Celia Bernice Henry (“Mama Celia”), 94, passed away on September 4, 2022, at West Marion Medical Plaza. Born on July 18, 1928 in Bluefields, Nicaragua, Celia was 1 of 16 children, the last surviving sibling. She married Ivan Henry and was the proud mother of 6 children. Celia was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who was loved by all. Celia devoted her life to her family and serving God. She was an active member of Gethsemane Second Baptist Church of Managua, serving as deaconess. She later migrated to Ocala, Florida with her daughters Sandra and Janet and continued to serve as deaconess for her new church family at First Baptist Church in Ocala. Celia is survived by her 6 children, Sandra, Harold, Denis, Sara, Melvin, Janet, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Celia will be forever loved and greatly missed by her loving family, church members, and all who were fortunate enough to know her. Her Lord called her to her final homeland and in sadness we say goodbye. “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord henceforth.”- Revelation 14:13