Published 12:00 am Friday, July 10, 2009
Lena M. Herndon, 74, of 820 Garfield Ave., Suffolk, Va., died Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at Sentara Obici Hospital. She was a native of Wakefield, Va., and the daughter of the late Richard Brock Sr. and Matilda Brock.
She retired from Planters Peanut Company. She was a member of St. Mark A.M.E. Zion Church, where she was president of the Senior Choir, Deaconess, member of Body by Faith and the Stewardess Board. She was also a member of Local Union 26.
She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, James E. Herndon Sr.; four daughters, Linda Rodgers, Hazel Knight (Vernon), Gloria Herndon, Sandra Harris (Dennis), all of Suffolk; two sons, James E. Herndon Jr. (Mary), of Suffolk, and Alton Herndon (Sonya), of Oceanside, Calif.; 21 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Pearl V. Adams and Sallie Person (Arthur); a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Brock; a special niece, Regina Herndon and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, July 11, 2009 at St. Mark A.M.E. Zion Church officiated by Pastor Wilmers Williams. Interment will be in Holly Grove Church Cemetery. The family will be at 820 Garfield Ave. in Suffolk. Crocker Funeral Home, Inc. is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.crockerfuneralhome.com.