June 12, 1925 - April 6, 2021
Mary Elizabeth McIntosh Henderson, affectionately known as Betty, Henny, and “Queen Elizabeth” of Tallahassee, FL, passed away on April 6, 2021 at the age of 95 years old. Memorial service and celebration of Betty’s life will be held on April 9, 2021, 2PM at Faith Presbyterian Church, 2200 N. Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32303. Interment with family members will follow the service at MeadowWood Memorial Park. Betty was born on June 12, 1925 to Albert Plant and Jesse Goodwin McIntosh in Carbon Hill, Alabama. She moved to Tallahassee for her senior year of high school and graduated from Leon High school. She earned her degree in Social Work at the Florida State College for Women in what turned out to be the 1st graduating class of Florida State University. She was an active member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority, remaining engaged for years after college. Later in life after her children were grown, she earned her Nursing degree from Tallahassee Community College. This led her to a career at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. She was active in PEO (Philanthropic Education Organization), which provides scholarships to college students. Betty was a long-time active member of Faith Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee. She sang in the Choir and held various leadership roles in Women’s ministry. She loved Cross-stitching and quilting, a hobby she passed down to her granddaughters. She enjoyed donating her time to help others in need and being an inspiring voice in the lives of others. Betty was predeceased by her parents, her husband Lee Henderson, her son Preston and her brothers Preston and Bert McIntosh. She is survived by her son Craig, 4 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. In lieu of Flowers, contributions may be made to Westminster Benevolent Assistance Endowment Fund or Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Kelly Barber of Bevis Funeral Home (850-385-2193 or www.bevisfh.com) is assisting the Henderson family with their arrangements.
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