Billy Ray “Henny” Henderson – 10/7/2022

October 10th, 2022

Billy Ray “Henny” Henderson, 68, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Friday, October 7th.  He was born and raised in Chester where he attended Resurrection Grade School and St. James High School. He spent his career as a mechanic with the railroad.  Billy was an avid sports fan and a multiple sport athlete.  He played baseball, football, and later, softball.  What he enjoyed most was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren who he raised as his own.

He was predeceased by his parents, Billy Ray Henderson and Madeline McKniff Laird; step-daughter, Jennifer Laird; siblings, Donna Marie Laird and Steven Laird.

He is survived by his daughters, Shannon Henderson and Shianne Fay; grandchildren, Hailee, Cikylie, Angel, and Arianna; sisters, Cecelia, Helen, and Kathy; brothers, Gene, Donald, and Bobby.

His memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 22nd at 12:30pm at the Joseph A. Ward Funeral Home 1459 Market St. Linwood, Pa.  friends and family are invited for visitation from 11-12:30. Burial will be private.

13 thoughts on “Billy Ray “Henny” Henderson – 10/7/2022

  • By Deacon Dan Bingnear on

    May perpetual light shine upon Billy Ray. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.

    So incredibly sorry for the family’s heartache.

    Prayers for comfort and peace!

    Deacon Dan Bingnear

  • By Dave Roccio on

    RIP …May God Bless your soul and protect your family..

  • By Bill Rodgers on

    R.I.P. Bill Rodgers (Amtrak)

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  • By C T Guy on

    aka “hollywood” “henny” henderson we called him hollywood. good co worker tons of laughs. lots of memories. pleasure working with him.

  • By Earl C. Williams on

    To the family of Brother Henderson. Actually I have
    forgotten about Henderson until I saw his face on the
    Internet and I immediately remembered him especially with that 🎩 hat on. He always treated me good with
    much respect. My mother just passed last week so I
    What the family is going through. I send my condolences to family. Rest In Peace my Brother!

  • By Wayne Friday on

    God bless his soul

  • By norm manista on

    rip my friend. we had some funny times at amtrak. see ya on the other side my man

  • By Kathleen Fanelli-Moyer on

    Bill was a great guy! He was good friends with my brother Wayne. I’m sure they are up in heaven together. My sincere condolences to his children and family.

  • By Mark Flowers on

    My name is Mark Flowers I was talking to Billie Saturday he wanted me to take him to pick up his truck which was towed he said coming home from the wedding whatever wedding he was at so if you need some information where the truck is give me a call 302-354-9784 like I said I was talking to him Saturday he wanted me to take him to the grocery store Sunday or Monday so when he didn’t call me I kept calling him never in 1 million years thought this happened so I’m so sorry for your loss but give me a call if you need anything or any information that I know when I was talking to him Saturday

  • By Chris Thomas on

    I was friends with and worked with Billy – who we on the railroad usually knew him as “Hollywood “ for years.

    He was always good for a laugh or doing something wildly inappropriate which made him even funnier.

    You can rest now my brother- you will be missed !

  • By Eric Ferretti on

    The man that taught me all at Amtrak will be missed deeply my man “Hollywood” gone too soon you took me in under your wing at work and always told me let’s go “Son” rest easy will be missed by many God Bless

  • By Mona Livingood on

    My condolence sorry for your loss may you find peace @ this difficult time 🙏🙏

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