James Louis Henderson " Noonie"

January 10, 1956 ~ July 18, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old


James Louis "Noonie" Henderson was born January 10, 1956 in Chatom, AL to the late Mary Eliza Henderson and the late James Thomas. He transitioned to eternity July 17, 2023 at the age of 67 submitting to the divine will of God.


While growing up, James had a strong passion for playing football. He was a 1975 graduate of Washington County High School in Chatom, AL. Throughout his school age years, he developed skills that led him to play this organized sport of football in high school. He played two positions; running back (offense) and linebacker (defense) respectfully. Beginning his senior year in 1974, the third game of the football season, Chatom versus Thomasville, an away game, James "Noonie" was wearing jersey # 42 . He was completing a defensive play as a linebacker and sustained a traumatic spinal cord injury that resulted in him becoming a quadriplegic at the age of 18  years old. He was playing his favorite sport- football.


He overcame many difficult obstacles and health issues that required mental and physical assistance throughout his life. He managed to remain positive and trusted in God. In addition, he enjoyed loving and caring for the senior community. He always had a good spirit towards others and was a great phone operator. He would call everyone just to say " hey, how are you doing? I'm just checking on you".


James "Noonie" , as he was called by many, loved to have conversations and maintained close relationships with family and friends. He would share childhood memories that most of us had forgotten. He enjoyed watching Sunday ministries of Bishop G.E. Patterson and all sports that came on television. He was a die heart "Alabama " fan.


James Louis "Noonie" Henderson was preceded in death by his parents ; Mary Eliza Henderson and James Thomas, siblings, brother, Gary Lee Hendreson and sister , Sherry Ann Henderson, sister-in -law, Ann Henderson.


Surviving loves one to cherish his memories ; one brother, Lloyd Edward Henderson of Collumnburg, AL, one sister, Ardell H. Adair of Boligee,AL, four nephews, Lloyd Henderson Jr. , Quentin Henderson Sr. ,Otis Henderson,  and Gregory Woodard, three nieces, Laurshla Adair, Takila Adair, and Sandra Woodard, a host of great nieces , nephews, godchildren, other relatives and friends.

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Public Viewing
July 24, 2023

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Jackson Memorial Funeral Home
203 E. Ross Street
Jackson, AL 36545

Funeral Service
July 25, 2023

11:00 AM
Lilly Grove Baptist Church
98 Martin Luther King, Jr. AV
Chatom, Alabama 36518


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