SYLVESTER -- The funeral services for the late Mr. Jessie D. "Big Daddy" Henry 103 E. Longleaf Drive, Sylvester, GA, who departed this life on Friday, June 22, 2012 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, GA, will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from the Macedonia Baptist Church in Sylvester, GA with the pastor, Reverend Lester Knox, officiating. Burial will follow in the Shepard Memorial Garden Cemetery in Sylvester, GA.

Mr. Jessie D. Henry was born on August 10, 1951 in Worth County, GA.

Jessie attended the Worth County Public School System, and graduated from J. W. Holley High School in 1970. He worked for Cooper Tire Company in Albany, GA for 16 years, and worked for Olam Edible Nuts until his passing.

At an early age, Jessie gave his life to Christ, and joined Mitchell Grove Baptist Church in Bridgeboro, GA, and he often attended Macedonia Baptist Church with his wife in Sylvester, GA.

He leaves to cherish his memories a loving and devoted wife, Jacqueline "Jackie" Henry; two daughters, Tykisha (Anthony) Jones of McDonough, GA, Jessica (Thomas) Outlaw of Albany, GA; one son, Clarence Purofoy of Columbus, GA; five sisters, Lillian (James) Wilkinson, Carolyn Henry, both of Tampa, FL, Catherine Carter of Sylvester, GA, Donnie (Fred) McKinney of Cameron, NC, Willie Pearl Shaw of Detroit, MI; three brothers, Clayton Henry of Albany, GA, Freeman (Diane) Henry, Bobby (Kenyaha) Henry, both of Sylvester, GA; five grandchildren.

Friends and family may sign our online guest registry, online at

Shipp's Funeral Home

Sylvester 229/776-1355