In Memoriam

Matthew Charles Henderson

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.