Suzanne “Ms. H” Henderson, 89

March 28, 2016

1766362_profile_picSuzanne “Ms. H” Henderson, 89, of Leonardtown, MD, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 24, 2016, at her home.

Suzanne was born to Dorothy and Barnard Smith on March 10, 1927 in Leonardtown, MD.

Suzanne graduated from Margaret Brent High School in May 1944, and married Joseph Henderson in November 1944. Suzanne was a mother and homemaker, and assisted her sister, Dorothy, in the floral business for many years until 1960, when she and her father opened a wholesale plumbing business, Southern Maryland Supply. Suzanne was active in running Southern Maryland Supply until it was sold in 1994. Suzanne was proud of her community where she was a part of numerous organizations including the Auxiliary of the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department for over 30 years, Auxiliary of Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad, Auxiliary of the Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad for over 25 years, St. Mary’s County Fair Board for over 25 years, Optimist Club of St. Mary’s, and Daughters of the American Revolution. In 2011 she was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association. In 1984 Suzanne served as a Leonardtown Commissioner. Music was a big part of Suzanne’s life and she participated in the local chapter of Sweet Adelines and the choir at St. Paul’s Methodist Church. However, Suzanne’s real love was for her animals, at one time having 14 poodles. In her later years, Suzanne could be seen whizzing around Leonardtown in her pickup truck with her beloved Yorkshire Terrier, Itzee, and later, Boo.

Suzanne is survived by her daughter, Suzanne (Hugh) Hall of Gulf Breeze, Florida. Also surviving are her granddaughter, Jennifer (Bryan) Turney, and her two great-granddaughters, Amelia Grace Turney and Emmeline Turney.

In addition to her parents, Suzanne is predeceased by her husband, Joseph Henderson; her son, John Henderson; and her sister, Dorothy Asbury.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 30 from 5 – 8, with prayers at 7:00 pm at Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown, MD. Funeral service and interment will be held on Thursday, March 31 at 11:00 at Christ Church, 3100 Broomes Island Rd., Port Republic, MD. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s or the Auxiliary of the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department.

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Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD