Nancy Rathbone Henson

Saturday, November 24, 1951 - Saturday, June 16, 2018

A Kind and Caring Lady

Photo of Nancy Rathbone Henson  - 1951-2018

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

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Sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with the family we love you'll.
Calvin watts and Gwen watts sorry
I have lost one of the best friends I have ever had. Her love for the Lord, her family and everybody in her life was uplifting, inspirational and contagious. The purity of her Soul was unique. Our loss of Nancy is Heaven's gain. I can only imagine her meeting Jesus and His telling her... "Well done, my good and faithful Servant, now come into the House of My Father." My heartfelt condolences to her family. You enjoyed the presence of an Angel as a wife and as a mother. I love you all and the memories I have of hers will be a treasure in my heart forever. Love you all and may you experience the Peace of the Lord. Isabel
Isabel Huber-Scott
We are so sorry for your loss. If y'all need anything just let us know.
Teresa & Billy Gooden
So sorry for all of ya’ll loss Bless her a kind lady
Donna Clark