Saturday, October 9, 2010

Brother Jay March 12, 1949 - October 9, 2010



My brother Jay was the oldest of the 5 kids.
My parents had 5 kids in under 6 years.
Our nickname was the frantic five.
A house full of legs, arms, heads and friends.
Jay did everything first as it should be and was the keeper of stories about the family and things that we did not always remember.

Jay was a father of two- and is survived by a son James Rutledge Henderson who lives in Norfolk Va.
and a Daughter Gabrielle Felicia De Courey of Tazewell Va .
He was a lawyer by trade and a pottery lover and collector.
He is survived by his wife Leslie Carol Henderson, her sons and a granddaughter.
Three cats and his faithful companion Jax.


The family will miss him deeply.
I want to thank so many of you for the thoughts, prayers and well wishes over the past months.
And as Jay would say-
Peace,
M

March 12, 1949 - October 9, 2010






15 comments:

gz said...

thinking of you (hug)

Linda Starr said...

So sorry to hear about Jay, my thoughts are with you and your family.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

oh no!!!!

JUDI TAVILL said...

so sorry for your loss... deepest sympathy.

laura weant avery said...

wonderful pics, meredith...let me know if you guys need anything...so glad you were able to spend some time with him.

Hollis Engley said...

We're both very sorry to hear about Jay's death, Meredith. Our love to you and Mark and Les and the rest of your family.

doug Fitch said...

Sorry to hear your sad news Meredith, thinking of you

jimgottuso said...

hi meredith, so sorry to hear about your brother jay. deepest sympathies to you and your family. great shots of the frantic five

cookingwithgas said...

Thank you all.
As I told my son tonight the head knew it was time but the heart did not want to let him go.

Peter said...

Hi Meredith,
Sincere sympathies to you and your family. Thinking of you at this time.

Kari Weaver Hopkins said...

My deepest sympathies, Meredith. Great pictures.

Patricia Griffin said...

Am thinking of you and your family this morning. Jay sounds like an awesome brother. Peace to you Meredith.

T.Gray said...

I pray God's peace resides with you all. Tom

Tracey Broome said...

Oh Meredith!!! This is the first blog I read as soon as I got settled in from the workshop. Shoot, shoot, shoot!! I know that you knew this was coming but it's still hard isn't it? I know how much you are going to miss Jay! I'm really sorry, but I know Jay is out there somewhere to guide you the rest of the way, girl!!! My thoughts are with you....

deanandmartinpottery said...

Hi Meredith,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother.You have our most deepest sympathy. If there is anything we can do for you all just call. We will be praying for God to give you peace during this most trying time.
Jeff and Stephanie