Johnnie Wilkie Henderson

Sunday, February 3, 1946 - Friday, September 8, 2023

A Caring And Loving Lady

Photo of Johnnie Wilkie Henderson  - 1946-2023

Canton- Johnnie Wilkie Henderson, a kind and wonderful lady, who loved her Lord and Savior and adored her family and especially her grandchildren with all her heart and soul, entered into her eternal home in heaven on September 8, 2023.

She was born February 3, 1946, in Jackson County and was the daughter of the late Catherine Wyatt and the late John A. Wilkie. Johnnie was employed with Champion International as a quality control inspector where she retired with many years of dedicated service.  Johnnie was truly someone that made a lasting impression on everyone she met. She was always offering a kind word, cooking a delicious meal for a family, or just brightening up someone’s day with her fun humor and joking. Everyone was always made feel welcome to Johnnie’s home. Her amazing biscuits and gravy were a favorite of family and friends. To gather at Johnnie’s home and share together one of her big family home-cooked meals was a blessing to everyone. Her grandchildren delighted being with her and playing with her and they so enjoyed Johnnie acting silly and making them laugh. Johnnie loved her home and she also enjoyed working in her flowers and her garden. The holidays were indeed a special time for Johnnie and all her family. Her home always was a joy to visit and her magical way of decorating and bringing Christmas to the hearts of all her family was wonderful and will never be forgotten. A touching memory shared by Johnnie’s family was the way she ended every telephone conversation with her family, “I love you and call me if you need me!” – and Johnnie truly meant it!

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Lee Henderson, Sr., her son, Jeffrey Lee Henderson, and her sisters, Carolyn Duncan, Brenda Taylor, and Shirley Shead.

Surviving are her daughter, Angela Henderson (Bill); her son, Roy Lee Henderson, Jr. (Kelly); a daughter-in-law, Carrie Ann Henderson; her sisters, Wanda Mae McNallie, Vera Kay Surrett, and Betty Wilkie; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; also many dear friends.

The Henderson family wishes to extend a special word of thanks to the 4th-floor nurses at Haywood Regional Medical Center, especially Kayla, Shelley, and Melissa for their kindness and care given to Mrs. Henderson. Also, we greatly appreciate the concern and care from Four Seasons Hospice.

A funeral service will be held to honor the life of Mrs. Henderson at 11:00 am Saturday, September 16, 2023, in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Pastor Michael Horton will be officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will be in Crawford / Ray Memorial Gardens in Clyde. Serving as pallbearers will be Jonathan Henderson, Justin Israel, Josh Henderson, Alex Henderson, Jacob Henderson, and Ethan Henderson.

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Henderson’s memory to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 S. Allen Rd., Flat Rock, NC 28731.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Henderson family.


Condolences from family and friends

So sorry for your loss and prayers for family!
Regina carver
I am sorry for your loss. Johnnie was always a kind person. I pray her family can find peace in knowing she is resting in the arms of the lord and savior. Please extend my deepest sympathy to the family.
Pamela Woodfin
I’m so sorry for your loss. Johnnie was a very kind lady. All of you are in my thoughts.
Debbie Moore
I love you and miss you more than anyone knows. Hope you are having fun with the rest of your heavenly family gone but never forgotten
Vera Surrett
I so hate to hear about Johnnie. She was always so sweet to me. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Gail McElrath Paxton
I love you and I will miss you. You are at rest and with Roy and Jeff. Love you. Your sister Wanda.
Wanda Mcnallie
I cannot tell you how sorry i am .I love you all and will be praying for you .
Noreen Nelson
We are so sorry to hear of Johnnie's death. She was always so good to visit Mom & Dad when they weren't able to go places. Our prayers & thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time.
Jim & Susan Kyle Taylor
So sorry for your loss. We worked with Johnny for many years .
Ronnie and Kathy Chambers Farmer
We are so sorry for your loss. Aunt Johnnie was a great woman, great mother and grandmother… we have all of you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Mom sends her love and prayers to all of you.
Kathy Blalock Corley
So sorry for your lost of a very wonderful mom sis angela my family loves you know we are hear for you and your family . Your mom was one of a kind very special lady to so many of us she will stay close in all of our hearts .
Tonya scarpulla
I thought the world of Ms. Johnnie. So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Trisa Rathbone