Mrs. Leila Hensley, age 92, Telford, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at NHC Healthcare Center of Johnson City.
Mrs. Hensley was born in Greene County and daughter of the late Mack & Edna Blanche Fisher Brown. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Murphy Hensley, a son, Arthur G. Hensley, siblings, Boley Brown, Bea Allen Brown, Barbara Brown, Betty Blanche Brown, Hobart Brown, George Brown, daughter-in-law, Brenda Joyce Hensley.
She was a member of Bowmantown Baptist Church where she served as a children/preschool Sunday school teacher for over 60 years and as church librarian. Her love for children (both her own and others) was limitless. Her patience and care for little ones was her calling and her love in life. As a homemaker, Leila dedicated her time and energy to her family never considering the sacrifice.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Beebe & Sandra Hensley and son, Dallas Hensley; one daughter and son-in-law, Beverly & Paul A. Armentrout; grandchildren, Kimberlee Hensley, Anthony “Tony” Hensley (Mitzie Brooks) Todd Hensley (Dena) Cade Hensley (Jenny) Kevin Armentrout, Gina Grizzle (Josh); great-grandchildren, Caitlin Hensley, Jesse Hensley, Morgan Hensley, Riley Hensley, Zachary Grizzle, Isaac Grizzle and Noah Grizzle; sisters, Nila Price and Mary Bell, both of Johnson City; three brothers, H. Mack Brown, Hoot Brown, both of Telford and Wade Brown, Johnson City; and numerous cherished nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted 8:00 pm Friday, July 1, 2016 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Josh Grizzle officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 pm Friday prior to the service.
Interment services will be conducted 10:00 am Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Fairview Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Tony Hensley, Todd Hensley, Cade Hensley, Jesse Hensley, Kevin Armentrout, Johnny Hulse and Zachary Grizzle. Honorary pallbearer will be Ralph Hensley.
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|EULOGIES & CONDOLENCES|
||Carolyn Ann Hulse Adams
|Just wanted to say That So sorry I missedJoining in on Aunt
Leala's farewell eulogy. I know she will be missed. She always
held special place in my heart. She was always doing special
things for me. She would give me dresses that I loved. And I do
remember her teaching us in VBS. She held a sweet smile on her
face that would make you feel so welcomed. And as for her
Children Bea, Dallas, Author and Beverly you could see the pride
in her face for all of you. I pray the Lord to give you all peace of
heart and mind as she is resting now with Uncle Murph and
Author and other loved ones that have gone on before her.I can
see her in my heart celebrating her new health and peace.|
|Thinking of the family and keeping you in our
prayers. Sending our love and sympathy from
||Charles and Dianne Phelps
|We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for strength and peace
for your family. May God Bless.|
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