Nancy Rathbone Henson
A Kind and Caring Lady
Canton- Nancy Aveline Rathbone Henson, age 66, was carried home by the angels on Saturday, June 16, 2018.
Mrs. Henson was born November 24, 1951 and had made her home in Haywood County most of her life. She was a Certified Nursing Assistant and had been employed with several local nursing facilities which included Canton Nursing Home, Brithaven and Haywood Nursing Home. She had also cared for many patients in their homes. Mrs.Henson was a member of Pisgah Freewill Baptist Church. Nancy was blessed with a kind and caring heart and she truly loved everyone that she met. She enjoyed listening to gospel music and the special time that she shared with her sons were her most cherished memories. Nancy spent many hours playing ball with her boys and she also taught them how to fish. Nancy was a loving wife and a devoted mother and she shall be deeply missed by all that knew her.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Clercy Rathbone ; her son,Tracy Henson who passed away in 2014; a brother, Allen Rathbone and a sister, Betty Rathbone.
Surviving are her loving husband of 49 years,Terry Henson of Canton; her sons, Rodney Henson and his wife, Debbie Henson of Clyde and Travis Henson and his wife, Cynthia Henson of Candler; 8 grandchildren ;6 great-grandchildren and a sister, Martha Conard and her husband, Bud Conard of Jonathan Creek.
The funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm Thursday, June 21, 2018 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Pastor Jake Cagle will be officiating. Burial will be in Gwyn Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service .
Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Henson family and words of comfort may be shared at www.crawfordray.com