HENDERSON, Mary Ethel “Big Babe”, age 96, departed this life October 2, 2019. She was born October 22, 1922 in Eutaw, AL to the late James and Marinda Carpenter. Mary graduated from Burton Hill Elementary School in Union, AL and Greene County Training School in Boligee, AL. Preceded in death by her husband, Tom C. Henderson; brothers, Willie James and Leon Carpenter. Mary is survived by children, Shirley (Hugh) Tole, Tommie, Mary Helen, Larry (Beverly), Ronald (Elaine), Jeffrey and Roderick Henderson; 8 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren; 5 sisters and a host of other family members and friends. Funeral service will be held 12 noon Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Mt. Calvary M.B. Church, 3375 W. Siebenthaler Ave. Pastor Samuel N. Winston, Jr. officiating and Pastor Larry Henderson, Jr., eulogist. Interment Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum. Visitation 10 am-12 pm. Family will receive friends 11 am-12 pm. Arrangements entrusted to House of Wheat Funeral Home, Inc.