James Matthew Henderson

February 14, 1951 - February 17, 2012

Henderson, James Obituary

James “Jim” Matthew Henderson passed away suddenly on Friday, February 17, 2012 at the Washington Hospital Center.  

He was born to the late Railey Henderson and Juanita King on Valentine’s Day 1951 in Washington, DC.  James was raised in Alexandria, Va. and Northeast DC. He graduated from Mackin Catholic High School, and he continued his studies at Federal City College.

The Washington Hospital Center was an integral part of his life.  James was employed at WHC for more than 20 years as a special police officer.  He spent his final moments in a place that held a special place in his heart.

In his free time, James enjoyed serving the community.  James began his association with Radio Emergency Associated Communications Teams (REACT) in the 1970s and he continued to serve until his death.   Long before the invention of cell phones, James and his team members with their CB radios were providing aid to stranded motorists around the Capital Beltway.  They also provided communication for Washington Metro area events such as parades and runs. James enjoyed attending the annual REACT conventions around the country.

James also enjoyed camping, traveling, and sharing stories about his life. His many interests are captured in photos as photography was one of his hobbies.   Jim was also active in his residential community, Woodside Village Apartments.


James leaves his devoted wife, Linda J. Carter, and his daughters, Diana Carter Adams, and Mayea Henderson, older brother Clarence Henderson, his sister, Renee Garnes Spence, grandchildren Jared Adams, Alexys Adams, and Nia Adams and a host of friends and family.




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