Matthew Charles Henderson
Matthew Charles Henderson, son of John Tyler Henderson and Erin Marie (Nelson) Henderson of Melrose, Mass., was stillborn on March 26, 2013.
Matthew was born at 3:01 p.m. at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 21 inches long.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandparents, John and Marsha Henderson of Mountain View and Doug and Patty Nelson of Conway; great-grandparents, Bob Teague of Mountain View, Lorene Henderson of Mountain View, Norma Larsen of New Braunfels, Texas, and Richard Ring of Naples, Fla.; uncles and aunts, John and Larah Joyner of Little Rock, Michael and Jennifer Wood of Conway, Braxton Henderson of Melrose, and Brandon Nelson of Atlanta, Ga.; and godparents, Vanessa Brewer of Little Rock and Steven Blackburn of Bentonville.
He was preceded in death by great-grandparents Elaine Ring, Geneva Teague, and Carl Ray Henderson.
A memorial service is planned for Monday, April 8, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Mountain View. All family and friends are welcome.
The parents would also be happy to receive family and friends at a reception at Smokin’ Country Grill & Buffet in Mountain View, following the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Matthew’s name to First Candle, a national nonprofit health organization uniting parents, caregivers and researchers nationwide with government, business and community service groups to advance infant health and survival.