Services for Zylvia Nell Henderson, 87, of Killeen, will be private. She passed away on January 10, 2021 in Killeen. Nell was born June 24, 1933 in Alto, Texas to the late Barney and Lula Byrd. She graduated from Alto High School in 1950, and married John David “JD” Henderson in 1951. She and JD raised their family in Killeen, and most of her career was spent supporting the family practice of Dr. John Padgett. She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority and enjoyed spending her time cooking, fishing, dancing, and enjoying the company of family and friends. Nell was preceded in death by her husband in 1988, her siblings Merle Melvin and Jerry Byrd, and grandson Jeremy Hess. She is survived by her sister, Sybil Ryan, her son, John D. Henderson, Jr., and her daughter, Lu Ann Hess and her husband Larry; grandchildren, Heather, Michael, Holly, Randi, Allison, Courtney, Catherine, and Aaron; plus 14 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in memory of Nell Henderson to the Dementia Society of America, by mail to PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901, or online at www.dementiasociety.org/donate. Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen is in charge of the arrangements.
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