Ethel Lee Henry, Ms. Coot

May 29, 1926 ~ July 7, 2022 (age 96)


God in His infinite wisdom called Ethel Lee Terry Henry to eternal rest, Thursday, July 7, 2022.  “Ms. Coot’, as she was lovingly known, was a woman of faith, kindness, and a sweet spirit who was loved by her family and friends.  Born May 29, 1926, in Anson County, North Carolina, she was the daughter of Robert and Maudie Dunlap Terry. Ethel graced this earth for 96 years. She enriched our lives, and her presence will be missed. May she rest in the Arms of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Ethel attended the Anson County public schools and was a retired employee with Albemarle City Schools, Albemarle, North Carolina.

A believer, Ethel was a life-long member of Colston Street Church of God, Albemarle. She loved her church and served as the “Mother” of the Church, Sunday School teacher, President of the Usher Board, one of the organizers of Colston Street Food Drive, and President of the Ladies  Auxiliary, which included the nursing home ministry. Never idle, in her leisure, she enjoyed gardening and was a member of the Silver Fox Club. “Ms. Coot” knew everyone, and everyone knew and loved her.

She has joined her parents; husband, Willie L. Henry; daughter, Mary Williams; siblings: Patsy Martin, Robert Terry Jr., Marshall Terry; and sister-in-law, Ruth Terry in a place where every day will be like Sunday, and the woes of the world are no more.

A treasured life of love and legacy will be remembered by her daughters: Shelia Harris and Elizabeth Hall; grandchildren: Mondarius Henry, Jamaar and Shakera Pemberton, Donna and Cheryl Williams, Millicent and Maurice Hall; best friend/sister for over 80 years, Bobbie Lee Rivers; special nephew and niece: Chris Terry and Elaine Clark; a host of other relatives and many community friends.


Those we love

Must someday pass

Beyond our present sight…

Must leave us

And the world we know

Without their radiant light.

But we know that like a candle

Their lovely light will shine

To brighten up another place

More perfect …more divine.

And in the realm of Heaven

Where they shine

So warm and bright,

Our loved one lives forevermore

In God’s Eternal light.

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Public Viewing
July 13, 2022

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Kelsey Funeral Home
217 T. E. White Sr. Dr.
Albemarle, NC 28001

July 14, 2022

12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
East Albemarle Church of God
1110 East Main Street
Albemarle, NC 28001

Funeral Service
July 14, 2022

1:00 PM
East Albemarle Church of God
1110 East Main Street
Albemarle, NC 28001

July 18, 2022

11:00 AM
Salisbury National Cemetery
501 Stateville Rd.
Salisbury, NC 28144

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