Louise McAdoo

May 18, 1936 ~ December 31, 2021 (age 85)


Mrs. Louise  was born on May  18, 1936 in Sparkman, AR to the late Oscar Henderson  and Idonia Williams Henderson. She was united in marriage to the late L. C. McAdoo for fifty  years.
She united with Mt. Zion Baptist Church, where she served faithfully until her passing. Louise McAdoo was a faithful and diligent member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on the Kitchen Committee, in the Missionary Society, and on the Usher Board.  Assisted with the upkeep of Perla Cemetery. Her love for Christ and her love for food service was exemplified in her commitment to taking care of  the needs of the sick and shut in and for those who had experieced loss.  She was the missionary's missionary and while she herself did not eat meat, she was an exemplary , seasoned cook.  She often provided  families hot meals, before, during and after funerals and ensured the needs of the family were met.  At Thanksgiving and Christmas, she organized food boxes for the sick and shut in for many years, she oversaw a monthly food distribution to the sick and shut in with a hot meal on the Second Sunday for over fifteen years.  She once said that when she was younger and experienced a traumatic event, that people did not believe or listen to her story. That impacted her in many ways.  Therefore in her later years, using her voice to tell the truth was an important part of her identity and one she adhered to tirelessly. She never failed to encourage and admonish, sometimes at the same time!  She spoke from the heart. Louise often said she loved her Pastor and was many times the first to call to share news of persons needing support or the hospital, or to  share a concern regarding the needs of the church. She was his " Secret Deacon." Louise exemplified the Mission of the Church and offered herself in service both to the Lord and to the Church. Louise was a true friend you could always call on, with a listen ear and words of wisdom. Louise was preceded in death by her husband  and her parents her Siblings, Ed Henderson, John "Sonny Babe" Henderson,  John "Po Boy" Henderson, Mary Henderson Turner, Rosie Wesley and Christine Fondren. Louise memories will forever be cherished by her son:  Charles Henderson  and daughter -in-law Tina Henderson of Seaside, CA Step-son LeRoy McAdoo of Los Angeles, CA.

Step daughter Esther Ruth Jenkins of Los Angeles, CA Her brother David Henderson ( Betty) of Hot Springs, AR Her sisters,  Ruby Young and Lillie Lawson both of Malvern, AR.
Bobbie El-Amin of Houston, TX. One sister -in-law, Earnestine Henderson  of Malvern AR Twelve Grandchildren Seven Great-Grandchildren

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.


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Visitation ( Walk Through) Mask Required
January 6, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Samuel L. Vance & Sons Funeral Directors Memorial Chapel
413 West Page Avenue
Malvern, ARKANSAS 72104

Funeral Service
January 7, 2022

11:00 AM
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
522 South Banks Street
Malvern, AR 72104

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