Gerald Henderson died on April 20th, 2020 unexpectedly after a brief illness. He was 63 years old. We are all mourning the loss of a man who had been part of our community for 20 years. Gerald arrived as a patient on our respite unit in 1999 and soon after became a Kairos member.
“I’m a pilgrim… and a stranger… traveling through… this weary land…But I’ve got a home, Lord…It’s in yonder city… Lord, I’ll do… the best that I can.”
He was a natural leader who cared deeply about the wellbeing of others. He was part of the Kairos leadership group and served on the Christ House Board of Directors. Gerald also worked on the respite unit assisting with patient care and provided leadership at Table Fellowship on Thursday evenings, as well as in the Kairos gospel choir.
Gerald would want to be remembered as a lover of life and a brother to each of us. We will remember him by a song he sang on Sunday morning, “I’m a pilgrim… and a stranger… traveling through… this weary land…But I’ve got a home, Lord…It’s in yonder city… Lord, I’ll do… the best that I can.”
Thank you so much for sharing. April 20th happens to be my toddler’s birthday.
Gerald was one of the sweetest, strong, caring and understanding members of the Kairos House. He reminded me of the kind of man or father figure that everyone could learn from and respect. Steadfast, confident, empathetic and gentle at the same time.
I will think of him every year when I celebrate my son’s birth and celebrate his life as well.
Rest In Peace Gerald, you touch many lives and made a difference.