1931 ~  The Tribute of Life  ~  2021


Mrs. Margaret Lovise Henderson Collins, 89, died Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 7:30 a.m.  She departed peacefully in her sleep while under hospice care in residence in Pink Hill, North Carolina.   She was preceded in death by her mother, Carrie Glenn, brother, Charlie Henderson, Jr., and daughters, Joanie Downing and Alvonnie Murrell.

Margaret leaves to cherish her memory; her sister, Almire Sharpe (Leroy); sister-in-law Rosena; oldest son, Rev. Dr. Samuel Henderson and wife Mary Jane; daughter, Lieutenant Colonel Hazel Wright (Retired) and husband Sergeant Major Willie Wright  (Retired); son, Jimmie Collins and wife Janie; grandchildren, Cornelius, Edward, Schnearia, Benjamin, Tiffany, Kwame, Shaw, Timmie, Elishba; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.

Margaret was born on November 27, 1931 at 7:30 p.m. (Thanksgiving Day) in Beaufort, North Carolina. She attended and graduated from Queen Street High School. She battled with illnesses most of her adult life but she still provided love and support for all of her children within her means. She was blessed to see all her children graduate from high school and go on to have successful careers in the military and the private industry. Also, she encouraged her children to strive to be the best they could be in whatever careers they chose. She was a member of Purvis Chapel A.M.E. Zion Methodist Church from her youth.


A private virtual memorial service will be held on the Purvis Chapel A.M.E. Zion Methodist Church Facebook page on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. EST.  Rev. Thomas Fryar, Pastor, will officiate.


For more information, email study@hpdseminars.com. Correspondence and condolences may be sent to: Dr. Samuel Henderson c/o Margaret Collins, 7411 Riggs Road, Suite 412, Hyattsville, Maryland 20783.