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“Thank you for being a wonderful example of a Southern lady full of charm, hospitality and warmth. I'll always remember you. ”
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“Sherry and Kevin, I'm sure you will not know me, but my husband and I were very close to your Mom and Dad. Jim was my brother-in-law's brother, Jack...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Marilyn Callihan - Louisville, TN

“Sherry--I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am both mourning with you for the loss of your mom and...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Heather Worley - Knoxville, TN

“My heart is sad but it is filled with many wonderful memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Cathy Patton - knoxville, TN

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God surround you with his peace. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Lynette - Seymour, TN - Friend

“Love you Sissy..Thanks for all the great Christmas Eves ”
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Henshaw, Virginia Johnson, age 82 of Knoxville entered into eternal peace on Saturday, May 4, 2013. She was a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church where she enjoyed many cherished friendships. She was retired from The R.O. Deadrick Company. Her family was her greatest joy, and she spent many summers surrounded by them at Pawleys Island. It was her home that was the Christmas Eve gathering place. She appreciated the comfort of a clean house and loved reading, beautiful clothing, animals and gardening. She leaves her family a great legacy of love. Virginia is preceded in death by her parents Austin and Agnes Johnson, husband James Edward Henshaw; brothers Austin Johnson, Jr., and wife Betty and Charles Edward Johnson of South Williamson, Kentucky. She is survived by children Sherry Henshaw Corden and Kevin Matthew Henshaw and wife Charlene; grandchildren Spencer Henshaw Corden, Laura Corden Bohner and husband Doug, and Sierra Rose Henshaw; great-grandchildren, Quinn Allan Bohner, her namesake Mary Virginia Bohner and Spencer Douglas Bohner; sister-in-law, Dr. Mary Ray Johnson; husband Tom Chesney; her adopted family Sue, Thomas and Lara Beth Hamilton, and nieces and nephews in Tennessee and Kentucky. A funeral service celebrating her life will be held Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel, with Dr. J. David Hester and the Reverend Kevin Wood, officiating; interment will be Wednesday, May 8, 2013 1:00 p.m., Highland Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to UT Services, Knoxville. The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, preceding the service. "My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him". Psalm 62:1 Online condolences may be extended at www.rosemortuary.com. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.