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Sylvester Morgan Henderson

OXFORD — Sylvester Morgan Henderson, 68, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Second Missionary Baptist Church in Oxford with Pastor Andrew Robinson Sr. officiating. Burial will be in the Oxford City Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Serenity-Martin Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

A graduate of Central High School, he played football and attended Northwest Junior College. He confessed his faith in God at an early age and became a member of Christian Tabernacle Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois. He later became a member of North Hopewell M.B. Church in Taylor and later joined Second Missionary Baptist Church in Oxford. He was employed at the University of Mississippi.

He is survived by his children, Corey Henderson of Glenwood, Illinois, Heather Henderson of Hazel Crest, Illinois, and Shavonne Henderson and Israel Henderson, both of Chicago; brothers, Emmett Henderson Jr., of Lake Spivey, Georgia, Eddie Henderson of South Holland, Illinois and Ulysses G. Henderson and Robert Henderson, both of Oxford; sister, Barbara Henderson of Matterson, Illinois; eight grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.