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Yvonne Marie Gordon Henry Dies at 88

Yvonne Marie Gordon Henry, aka “Ms. Williams, Dr. Williams, Verna, “Vern” of Estate Sion Farm transitioned into eternal peace on February 7, 2024. She was 88 years old.

Yvonne Marie Gordon Henry
Yvonne Marie Gordon Henry

She was preceded in death by her mother, Eulalie Venzen; father, Vernon Gordon; sister, America Smith Matthews; brothers, Vincent Gordon, Errol Smith, Herman Smith, and Mario Smith

She is survived by her husband, Halvor Henry; daughter, Carolie D. Harrigan-Fabio; sons, Gregory A. Harrigan, and Robert Williams; grandchildren, Lakisha Harrigan, Dudley “Third, DA” Fabio III, Calvin Fabio, Rissa Fabio, David Fabio, Austin Fabio, Anthony Fabio, Letisha Hetherington, Gregory “Greggie” Harrigan Jr., Matthew Harrigan, Chantel Gray-Williams, Rasson Gray-Williams, Velekia Wooten, Jason Thomas, Sa’Rai Leggett, and Clifton “CJ” Leggett; great-grandchildren, Shelia Fabio, Dahlia Fabio, Alijah “Delano” Lynch, Kaliera Fabio, LiKim Fabio, Ariella Fabio, Aniyah Fabio, Ava Parrilla, Hugh Fabio, Croix Fabio, Annalisa Fabio, Scarlett Williams, Malia Williams, Sarah Thomas, Alexandria Gray-Williams, Darren Fearon, Lea Hetherington, Laila Hetherington, Elle Heatherington, Karter Edwards, Skye Leggett, Uri Lindsey, Ah’nisa Leggett, Alissa Leggett, and Ja’kelan Simmons; brother, Norman Smith, Carl Smith and Allison “Ally” O’Neal; nieces, Waukeshiah Smith, Michelle Smith Sutton, Deanna Smith Benjamin, Mercedes Smith, Valicia Zimmerman, Anna Gordon, Jacqueline Gordon, Lydia Matthews Poole, Lisa, Denise Smith, Delores Smith, and Winona Matthews McGann; nephews, Albert Smith, Walter Matthews, Samuel Matthews Jr., Kevin Smith, Hasani Smith, Tracey Harris, and Vincent Gordon; great-nieces, Angelica Smith, Adrian Smith, Alayna Smith, Addison River Smith, and Essence Brown, and a host of other great-nieces too numerous to mention; great-nephews, Vernon Walker, Vondrei Walker, and Vyonte’ Walker, and a host of other great-nephews too numerous to mention; sisters-in-law, Joan Henry Nielsen, Ingle Du Henry, Annette O’Neal, and Rita Harvey Henry; brothers-in-law, Lester Henry, Heraldo Henry, and Lloyd Henry Sr.; daughter-in-law, Naomi Harrigan; son-in-law, Dudley Fabio Jr. “Ken”; godchildren, Joanne Connor Moore, Ambrose “Amby” Connor, the Harris children, Dedo, Danto, Delano, and Derica, Brian Henderson, Sheldon Henderson, Sherise Henderson, Arnold “Chip” Barnes Jr., Jamila Christian, and Kathleen “Kathy” Smith; special friends, Armelle Ferdinand, Ms. Joseph, Bradley Christian, members of St. Croix Heritage Dancers, Ivorene David, Class of 1953, Jeanette Rouss, Claudette C. Mason, members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., James Family, Benjamins Family, Robin Lewis, Allan Williams, Treyvon Williams, Marquise Calloway, Minetta Williams Burnett, Marva Williams Maynard, Jane Williams Allen, Annmarie Williams Johnson, Paul Williams, Winifred Williams, Inez Williams, Viola Roa, Alvin Milligan; cousins and other relatives, Sylvia Sergeant, Zulima Fabio, Kera Fabio, Shevon Griffith-Fabio, Shanice Fabio, Joyce Doward Webster, Gordon Family, Jackson Family, Venzen Family, Smith Family, Henry Family, Harrigan Penn Family, Davis Family, Williams Family, Fabio Family, McCant Family, Yvonne Harrigan, LaVerne Harrigan, Vernon Harrigan, Lorna Yvonne Williams Washington, Ferdinand-Goodridge Family, Ritza V. Briscoe, Wilbert Venzen, Gladys Rissing and Family, Santos and Schuster Family; Special thanks to Dr. Risa Nielsen and staff, Sylvia Archibald, and the staff and nurses of Continuum Care, Urban Foot Care, and Stretcher Plus; and other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at Lord God of Sabaoth Lutheran Church, with viewing at 9 a.m. and the service beginning at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Kingshill Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to James Memorial Funeral Home.

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