I want to thank all of you who have expressed your concern and support at the death of Audry Henderson on October 4th. She was my brother’s wife of 50 years this December 14.

She had suffered from arthritis and diabetes for many years. Within the past three years, she had lost both legs due to the diabetes. She was in her high motorized chair when she fell onto the floor and seriously cracked a cervical vertebra and sustained many bruises and scrapes. She died of these injuries later that night.

She will be buried Tuesday in Baton Rouge after a funeral Mass at St. Gerard Catholic Church. My brother, Ken, is doing well, under the circumstances, and, of course, has a difficult time ahead. Audry was 77.

I will remember a kind, ever attentive and patient woman. She was devoted to her family, her husband and her church. I would be remiss if I did not also say that she was the finest Cajun Cook I ever knew. Her roots were down in Church Point LA in the heart of the Evangeline country. Feast day dinners at Audry’s table were always a culinary high point. I do not know of any place today where such a meal can be had. But of course, there are places. I’m just not there. It’s probably a good thing or I’d be more than a few pounds over my fighting weight.

Her greatest legacy is the love, wisdom and tender memories that will reside in the hearts of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Sail on Audry.

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  1. Well done, dad

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