Sherry Elaine Cannady Henderson, 67, passed away on Sunday February 24, 2019 at NHC Place at The Trace in Nashville. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday February 27th at 11:00 a.m. in the Family Life Center at Cedar Hill Baptist Church with Dr. Eric Taylor, Reverend Bobby Swift, and Pastor Brad Shockley officiating. Interment will follow in the Springhill Cemetery in Ridgetop with Steve Henderson, Bailey Henderson, Victoria Henderson, Wayne Kidd, Mark Henderson, and Steve Perry serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Eric Thomas and Jimmy Crawford’s Sunday School Class. The family will receive friends on Tuesday in the old sanctuary of Cedar Hill Baptist Church from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time in the Family Life Center at Cedar Hill Baptist Church.
Mrs. Henderson was born December 26, 1951 in Nashville to the late Ellis and Effie Tate Cannady. She was a homemaker and a member of Cedar Hill Baptist Church. The three things in life that brought her the most joy were her cats, her church, and spending time with her family. At a very young age, Ms. Henderson became quadriplegic from spinal cord injury. In the years that followed, she became an outspoken advocate for the accessibility to public buildings. Mrs. Henderson was instrumental in gaining wheelchair access to all floors of the Robertson County Court House through the addition of an elevator. She also spoke out in support of The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Ms. Henderson’s courage in the face of adversity and steadfast faith in Jesus Christ throughout her life remains a testament of her remarkable faith and tenacity to all who met her. She is survived by her husband of 48 years: Phillip Henderson of Springfield, her son and daughter-in-law: Steve and Donna Henderson of Portland, her grandchildren: Victoria and Bailey Henderson, her brother: Tom Cannady of Nashville, her sisters: Diann Cannady of Goodlettsville and Tina Alexander of Arkansas, and by her pride and joy, her cats, Chester and Daisy.
If so desired, the family request memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital