Willie Henderson

Final Resting Place

Lincoln Memorial Park
Harding Highway
Mays Landing, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Willie Latif Henderson

Willie Latif Henderson 43, known to family and friends as "Lexy Diamond" was born May 28, 1976, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She passed away on Monday, April 13, 2020. Lexy attended the Atlantic City Public Schools. She worked as a Dietician at Seashore Gardens Living Center in Atlantic City and Galloway, New Jersey for 15 years. She also worked at Linwood Convalescent Home for three years. Lexy attended Union Baptist Temple in Atlantic City. She later attended New Hope Baptist church in Atlantic City, where she sang with the choir. Lexy loved to sing and would breakout in song in the middle of a conversation whenever she felt the urge. Any song you could name, Lexy knew all of the lyrics. As a child, Lexy would always express her love for records and would collect records and sing along to them. As an adult, Lexy had a huge collection of Gospel and R&B CDs. She would always catch the bus from Atlantic City to Northfield to go to the music store to buy CDs. Growing up, Lexy knew she was different and sometimes worried about being accepted for who she truly was. Who knew that Lexy would blossom into the beautiful, outgoing person that she was known to be, with that infectious laugh of hers and that smile that could light up a room? She was vibrant and loved getting her hair and nails done. Her makeup was always flawless. Lexy was a proud member of the LGBTQ community and lived her life as a transgender woman. She was always unapologetically herself and we accepted and loved her for that. She was the life of the party and kept us in tears laughing with her wild stories and jokes. She enjoyed spending time with her lifelong friend Kareema Elliot whom, even after moving to Newark, Lexy still kept in touch and caught up with whenever she would visit Atlantic City. Lexy also spent a lot of time with her mom Linda Davis and sister Ahshia. They were a close-knit trio, always out shopping and hanging out together. In 2015, Lexi relocated to Newark, New Jersey, where she met a group of the most beautiful and supportive people ever. They became known as her Broadway House family. When Lexy became sick, they nursed her back to good health and uplifted her physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. You literally saved Lexy's life. Our family would like to thank the Broadway House Family, Wanda Garcia, Gloria Horton, Lois Beatty (Lexy's Godmother), Taji Karim-Reisch, Dr. Lauro Rocha, Virgina Brown, Rachel Jaslow, Shakemmah Gibson, Mary Lugo and Tyannah Valle. Any staff and Lexy's Broadway House friends that are not named, charge it to the mind not the heart. We thank every last one of you. Also, we would like to thank Shereen McDonald who also played an integral part in Lexy's life. If it wasn't for all of you, Lexy would not have had the chance to live and enjoy her last years of her life. We will forever be indebted to you all for all that you have done. She was preceded in death by: his mother, Linda Davis; father, Willie Givens; grandmother, Leotta Manning and uncle, Kenneth Manning. Lexy leaves to cherish her fond memories: siblings, Kiemon Henry (Pete), Bill Henderson, Ahshia Henderson and her boyfriend Wilson; life-long friend, Kareema Elliot; nephew, Keon Henry; nieces, Adaja Henderson, Kiera and Kimani Henry, Aleeziana Henderson; and a host of other family members and friends. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic services are private. Arrangements are entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Inc., of Atlantic City, where condolences may be left at www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com
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