Juma A. Henson

May 01,1980 - February 17,2019

Obituary for Juma A. Henson

Juma Abasia Henson departed this life suddenly on Sunday, February 17, 2019. He was preceded in death by Grandparents Linwood T. and Lottie M. McCowan; William W. and Evelyn L. Washington.

Juma joined Galilee Baptist church at an early age where he attended Sunday School and was a member of several church ministries. After graduating from Louisa County High School with honors, he moved away from the community in pursuit of higher education and has an impressive list of scholastic achievements including:
Bachelor of Science Degree (BS), Management, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS), Emergency Medical Services (Paramedic 200), J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Richmond, VA AAS Nursing, John Tyler Community College, Chester, VA BS Nursing, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

Juma also provided medical care for minorities in Haiti who could not afford health care. At the time of his death, he was employed by Maxim Healthcare Services Richmond, VA as a Clinical Supervisor.

“Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.“ . . .

Juma leaves to cherish fond memories: father, Lawrence Odell Henson (Priscilla); mother, Janice Louise Henson (companion, George Murray); brothers, Purnell Washington, Sr. and Andre Henson; sisters, Joy Racheal Henson (fiancé, DaVell Smith), Sherrie Henson; nieces and nephews: Jade Grooms, Daisha Henson, Sahara Davis, Purnell Washington, Jr., Samyia Washington, Alayah Ali, and many other friends and relatives.

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02:00 PM
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Ashland, VA 23005
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Dear Family, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. My sincere condolences to you. May you think of the many beautiful memories that you shared with Juma, and cherish those precious moments. May the God of all comfort caress your heart with his living promise to one day reunite you together again, in the future paradise mentioned at Revelation 21:4,5. Our Dear Heavenly Father Jehovah(Psalms 83:18) knows the many tears you cry, and He will sustain you , if you let him. I was thinking of you and hoping that you can find comfort during this difficult time. If later you would like to learn more from the bible about why we die or why does our loving Heavenly Father allow so much suffering and injustice. Please feel free to go to the website: to find satisfying answers.
- Denise
To the family, You have my deepest sympathy at this time of loss. May you reflex on the good times shared with Juma, and know you'll see him again in the resurrection(John 5:28,29).
- L. Conner
We are truly sorry for your loss. We both remember Juma to be an all-around good person, and his passing saddens us deeply. We will continue to keep your family in our prayers of comfort and peace that only the Holy Spirit can give. Love, Jerry, Sarah, and Adira Slaughter
- Slaughter Family
Jay was way beyond kind to me and I will miss him, till we meet again!
- Roz
I remember when Juma was born his father was in the Army we served together .I am so sorry for your loss please feel free to contact me 910 676 4482
- Leroy Quarles
I will always remember Juma for his kindness and warmth. He helped me navigate a new high school when I moved to Louisa from a different country. He was always generous in spirit and will be greatly missed.
- Veronica Hughes
Juma is a special person and I appreciate our memories. We'd shared countless laughs and he was such a pleasant soul to work with. Thank you Juma!
- Shronda Clark
Juma was the Rn at spotsy regional, that told me I was pregnant with my son. I was a young single terrified girl , and was balling . Not only did he comfort me and tell me I can do this. we kept in contact throughout my whole entire pregnancy. after I had my son he was the most emotional support I had . Words can’t describe how blessed I was to meet him . My heart goes out to your family .
- Myranda
I was on the rescue squad in Lynchburg 2001 to 2005 with juma he was a kind soul and dear friend he will be missed
- CR padgett
I served with Juma when he was a member of the Lynchburg Life Savings Crew in Lynchburg VA. I am so glad to see he fulfilled his dream of becoming an RN and continued to serve others. We had good times at the Crew. RIP You will always be remembered.
- Linda Bonebrake
Jay will forever hold a very special place in my heart. I have never met anyone else quite like him. His smile, laugh, love and selfless giving heart are just a few things I will never forget about him. You will be forever missed and loved by me and my family! What I would do for one more laugh and smile! U had such a beautiful soul! Fly high sweet boy! Prayers love hugs!
- Lindsay Brunetti
I worked with Juma in the ER for a little while. I didn't know him that well, but he always had a smile on his face and a bounce in his step. He will be missed by many. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends. My thoughts and prayers to his family. You will be missed Juma by many.
- Bonnie K. Bolen
I worked with Juma at VCU in cardiology. We shared a lot of laughs. He was a kind and good person. I am so glad to have known him. His loss will be sorely felt by many. I wish I could give him a hug and let him know how special he was.
- Kim Keane
Juma and I have been friends for over ten years. Even though we lived so far away (I’m in Canada), he always made me feel like he was just around the corner. The words I would use to describe him are genuine, loyal, kind and loving. He was the most caring person that I have ever known. Life will never be the same without him. My thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family. He has touched so many lives and will never be forgotten. Fly high my angel, until we meet again.
- Lindsay Picard
Juma was the most loving person I ever meet. I will always remember those late night shifts at JRMC he would always rub my shoulders when he knew I was having a stressful night. Fly high my sweet .
- Sherri Clarke
I worked with Juma at JRMC when he was a medic and as a nurse. He was always such a bright light! Such a huge smile a ready hug and always a joke! This loss is just terrible for everyone who he touched! Love and hugs and prayers for peace for his family! Our world is a lot dimmer without his beautiful soul.
- Cindy Ramon
We were in nursing school together and had the best times! He and I had not been in touch for a while but I am truly saddened to hear this news. You will be missed!!!
- Keyana Copeland
Juma and I worked together In the ER prior to him becoming an RN. We kept in touch over the years. He had a way to always make me laugh, even when I didn’t want to. He had the best hugs! His death leaves a hole. He is missed.
- Kristyn Fought

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