Paul L. Henry, II

April 20, 1966 ~ December 18, 2011

Paul Lancaster Henry II, born April 20, 1966, joined his beloved Savior on December 18, 2011, after a brief illness. The son of Gloria Henry and the late Lale Allen Henry, Paul was a resident of Moss Bluff.

A devoted husband to Angie, father to Alex and Gregory, and teacher of many, Paul lived his life with exuberance and excellence. A life-long educator, the impact he had on his students will be just one part of the legacy he leaves behind. A well-loved teacher of Social Studies at W.W. Lewis in Sulphur, Paul's competitive spirit motivated the Purple Team.

Paul was a 1984 graduate of Sam Houston High School. He earned his bachelor's degree from McNeese State University and a Master's of Education from Ole Miss. He began his teaching career at Coldwater High School in Mississippi, and then taught at Horn Lake Middle School (Horn Lake, MS), Grace St. Luke's Episcopal School (Memphis, TN), Newton Middle School (Newton, TX) and W.W. Lewis. Recently, he was ordained into ministry through Westlake First Baptist Church.

A man of strong faith, Paul was always involved in ministry. He served many churches as an interim pastor or teacher. He spent long hours studying his Bible, reading, researching and listening to other preachers. He was always prepared for whatever situation the Lord would bring to him. He showed the love of Jesus in all avenues of his life and was an active member of Trinity Baptist Church.

As a father and husband, Paul always made his family a priority. For the last 18 years, he worked as a paper carrier to supplement the family income so Angie could be a full-time mother and teacher to their boys. He delivered for the American Press for the last six years. The example he set for his sons was one of diligence and commitment, to them and to hard work.

A collector of many things, Paul's students loved to help add to his extensive Coca-Cola and Snoopy collections. He amassed a large variety of items that were on display in his classroom for all to enjoy.

Left to honor his memory and carry on his legacy are his loving wife of 22 years, Angie Guidry Henry of Moss Bluff; his sons Alex and Gregory Henry of Moss Bluff; his mother Gloria Henry of Moss Bluff; one sister, Karen Veillon of Gillis; nieces Kandice, Kristen and Karley Shuff of Moss Bluff; aunts and uncles, Delaine and Clark Abercrombie, Manny and Mickey Henry, and Joanita Hadley.

Paul was reunited in Glory with his father, Lale Allen Henry, and his grandparents, Paul L. and Mabel Henry.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 22, at 10 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Church under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. The Reverend Steve James will officiate. Burial will follow in New Ritchie Cemetery, Moss Bluff. Visitation will be at Johnson's Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4 PM to 8 PM. It will continue on Thursday at 9 AM until the start of the service.

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  1. Angie and Family, I am so saddened to hear of your loss. I know your pain must seem unbearable. Paul was a great man and will be missed by many people. I hope you can find comfort in your faith and knowing that Paul is singing with the Angels in heaven. He was a man of God and was called home. To us it seems too early but to God it was right on time! You and your family will remain on my prayers for a very long time.

  2. Angie and family, Still shocked by Paul's passing I wanted to tell you that Paul and I spoke not long ago and his words of encouragement as I go through throat cancer really helped me as I am going through a tough time. He word still stick with me and help me through the tough days. I will miss him. God bless you and your family. Steve Messer

  3. Angie and family, though miles separate us our faith draws us close. I am so sorry for your loss and the hurt you are feeling. You and the boys are in my prayers. It seems like yesterday Paul was updating me on your family and we were reminiscing about our youth trips at FBC Gillis. God's strength guide you through.

  4. Angie and family,I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Paul was an incredible person. I can still remember when y'all were dating. Seems like yesterday. Praying for you and your family during this difficult time and during this holiday season and the ones to come. May God grant you strength..~Jana (Palermo) Ferguson

  5. Angie, Alex and Greg…There are no words to express our sorrow. We love you guys and will always hold you close.The Kanes

  6. Angie, Alex, Gregory and parents,There are no words we can say to help you through this time of great loss. Please know we are holding you close in prayer and your home school community and family are here to stand in the gap for you.Praying, for your strength, in Jesus name.

  7. Angie, Alex, Gregory, I am sorry for your loss and we are praying for you. We will continue to do so.Angie, David, and girls

  8. Angie, I'm so sorry for your loss. Paul has been on my mind constantly for the last 24 hours. I'm remembering all the great times that I spent with him the rest of the Youth Group at FBG, back in the 80's. Take comfort in the arms of your friends family. Know that I'm here if you need me.

  9. Angie, there are no words to describe how sorry I am for your loss. Paul gave you 2 amazing boys. and a lifetime full of fun and memories. my God Bless you and your family.

  10. Angie,Please know our hearts are aching for you all. We are so sorry about Paul's passing. The legacy of his deep commitment to the Lord and to his family I know will live on as will his quick wit which always brought a smile. Please know we are lifting you all to the Lord today and in the days ahead. May He sustain you–The eternal God is your refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms. Deuteronomy 33:27 In His love, Rick and Karen Ellis

  11. Dear Angie, Alex, and Gregory,We are so shocked and saddened by Paul's passing but we know he is with is Heavenly Father rejoicing. Paul was such an inspiration and encourager. We are so glad God led y'all into our lives. Our prayers are with you. Love,all the Clouatres

  12. Even though my wife and I never met Mr Henry in person we feel like we knew him well beacause of all the wonderful things our son has to say about him.It has been 3 years since he taught him and he still talks about the things he learned from Mr Henry.Mr Henry is an inspiration to all and will be greatly missed by anyone who ever met him.Our prayers are with his family.

  13. Henry family, I'm deeply saddened to learn of Paul's death. He and I taught at Horn Lake Middle School He was a great, innovative teacher who will be greatly missed. He brought history out of the dust and made it fun for everyone.

  14. I am so sorry to learn of Paul's passing. I remember Paul from years ago when he was a student at Moss Bluff Elementary School. His smile and cheerful personality will forever be remembered. My thoughts and prayers are with his entire family during this time of sorrow.

  15. I didn't know your loved one but my daughter (Paige Williams) taught with him and has told me what an inspiring person he was. She, along with the staff and students are devastated at your loss. May you find a little comfort knowing he was loved by many and will be in our prayers and thoughts. Bless you and your boys at this difficult time.

  16. I wish I could have told him but Mr. Henry was my favorite teacher I'll miss him alot. we were blessed to have him as a teacher. He always knew what to say to make someone smile. he will be missed and he was loved.

  17. Mrs. Henry and her boys, I am so sorry for your loss. We hurt as students, but I know you hurt even more as family. Word can't express how sorry I am.

  18. My prayer's Go's To The Henry Family .I Work At The America Press In The Circulation Department. Paul Would Call every Morning To Clear The Drop ( Or ) To Order His Supply's. He Was Very Friendly Such A Sweet Person. He Will Dearly Be Missed .Rest In Peace My Friend

  19. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. The number of people that showed up tonight spoke volumes for Paul's character. He will be sorely missed by all.

  20. To the family of Paul Henry, I am sorry for your loss. I visited with Paul just about every day in the front office at school. He always had something funny to say, he will be missed.

  21. To the Hebry Family,I was to student to Mr.Henry this year.He was a very inspiring teacher always put a smile on my face and made my day better.He would always talk about the places he traveled with his family.He will be greatly missed by everyone at W.W. Lewis Middle.

  22. To the Henry Family i was an student of Mr.Henry. Mr.Henry was infact a very brave,outgoing, created,hilarious,advance,and also loving person.He always came to school and mess with our ribbons and pull them out of our hairs and then say there live in the air to my friend. But school was so much fun and its black and gray since he is gone and the two thing we loved was him shaking our hand before entering his class room and make fun of us telling us story.Well ill keep the prayers going and tell your son that they r lucky boys for having a dad like that.

  23. Your husband and yall's father was the best. He made everybody smile and he always was a happy man. We will miss him, but will never forget him. My prays go out to your whole family and may god bless yall at a time like this.

  24. Mr. Henry was my 7th grade history teacher at Horn Lake Middle School. He was the most influential teacher I have ever had. He made history fun! I was searching for him, online, so that I could tell him how he positively influenced my life.  I was saddened to hear of his passing at such a young age. If you are in his family, know that he was a great man, and there are countless lives which he changed for the good. I was his student for only one year, but I will never forget the lessons he taught. He was always happy, and you could tell that he wasn’t like the rest of the teachers. A truly great man! 

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