Remembering You Always
Waldo Delmar Henderson
January 4, 1946 - April 21, 2017
Waldo Delmar Henderson was born on January 4, 1946 in Los Angeles, CA.
He was the youngest child of Waldo Delmar Henderson and Bettylou Arliss Henderson,
younger brother to Olivia Henderson, and older brother to Lonnie and Myra Benjamin.
He attended 52 nd Street Elementary School, John Muir Junior High, and graduated
from Manual Arts High School in 1964.
After school, Waldo enlisted in the United States Army. Private Henderson proudly served his
country from 1965-1968 and fought bravely in the Vietnam War.
Waldo was a hard worker. He served as a supervisor at Pactiv for 18 years, and at Davis Wire,
where he worked until his retirement in 2000.
Waldo was the proud father of three beautiful children. In 1969, he welcomed
his eldest child and only son, Mark, into the world, and in 1978, he welcomed
his first daughter, Tonya. In 1979, he married Katherine Harvey, and two years
later, they welcomed a baby girl, Monique. Later in life, Waldo fell in love with
his good friend, Candon Bilbrew. The two married on August 15, 1998, and
from this union, he gained three additional children: Marina, Dawn, and Nicole.
Waldo was an active member of New Philadelphia A.M.E. Church. He participated in
the M.I.A. (Men In Action), the Couples’s Ministry, Toastmasters, and worked side by
side with Rev. Ronnie White visiting sick members. Most notably, he could be found in
the choir stand raising his voice for the Lord with the Male Chorus.
Waldo was a man full of light and joy. Many people said he should have been an actor
or a comedian because he always made people laugh. One of his favorite pastimes was
writing poetry for his family and friends. He collected movies of every genre, toy model cars,
loved taking his children to view model homes, and more than anything, he loved making
every moment full of fun.
On April 21,2017, Waldo went home to be with his Heavenly Father. He leaves behind
his wife, stepfather, three siblings, brother-in- law, sister-in- law, six children, eight
grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of others who
looked to him for fatherly wisdom and children who called him PaPa.
Order Of Service
Parting View 10:00 am – 10:55 am
Processional Clergy & Family
Selection Male Chorus
Invocation Rev. Alvena Berry
Rev. Fred Antwine
Scriptures Old Testament: Psalms 27: 1-6 Rev. Shelia Issac
New Testament: Revelation 21: 1-7 Arica Henderson
Selection Lyric Salausa
Rev. Earlene Gentry
Acknowledgements and Resolutions (please limit to two minutes)
Family & Friend
Obituary Rev. Ronnie White
Praise Dance Olivia Wiley
Poem Mark Henderson
Special Remarks Monique Sloan
“Jesus Is Love”
Friend Rev. Marina Gordon
Lionel Benjamin, Sr.
Musical Selection Recessional Lionel Benjamin, Jr.
Rev. Ronnie White Mark Henderson
Eulogy Ernest Valentine
Sam Taylor, Jr.
Josef Thompson, Sr.
He was as pure as the world, His Father created.
He knew of sin, never participated, he died went to
hell to set us free.
I am asking you to come and see.
so divine, it will make you dance and shout!
Everything is sweet and kind, when you ask Him
It’s right on time.
You and me.
what I am not today….pray!
“See, there’s this gathering at my Father’s House,
Join in, Give praise and Shout”
AT THIS GATHERING AT MY FATHER’S HOUSE!
Composed by: Delmar Henderson
Todd Memorial Chapel
New Philadelphia A.M.E. Church Family
Walker, Dowd, Harevy/Lemos, Hall, Chavarria, Sloan and Bilbrew Families
and words of encouragement. Every phone call, every hug,
every card, and every shared tear has brought us great comfort.
We love you all. May God continue to keep and bless you.
New Philadelphia A.M.E. Church
570 North Garey Avenue
Pomona, CA 91767
Army Veteran 1965-1967
After school, Waldo enlisted in the United States Army.
Private Henderson proudly served his country from
1965-1968 and fought bravely in the Vietnam War.
We Love You and will
Remember You Always