Marlin Henderson was born on December 23, 1940,
in Oak Grove Louisiana, to Leon and Ruby Hender-son. In 1944 his family relocated to Los Angeles, Ca.
While living in Los Angeles, Marlin met and later married Charlesetta Henderson. In 1979, he relocated his family to Pasco, Washington where he joined his father in the business of carpentry. During his early years in Pasco, he was involved in the NAACP and ran for City Councilman. Marlin, his wife, their four children, and most of their extended family attended Greater Faith Missionary Baptist Church, where he also became an ordained minister. In 2009, he relocated to Bellevue, Washington to be closer to his family. He’d spend his later years helping to care for his grandchildren, attending their many football games, concerts, and graduations. He also took a lot of joy in filling them all up with skittles, Coca-cola and whatever else their hearts desired.
In January of 2021, shortly after his 80th birthday, he told his children he was tired and was ready to see the face of the Lord. He did just that, after being loved on by countless family members in the 4 days prior to leaving this earth. On February 6th, 2021 with one of his favorite gospel songs playing in the background, and his youngest daughter by his side, he drifted off into the arms of the Lord.
Marlin is proceeded in death by his parents, Ruby and Leon Henderson Sr., Brothers; Leon “Bubba” Henderson Jr. and James “Zeke” Henderson. Sisters; Wilma Hassan and Jean Duval. He will be forever loved and remembered by his two daughters: Tamichole Nelson and DeChelle Henderson of Seattle. Two sons; Marlin Henderson of Tacoma, and JaRel Henderson of Seattle, 12 grandchildren, 4 sisters, 4 brothers, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Some of whom were like his own children.
A private service will be held to celebrate the life of Marlin Henderson Sr.