Henry, a life-time Presbyterian, wife of the late MSG (Ret). Taft Henry, and retired principal of McCrorey-Liston Elementary School reached out and took the Master’s Hand, on Sunday, April 17th at Lexington Medical Center.

A life-long educator and military spouse, she is survived by two daughters, Mevelyn Henry (William F.) Gaither of Irmo, SC and Jannette Henry (Charles W.) Davenport of Batesburg, SC; grandchildren; great-grandchildren;  a sister, Anna U. Pearson of Phoenix, AZ; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Although the COVID-19 guidelines have been relaxed by the Center for Disease Control, and the State of South Carolina, the family has decided that for their safety, this service will be by invitation only.   

Services will be held Saturday, April 23, 2022, 9:00 a.m., at  Nelson's Funeral Home Chapel, temperature checks will be administered at the door by the Staff of Nelson’s Funeral Home.  Masks will be required. The service will be live-streamed. 

A public walk thru viewing will be held Friday, April 22, 2022, 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., only. 

You may greet the funeral cortege when they arrive at the place of burial, which will be St. John A.M.E. Church (Middlesix Community).

The funeral will begin at 9:00 A.M. Committal and Burial will be at 10:30 A.M. in the St. John A.M.E. Church Cemetery.   

Memorial Contributions for Mrs. Evelyn U. Henry may be sent to The Hudson-Langford Fund, Trinity Presbytery, 554 DaVega Drive, Lexington, SC 29073.   Please add Hudson-Langford Fund/Evelyn U. Henry on the memo line.   This fund provides scholarships to deserving Presbyterian students.



To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Evelyn U. Henry, please visit our floral store.

 Service Program


Funeral Service
April 23, 2022

9:00 AM
Nelson's Funeral Home
270 North Dogwood Ave
Ridgeway, South Carolina 29130

Video is available for this event

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