Leia Janel Henderson, 32, of Shelton, CT passed away Thursday January 14, 2021 surrounded by her family at Bridgeport Hospital. Born in Middletown, CT to Sharon Shirell Hickman and the late Edward V. Henderson JR, Leia or Lele as she was affectionately known to family and friends graduated from ACES Village School in North Haven, CT. She was an avid lover of all music genres. She had a melodic way saying her name and capturing the center of attention with her welcoming smile.
Besides her mother, Leia is survived by her brother Jerame (Heather Ey) Henderson of New Britain, CT, sister Amber Henderson of Meriden, CT, maternal grandmother Janie (Clarence) Anderson of Middletown, CT as well as a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. She also leaves Sue Westcott of Durham, CT, her caretaker of 15 years to cherish the memories they shared together.
A graveside service will be held for Leia and her late father, Edward V. Henderson, Jr., where they will both be laid to rest together on Friday, January 29, 2021 in Pine Grove Cemetery, 857 South Main Street, Middletown. This is open to the public with social distancing. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit www.doolittlefuneralservice.com.
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