Roy Henny

July 24, 1934 ~ February 20, 2020 (age 85)

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July 24, 1934 - February 20, 2020

Roy Henny, 85, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2020.

Going Home Celebration will be held on  July 24, 2020, in  Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Roy Fredrick Henny aka POPS age 85 resident Huntersville, North Carolina, was promoted to be with his Lord on Thursday February 20, 2020.

Roy Henny was born in Tulsa Oklahoma on July 24, 1934, on a Tuesday to the parents of Veatrice Dixon and James Henny. Roy had 5 siblings John, Viola (Zubaidah Muhammad), Morris Lee, Eli, and Veatrice, 3 which have gone on to glory. He was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa Oklahoma in 1953.

Roy was a laid back person that had a sense of adventure. His infectious smile and laugh could light up a room. He traveled all over the world visiting Africa, Europe, Asia, Caribbean islands, and many other states and countries around the world. In his down time he loved playing Dominos and could play with the best of them, he liked playing tennis, and watching sports. He was also in the Air Force in Alaska where he served his country proud. As the Director of Neighborhood Housing service he helped build up and fix dilapidated communities. He was a champion of change fighting for equal rights as a Black Panther in the 60’s and 70’s. He coached and mentored youth basketball teams. He was a great Husband, A loving Father, Big Brother, Uncle, Cousin, Friend, Serviceman, and an American Hero. If I could describe him in one word it would be the epitome of “Cool”.

Roy is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 53 years Cheryl Henny who always supported him and stood by his side, 5 Sons, Roy Henny Jr., Eric Henny, Reggie Henny, Shawn Henny, John Henny and 4 Daughters, Monica Napier Henny, Joy Townsend, Illa Henny, Melowe Henny. And Multiple Nieces, Nephews, and Grand Children, whom he loved dearly.

Roy will be truly missed but never forgotten as he lives on through everyone he has touched and came in contact with. Roy was a fighter to the end and he believed in never giving up. His last lesson to us was the strength of will power. When our time comes and it will come for us one day, we all want to be able to look back and say that we had a life worth living. Well Roy I think you can say that you lived that life! LLR Long Live Roy! Rest in Heaven.

                             Don’t Cry

Wait I didn’t die so I ask that you please don’t cry.

Just know that I’m in a better place and don’t ask God Why.

I want everybody to know I did the best I could do.

Now I’m in heaven with Jesus and we are both watching over you.

I was a stranger to this earth from the heavens above.

I tried to learn as much as I could and showed my family real love.

God called my name on that snowy Thursday night.

So when you come to my celebration I want you all dressed in white.

Because this is a celebration, a promotion you could say.

Look at this as my birth into eternity not that I passed away.

When I finally saw Jesus he gave me a great big reward.

Don’t forget to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.

When you look at my body remember it’s just a shell.

Rejoice that I’m in heaven and this is now where I dwell.

My body stop working many moons ago.

Now I’m free without restrictions and no longer moving slow.

Its glorious here I watch the angels sing and praise.

The things that I have seen in heaven has me shocked and amazed.

Oh this is really great I have wings now and I can fly.

So anytime you think of me rejoice and don’t cry.

                                                                                Copyright 2020 John X Henny

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