Vivian Leigh Henderson, 54, of Atlanta, beloved daughter, sister, mother, aunt and friend, passed away surrounded by her loving family following a brief illness Sept. 8. Born in Covington, Vivian attended Grace United Methodist Church. She earned a degree as an LPN and worked as a nurse for the Grady Health System for 20 years. She touched so many lives in such a positive way that she was routinely requested by physicians to calm and provide reassurance to patients in distress. She devoted her life to her family, her friends and her home.
Her passion for generosity and love of people led to her lifelong dream of professional catering. She was the owner of Henderson Blawn Catering Inc. Her life's work enabled her to inspire and bless countless celebrities, musicians and the everyday public. Ms. Henderson loved to travel and visited Greece, France, Tahiti, Mexico, Canada, Venezuela and multiple Caribbean destinations. She loved to entertain and made sure that her friends and family celebrated every holiday and special occasion.
Her culinary skills were extraordinary and her propensity for caring for everyone was reflected in every meal she prepared. Oftentimes, she donated to the Atlanta Food Bank or provided her catering services at no cost. Her memory will be cherished and her presence will be greatly missed by her family and numerous friends.
Surviving are mother Emma Horne; daughter Ebony Andrea Hooker (Bonnie); sisters Mrs. Celestine Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Eric Mimes (Yvonne), Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Graves (Jennifer); brother Boisy Lee Henderson Jr. (Katrina); a host of nieces and nephews.
Her life will be honored Sunday, Sept. 16, at 4 p.m. at the grand salon of The Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Atlanta Food Bank.