Henry Dennis, Sr., of New York City, passed away on April 14, 2022. He was 76.
He was born on June 8, 1945 to Weldon Dennis, Sr., and Minister, Minnie Boyd Dennis in Sumter, South Carolina. Henry was predeceased by his parents Weldon Dennis, Sr. and Minister, Minnie Boyd Dennis; two sisters Josephine Dennis and Mary Lee Dennis; three brothers Phillip Dennis, Truman Dennis and Weldon Dennis, Jr. and one very good friend, Walther Charlies Blackwell.
Henry found God in the early sixties at Joshua Missionary Baptist Church in Dazell, South Carolina and was Baptist at Grant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Rembert, South Carolina, and became a member of Grant Hill Church in Rembert, South Carolina.
Henry was educated at Ebenezer Middle School in Dalzell, South Carolina.
He moved to New York City in 1967. He became a member of the Canaan Baptist Church of Christ in New York City on March 2016.
He got married to Mary Sue Dees on December 24, 1968 in Sumter, South Carolina and she became Mary Sue Dennis. In this union there is two sons, Deon Dennis and Henry Bernard Dennis, Jr.
His first job in New York was with the Veltromic Company in the Bronx as a cabinet maker, his second job was Standard Oil Company as office help. On March 25, 1968, he was hired to work for Gilman Paper Company as a mail room clerk where he work his way up from mail clerk to Office Manager. In 2002 he started working for Gilman Investment, LLC as office manager. August 2017 he began working for Howard Gilman Foundation, where he work until he got ill.
He was a very good provider and also very generous.
Message from your wife- you was the best loving husband, very generous, my better half. I will miss you until we see each other again.
Message from Deon- Dad you was the best Dad a son could ever have. Always helping you out in my time of need. I will miss you very much.
Message from Henry, Jr.- Dad when I look in the mirror I see an image of you. It inspires me to be a strong and responsible person like you was.
He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Mary Sue Dees Dennis; his sons, Deon Dennis and Henry Yveline Dennis, Jr.; his brother, David Dennis; two special cousins, Geneva McFadden of Sumter, South Carolina and Debbie Stewart of Brooklyn, NY; three nieces, Elouise (Eleder Cleo Lee Rena (Deacon JD Thurgood, Tracy Dennis; four nephews, Leon Dennis, Junior Hardwick Gregory Emma Dennis, Michael Dennis; three granddaughters Kayla Dennis, Markayla Dennis and Zylecia Burgess; three grandsons, Antwann Thomas, Deon Enic Dennis, Isaiah Woods; five sisters-in-law, Dyanna Jefferson, Selena Dees, Deandrus Goodson Dees, Claudette Dees and Amy Dennis; three brothers-in-law Johnny Dees, Roosevelt Dees and Harold Jefferson; four great-grandsons and a special friend, Bobby Forest and a special niece, Johanns M. Dennis.
The family wishes to acknowledge with deep appreciation the many expressions of love, concern and kindness shown to us during the passing of our beloved Henry.