Henry L. Junior I, was born on September 7, 1942 to Edith Bryant and Clemon Junior. Henry accepted Christ at an early age at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Malvern Arkansas.
Henry attended Wilson High School in Malvern, Arkansas where he was active on the football team and met the love of his life Rosetta Cooper. He was drafted into the United States Army in January of 1964. Henry and Rosetta joined in Holy Matrimony on May 2, 1964. Henry served one tour in Vietnam returned home and he and Rosetta moved to South Bend in 1966. Henry worked many jobs in the Michiana area including Clarks and Studebaker before retiring from St. Joseph County Department.
Henry had a passion for fishing and would spend many weekends out on the lake or the bank fishing with family and friends. When he wasn't fishing "Bubble Eye" as he was affectionately known to his friends throughout the community, could be found playing cards and talking smack with friends. At home he loved old westerns and spent many a day watching the shows of his youth. Henry knew his way around the kitchen known for his oxtail soup, chicken and dressing and making a mean pecan pie.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Edith Bryant and stepfather Ora C. Bryant; father, Clemon Junior and stepmother, Ida Junior; sisters: Shanna Cotton, Rhunita Forrest, Constance McDuff.
Henry leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife of 56 years, Rosetta Junior; daughter, Lorna Junior-Kachaje of Norcross, Georgia; and son, Henry (Elisa) Junior II of Frisco, Texas; grandchildren: Darius, Jalen and Lauren Horton of Norcross, Georgia, Zoe, Maya and Lena Junior of Frisco, Texas; sister, Edith (Cedric) Jenkins of Malvern, Arkansas; two brothers: Adrian Junior of Swartz Creek, Michigan and Cecil M. Bryant of Little Rock, Arkansas.
There will be a Memorial Service held at a later date.
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