Henry Armstrong

May 17, 1946 – April 17, 2020

Henry Armstrong, 74, of College Station, Texas, passed away peacefully to be with our Lord and Savior on Friday, April 17, 2020 at Baylor Scott & White Hospital surrounded by the best medical staff.

Henry Armstrong Jr. was born on May 17, 1946 to Henry Armstrong, Sr. and Dorothy Griffin in Woodville Mississippi. He was one of six children. He graduated from Walter L Cohen Sr. High School in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1963. New Orleans was his beloved home until October of 2019 when he moved to College Station, Texas.

Henry worked as an offshore seaman for Seafarers International Union for twenty years. He enjoyed cooking, traveling, dancing, multiple sports, and second line dancing and family time. He was a distinguished basketball player top player in Louisiana when he graduated High School. Henry was a member of Mount Zion Lutheran in New Orleans, Louisiana.

On his 70th Birthday Celebration the family surprised him with his youngest brother who flew in from Los Angeles, California. Family has always been his greatest treasure and true love.  Henry’s love for family was evident in the way he cared for his mother Dorothy and father Henry during their illness and until they passed.  His family is grateful for his life and devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ and his family. We are grateful for the sure hope of resurrection from the dead through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and are greatly looking forward to seeing him in Heaven.

He preceded in death by his parents: Dorothy Griffin and Henry Armstrong Sr. (Francis), brother, Ernest Gladney and Sister Joanne Gladney.

He is survived by his devoted companion Michelle Sanders, of New Orleans; his nine children Henry Freeman (Kristie) of Atlanta, Georgia, Alicia Armstrong New Orleans, Louisiana, Jelani Armstrong-Jackson (Jerome) of Arlington, Texas. Juevon Armstrong Dallas, Texas. Kevin Armstrong (Danielle) College Station, Texas, Tyrian Thomas New Orleans, Louisiana, and Nadia Goins Mansfield, Texas, Renell Freeman  Slidell Louisana, and Delores Freeman, Atlanta Georgia; three siblings Linda Armstrong-Patton (Edmound) Buckeye Arizona, Anthony Armstrong (Debora) Corona, California. Desmond Armstrong Los Angeles California.  He leaves to cherish his memories, thirty grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, nieces and nephews as well as a host of cousins, and lifelong friends.

The family wishes to acknowledge with deep appreciation the many expressions of love, concern and kindness shown during this hour of bereavement.  A special thank you to Baylor Scott & White Hospital doctors and nurses, and to nurse Beth Grace.  May God Bless and keep you always!

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  1. DEAR Anthony & Family….
    THOUGHTS & PRAYERS of Peace & Comfort to The Family of Henry Armstrong….
    For He is now resting in the arms of the Lord
    GBY ALL✝️

  2. I love and miss you so much papa I wish I knew you were gonna be at my next meet or play I’m really sad your not here but I’ll see you soon love you forever ❤️

  3. Sorry for your family’s loss. Im glad I had the pleasure of meeting him. He was always in great spirit and had a positive attitude. He will be greatly missed. Sending my condolences and will keep his family in my prayers to give you all strength during this sad time.

  4. My prayers are with your family on the tragic death of Henry. May God comfort you with beautiful memories!

  5. My condolences to my nephews, nieces, brothers and all who loved my brother. Tragically this pandemic has taken Henry Jr. from us. Fortunately, his strength, courage, and love for family can live on in each of us. Your loss is my loss. We all mourn together. Each day going forward find comfort in these familiar words: ”Things Or Looking Up” ✝️

    Linda Armstrong

  6. So very sorry to hear this at such a difficult time! Know my prayers and thoughts are with you and those you love at this time!

  7. Our heart felt condolences go out to you and your family for the lost of your brother. May our Lord give peace that passes al understand durning this trying time.The word says precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Love you my friend.

  8. To my man Henry Jr and family my prayers are with y’all may our lord continue to bless y’all I’m so sorry for y’all loss of your father Big Hank may the lord be with y’all Amen

  9. Our condolences to the Armstrong Family! May you guys find comfort in God!!!

    With deepest sympathy!!!

    Malveaux Family

  10. With our Condolences and Deepest sympathy Love and Prayers..Ms Earline FranklinFranklin-Cooper and Kendal Franklin Sr.and Family..

  11. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of your loved one rest in peace.

  12. Our heart and prayers are with you all during such a difficult time. We pray for peace and comfort that can only come from God alone.

  13. You all have our deepest sympathy..Uncle Strong and my daddy were friends until the day he died. He consistently checked on us after my father passed and even danced at my wedding in place of my father.. May God comfort you all in your time of grief.. Much Love Givonna and Tema Hymel (Warren and Laurita Hymel Daughters)

  14. Uncle Strong as I knew him was friends with my parents Warren and Laurita Hymel. He will be missed by me and my sister because he has always had a kind and supportive person to use growing up. Rest in Peace

  15. My Condolences and prayers for the Armstrong Family. Armstrong Rest in Heavenly Peace. My heart goes out to his children some I refer to as my children. Stay strong keep your hands in God’s Hands, He will give you that needed strength. Much Love!❤

  16. We at Praises of Zion send our heart felt prayers to the Armstrong family. We love all of you and we are here for you. GOD will help you in your time of need.

    Praises of Zion

  17. Strong you will be deeply missed; the Family has my condolences,I will never forget how you help us in time of need when you were in cali,at the same time caring for your dad.Strong you shared the most peaceful and powerful spirit God gave us Love think you man for caring God Bless you and family.

  18. Sorry for my kids lost a great Dad for all his Children a careening man for his baby’s he will be missed May God be with him he will be watching over his brothers and sister Rest In Peace


  20. Sending my deepest condolences to Desmond and the entire Armstrong family. May your loved one rest with the Angels forever. Prayers & Hugs.

  21. To the Armstrong family you have my deepest condolences. I pray for strength for my niece Alicia, and Nephew Jeuvon , and the rest of the family. God please protect and watch over them . May he Rest In Peace.

  22. Alicia, Juevon & Henry my heart goes out to each of you. Your dad will definitely be missed. Hold on to ALL the precious memories he has imprinted in your lives. (& they were such great memories) Sending prayers of comfort & peace in this difficult time. May God console you with His love. Love y’all dearly, Carla Domino-Oliver & Family.

  23. To: My Bro. Hank & The Armstrong Family
    May your hearts be comforted in knowing that GOD is able to sustain you in this hour. Truly sorry to hear of dads passing. I know through the years there has been “many good times” shared. Continue to let those memories marinade in your heart and in your spirit and bring you joy and peace each day. BE STRONG – MUCH LOVE FOR YOU ALL.

  24. My condolences to the Armstrong family.
    Mr. HENRY you were a GREAT friend/coworker to work with “Monteleone Hotel” You taught me the ends and outs of working in the Banquet Dept. THANK YOU❤


  25. We send our deepest condolences, prayers, and much love to the Armstrong family. We enjoyed getting to know him and love his sweet & youthful spirit. We know he is home in heaven, and may he Rest In Peace.

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