“In Loving Memory of Brett Lee Henderson”
Brett Lee Henderson, age 35, of Atlanta, Ga and formerly of Wallace, NC left this earthly life for his eternal rest on January 3, 2018. Brett was a loving father and caring son, brother, uncle, and friend. Brett had one of the kindest, giving soul of any 35 year old today. He never had a bad word to say about anyone. He always looked for the good in everyone. His smile was the best, he just lit up the room whenever he entered it. He always made the best out of any situation. It’s not every day that you have the opportunity to meet someone who impresses on you what it means to be a man. Brett was a wonderful man, who had a heart for his family that couldn’t easily be contained. He treasured the time that he spent in NC every Christmas. He was always a gentleman who deeply loved his mama and his family. He was the baby of the family, he ate that up. Brett knew how to enjoy life. He enjoyed his work, travel, friends and family. Most importantly his son Braden. Brett was a very proud father and always wanted to provide the very best for his son. We are all blessed to have happy memories and laughter over shared stories and we all knew that Brett did not take life for granted, he lived life to the fullest. Brett will surely be missed but treasured memories of him will forever live in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.
“When I think of Brett, I think of these adjectives: friendly, loyal, and hardworking.
Loyal – Brett was as loyal as they come, sometimes to his detriment. He stayed with the same company that he started interning with in college. Not testing the waters as most workers his age have done. He remained friends with high school and college buddies long after graduating. Going out of his way to stay in contact as much as possible, no matter how many of life’s hurdles popped up.
Friendly – when people talk of Brett, one of the first things they will say is he had a warm smile that would melt even the coldest of hearts. It’s rare in a large college to find someone that everyone liked. He had no one that could say a bad word about him. Just a genuinely good soul.
Hardworking – I had the honor of purchasing Brett’s first house from him after his company moved him to Florida. The house was freshly painted and littered with “Brett projects”. Brett had a work ethic not many see in a college kid. How many 20 year old do you know that work their way through college, and save enough to buy a house before they graduate? That work ethic was also evident in keeping his dad’s old truck running and looking good. It was Brett’s prize possession and memory of his dad.
Brett will be missed by his family, friends, and coworkers, but he will live on through the stories that we tell about him and his traits passed on to his son.”