“I have fought the good fight. I have finished the course. I have kept the faith”

A Mass of Christian Burial for Lorena Andre Henson will be held at 11 am on Friday September 6, 2019 at St Agnes Catholic Church, 715 East Blvd Baton Rouge; visitation will begin at 9 am. Celebrant will be Fr. J. Clifton Hill.  Interment will follow at Resthaven Garden of Memory Cemetery. Mrs. Henson was born on October 10, 1925 in Valverda, LA and departed from this life on Monday September 2, 2019 at her residence in Baton Rouge at age of 93 years. She was a native of Point Coupee Parish, and a former resident of New Roads and Livonia. She is preceded in death by her husband Louis C. Henson; parents Eugene and Lena Spragis Andre; sister Jeanette Brown. Survivors include her sons John F. Henson (Brenda), and Charles R. Henson; brother Eugene Andre (Margie), grandsons John Louis Henson (Kim) and Trey Henson; great grandchildren Jordan K. Henson (Amanda), Matthew J. Henson (Sintia), Adalyn Henson, Russell Davis Jr, Aaron Davis and Katherine Davis; also survived by 5 great great grandchildren. Surviving her, also, are her devoted caregivers that cared for her with love and great support Elonda, Freda, Jeanette, Deloris and Nila. The family expresses their heartfelt appreciation and thanks to her caregivers, nurses and staff of Cardinal Hospice, and the St Agnes Catholic Church Parish. Special thank you to Rene, the Eucharistic Minister with St. Jude Catholic Church. In tears we saw you sinking. We watched you fade away. You suffered much in silence. You fought so hard to stay. You faced your task with courage, you felt your hope descend, but still you kept on fighting, until the very end. God saw you getting tired. When a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around you, and whispered, “Come with Me.” So, when we saw you sleeping, so peaceful, free from pain. We could not wish you back, to suffer that again. In lieu of flowers, you may consider giving a memorial gift to honor her life, memory and faith please visit https://www.inlieuof.com/st-amant/lorena-a-henson  Arrangements with Church Funeral Services, St. Amant 225-644-9683

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