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Yvonne Marie Gordon Henry Dies at 88

Yvonne Marie Gordon Henry

Yvonne Marie Gordon Henry, also known as “Ms. Williams,” “Dr. Williams,” “Verna” and “Vern,” of Estate Sion Farm died on Feb. 7. She was 88 years old.

 She was preceded in death by her mother, Eulalie Venzen; father, Vernon Gordon; sister, America Smith Matthews; brothers: Vincent Gordon, Errol Smith, Herman Smith and Mario Smith; husband, Halvor Henry; daughter, Carolie D. Harrigan-Fabio; sons: Gregory A. Harrigan and Robert Williams; grandchildren: Lakisha Harrigan, Dudley “Third, DA” Fabio III, Calvin Fabio, Rissa Fabio, David Fabio, Austin Fabio, Anthony Fabio, Letisha Hetherington, Gregory “Greggie” Harrigan Jr., Matthew Harrigan, Chantel Gray-Williams, Rasson Gray-Williams, Velekia Wooten, Jason Thomas, Sa’Rai Leggett and Clifton “CJ” Leggett; and great- grandchildren: Shelia Fabio, Dahlia Fabio, Alijah “Delano” Lynch, Kaliera Fabio, LiKim Fabio, Ariella Fabio, Aniyah Fabio, Ava Parrilla, Hugh Fabio, Croix Fabio, Annalisa Fabio, Scarlett Williams, Malia Williams, Sarah Thomas, Alexandria Gray-Williams, Darren Fearon, Lea Hetherington, Laila Hetherington, Elle Heatherington, Karter Edwards, Skye Leggett, Uri Lindsey, Ah’nisa Leggett, Alissa Leggett and Ja’kelan Simmons.

She is also survived by her brothers: Norman Smith, Carl Smith and Allison “Ally” O’Neal; nieces: Waukeshiah Smith, Michelle Smith Sutton, Deanna Smith Benjamin, Mercedes Smith, Valicia Zimmerman, Anna Gordon, Jacqueline Gordon, Lydia Matthews Poole, Lisa, Denise Smith, Delores Smith and Winona Matthews McGann; nephews: Albert Smith, Walter Matthews, Samuel Matthews Jr., Kevin Smith, Hasani Smith, Tracey Harris and Vincent Gordon; great nieces: Angelica Smith, Adrian Smith, Alayna Smith, Addison River Smith; Essence Brown; a host of other great nieces too numerous to mention. great nephews: Vernon Walker, Vondrei Walker, Vyonte’ Walker; a host of other great nephews too numerous to mention; sisters-in-law: Joan Henry Nielsen, Ingle Du Henry, Annette O’Neal and Rita Harvey Henry; brothers-in-law: Lester Henry, Heraldo Henry and Lloyd Henry Sr.; daughter-in-law, Naomi Harrigan; son-in-law: Dudley “Ken” Fabio Jr.; and godchildren: Joanne Connor Moore, Ambrose “Amby” Connor, Harris children: Dedo, Danto, Delano and Derica, Brian Henderson, Sheldon Henderson, Sherise Henderson, Arnold “Chip” Barnes Jr., Jamila Christian and Kathleen “Kathy” Smith.

Other survivors include special friends: Armelle Ferdinand, Ms. Joseph, Bradley Christian, Members of St. Croix Heritage Dancers, Ivorene David, Class of 1953, Jeanette Rouss, Claudette C. Mason, Members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., the James family, the Benjamins family, Robin Lewis, Allan Williams, Treyvon Williams, Marquise Calloway, Minetta Williams Burnett, Marva Williams Maynard, Jane Williams Allen, Annmarie Williams Johnson, Paul Williams, Winifred Williams, Inez Williams, Viola Rosa and Alvin Milligan; and cousins and other relatives: Sylvia Sergeant, Zulima Fabio, Kera Fabio, Shevon Griffith-Fabio, Shanice Fabio, Joyce Doward Webster, Gordon family, Jackson family, Venzen family, Smith family, Henry family, Harrigan Penn family, Davis family, Williams family, Fabio family, McCant family, Yvonne Harrigan, LaVerne Harrigan, Vernon Harrigan, Lorna Yvonne Williams Washington, Ferdinand-Goodridge family, Ritza V. Briscoe, Wilbert Venzen, Gladys Rissing and family, Santos and Schuster family.

*Special thanks to Dr. Risa Nielsen and Staff, Sylvia Archibald, the staff and nurses of Continuum Care, Urban Foot Care and Stretcher Plus; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

The viewing will take place at 9 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Lord God of Sabaoth Lutheran Church. Interment will be at Kingshill Cemetery.

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