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Lonnie P. Henderson

February 26, 1929 — December 10, 2022

Morehead City

Lonnie P. Henderson, 93, of Wildwood, passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at Carteret Health Care.

Lonnie was born on February 26, 1929, at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, to the late John and Deloris Smith Henderson. A proud veteran of the United States Army, he bravely served during the Korean War. Being a pilot was one of his greatest joys, he loved flying and being in the open skies.

Blessed with 71 wonderful years of marriage, he united with his sweetheart, Elma, on March 19, 1951. Lonnie and Elma created beautiful memories for each other and their family whom he loved dearly.

Actively involved in his community, Lonnie was the founder of the Wildwood Fire and Rescue Department where he served as a volunteer fireman. Lonnie was also a faithful member of Wildwood Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his adoring wife, Elma Henderson; daughters, Renee Henderson and life partner Gary Smith, and LaVonne Jones and husband Johnny, all of Wildwood; and grandson, Jonathan Byron-Paul Jones and wife Emily.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Lila Mae Barrett, and Doris Rae Sharp and brothers, J.B. Henderson and Vernon Henderson.

Per his wishes, the family will celebrate his life privately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Department of Veteran Services, 965 Roberts Dr, Gastonia, NC 28054.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, NC.

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