Henry Yarbrough
Saturday
29
February

Visitation at Main Service

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Saturday, February 29, 2020
St. James AME Church
New York & Arctic Avenues
Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Saturday
29
February

Organizational Service

10:00 am
Saturday, February 29, 2020
St. James AME Church
New York & Arctic Avenues
Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Saturday
29
February

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Saturday, February 29, 2020
St. James AME Church
New York & Arctic Avenues
Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

Final Resting Place

Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery
189 Boulevard Route 50 South
Estell Manor, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Henry Watson Yarbrough

Henry Watson Yarbrough was born on July 6, 1932, and transitioned from this life on February 21, 2020, at the Veterans Memorial Home in Vineland, New Jersey. "Moon", as he was affectionately known, was born and raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He was the second of five children born to Badger Watson Yarbrough and Sarah (nee' Jefferson) Yarbrough. He is predeceased by: his parents, an older brother, Robert Yarbrough; daughter, Terrasita "Terri" Warren; sons-in-law, James Elam and Henry "Bunny" Watts; brother-in-law, Thomas Jackson; and sister-in-law, Shirley Vinson Yarbrough. Henry attended the Atlantic City Public Schools. After graduating from Atlantic City High School, he enlisted into the United States Air Force, serving during the Korean War. Henry joined Atlantic City's Saint James AME Church at an early age. He remained an active member for more than 60 years. He served as Vice Chairman on both the Steward Board and the Church Finance Committee, and the position he was most proud of, the Pastor's Steward. Henry's Masonic Career extends for more than 60 years. He entered Prince Hall Lodge No. 27 in 1954; served as Worshipful Master; Mt. Calvary Consistory No. 22, serving at Illustrious Commander in Chief; became Grand Inspector General; entered Azure Temple No. 38, where he served faithfully in many positions in the Temple. Henry received numerous degrees: Honorable Past Potentate Degree; Imperial Appointment as Ambassador at Large; Desert of New Jersey Certificate of Merit; Lifetime Membership Certificate from AEAONMS; 50 Year Member from the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge Free & Accepted Masons of New Jersey. After passing through all of the houses of Masonry, Henry showed proficiency to acquire the highest degree of a 33rd Degree Mason. Henry, having served under six Most Worshipful Grand Masters as Grand Tyler or Assistant Grand Tyler, he was honored as Grand Tyler Emeritus (50 plus years of service). During his career, Henry held several positions of employment, to name a few: Daddy Lew's Bar; Ike's Corner; The Club Harlem; City of Atlantic City; Atlantic Human Resources; Neighborhood Youth Corps; State of New Jersey; and lastly as a Sales Representative from Anheuser Busch (Harrison Beverage), often winning the top salesman award prior to his first retirement. He came out of retirement to become the H.E.A.P. Coordinator for Atlantic Human Resources, Inc., retiring from that position in 2007. Henry's community service included: serving as a member on the Planning Board for the City of Pleasantville, serving as its Chairman for 15 years; Atlantic Human Resources Board of Directors for 20 years where he was President for 15 years; the Pleasantville Democratic Club; and as Campaign Manager for Mayor Jesse Tweedle's Mayoral Run in the City of Pleasantville. Henry leaves to cherish many fond memories: his loving wife, Christine Yarbrough (nee' Campbell), children: Louise Elam, Carla Watts, Cheryl Braithwaite (Hilton); grandchildren: Dara Hudson, Derrick Williams (Darlene), Lez-Lee Warren, Hilton Deone Braithwaite (Emily), Keisha Brown (Alex); great-grandchildren: Ronnie Lawson, II, Brianna and Aubrey Williams. Britt Grady, Jr., Hay-Lee Gardner, Caleb and Madison Braithwaite, Josiah and Cody Griggs; sisters, Dora Ann Jackson and Gloria Jean Pettiford; and brother, Eugene Yarbrough, Sr.; sister-in-law, Dr. Delois Campbell, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral Services will be 11AM, Saturday, February 29, 2020, St. James AME Church, 101 North New York Avenue, Atlantic City, New Jersey; where friends may call from 9AM. Masonic Rites will follow at 10AM. Interment to follow in the Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery, Mays Landing. Arrangements entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Inc., where condolences may be left at www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com.
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