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PO Box 176
24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
Accomac, VA 23301
Phone: 757-787-2504
Fax: 757-787-5606
Henry Dennis

Henry Thomas "Hen Tom" Dennis

Sunday, September 5th, 1943 - Monday, January 13th, 2020
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Henry Thomas Dennis, son of the late Henry Dennis and Annie Northam, was born on September 5, 1943 in Hopeton, Virginia. He was raised by his aunt Grace Northam Finney, whom he called Mom. On Monday, January 13, 2020, at the home of his caregiver, Cindy Finney, God called him home.

“Hen Tom,” as he was lovingly called by family and friends, was educated in the public schools of Accomack County. In 1970, he began working at Burton P. Short, where dedicated over forty years until his retirement. He later reentered the workforce at G & G Glover Farm and worked there until his health began to fail in December 2019.

Hen Tom married the love of his life in September 1969 and their union was blessed with four children.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wife, Dolly Ann West; son, Darryl West, Sr.; siblings, Margaret Gaye Northam, Irene Wise, Mary Bloxom, Henrietta Dennis, Alfred Dennis, and Gayle Dennis; and special aunt, Mary Ann Dennis Savage.

Remembering him with love today are his children, Jeffery (Barbara) Madre, Deborah (Bruce) Jones, Terry Duffy, and Dwayne (Shelia) West; thirteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and one great, great-grandchild; fifteen sisters, Sara (Cornelius) Corbin, Doris Edwards, Joanne (Reggie) Riddick, Lula Mae (David) Satchell, Gloria Pettit, Celestine (Willie) Hargis, Terry (Ernest) Dickerson, Patricia Bibbins, Michelle (Keith) Wharton, Irene (Roy) Douglas, Hallie (Dalton) Christopher, Phyllis Garvin, Charlene Rowley, Paulette Dennis, and Althea Adams; six brothers, Alfred Northam, Robert Northam, David (Gwendolyn) Northam, Ernest Northam, Henry Lee Dennis, and Walter Dennis; special friends, Cindy Finney, Teresa West-Kellam, Lisa Montanez, and Edward Pettit; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 24th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, January 24th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc.
    24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
    Accomac, VA 23301
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 25th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, January 25th, 2020 11:00am
    Macedonia A.M.E. Church
    23536 Church Rd.
    ACCOMAC, VA 23301
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    Rev. Milton P. Bunting
  • Interment

    Saturday, January 25th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, January 25th, 2020 11:00am
    Adams United Methodist Church
    23532 Lee Mont Rd.
    PARKSLEY, VA 23421
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Rev. Shirley-Dix Whitaker

Posted at 08:35pm
Rest in Peace Hen Tom, and we will miss you. We were talking about you the other day, and I was telling my daughter Tracy that no one could cook a rabbit like Hen Tom; it melted in our mouths and put the poor chicken to shame. We have many fond memories that we shared as a family. Hen Tom, safe passage home and Dolly and your family are waiting for you, John 14:1-6. Shirley Dix Whitaker, Alice Dix, George Dix, and your buddy Tracy Dix. Love, Peace, and Blessings to our family, Numbers 6:24-26.

Zelda White-Cropper

Posted at 12:25pm
To the family of Henry Thomas "Hen Tom" Dennis, my family sends our deepest condolences. "Hen Tom" will be remembered fondly and I can clearly remember when he started working for Burton P Short. My grandmother, Lula Davis, was very happy and excited for him and he quickly became "one of her boys" along with the other Burton P Short crew. I found him to have a quiet spirit and he always greeted me with a smile and a kind word. May God grant each of you a "Peace" that surpasses all understanding. My family and I will continue to keep you in prayer during your time of bereavement. -- Zelda White-Cropper (WV4LYF), Newark, DE

Polita Artis

Posted at 11:14pm
You were a special person to us! Your presence will truly be miss! We will always love you Hen Tom! Rest in peace. Love you always . From Vernell, Polita, Darrick, Shana and Kevin.

Shay West

Posted at 12:54pm
Wow, So many memories I have with you! My favorite is when you and I would ride across the bay. We always stopped at Shore Stop and I got lemon tastie cakes and a Pepsi😆. And I always sat in the back seat because I had a seat full of Barbie Dolls and knew that I would get more while we were across the bay❤️. I love you so much Pop and you are always in my heart❤️😔 Tell Grandma I said hey and I love her. RIH until we met again

Tony Vaughn

Posted at 10:52am
Debbie, Terry and Dwayne, you have my sincere condolences. Just know Hen Tom and Dolly are back together once again.

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