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Donald R. Henderson, MD, MPH

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Donald R. Henderson, MD, MPH. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. As we plan virtual and in person gatherings, we will share details here. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

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  • Linda Harris-Boyd
    • Linda Harris-Boyd
      Linda Harris-Boyd Dr. Henderson was such a great person. He saved my life and every time that I saw him he would laugh because I would make him call me by my whole name, Linda Harris-Boyd! I did something crazy, too. He would laugh and I will remember his laughter. His...  see more
      • Feb 13
  • Dr. Maulana Karenga
    Monica,

    Tiamoyo and I share the great loss of our brother, Donald, with you and the children. May the good he left and the joy he brought last forever. And may you and all his family and friends be blessed with consolation, courage and peace. For...  more
  • Ramona Wilder
    With Heartfelt Condolences to the entire Henderson Family from the Wilder and Zinsmeister Family (The late Raymond D. and Carolyn R. Wilder and the late Terran Zinsmeister and Ramona Wilder).

    Dr. Henderson will forever remain in our hearts and souls, he...  more
  • Jasmine Ingram Thompson
    I want to send my condolences to the Henderson family, from the Ingram family. He was and always will be our family doctor! And as many have already shared he was THE GREATEST doctor I have ever known. I had never loved a doctor like a family...  more
  •  Sharling  Maria Hsia
    Dear Donald's all family
    He is the best person that I ever met in my life, he has big love for not only for my family but to all the society. His love remain in the world . Even we do not hear from him any more but he is always with us. He is always...  more
  • bert Jackson
    bert Jackson added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Donald R. Henderson, MD, MPH:
  • Shay Wafer
    Dearest, Shasta, Dax and the Henderson family

    I was deeply saddened to hear of your father’s death. I have many great memories of him and will always cherished the attentive care he provided my mother during her illness. He was also very helpful when...  more
    • Shay Wafer
      Shay Wafer “Great memories of him and will ....
      • November 19, 2020
  • Brenda English
    To the Henderson Family,
    My heartfelt condolences go out to you.
    Dr. Henderson lovingly cared for my mother and was a great sense of comfort until she made her final transition...he always had a smile, a sense of humor and gave us hope.
    Brenda English
  • Terry Sullivan
    To the Henderson family:

    My wife Carrie and I send heartfelt condolences for your loss. Donald was my primary physician for about 15 years. His thoroughness, warmth and competence was much appreciated during many office visits. I was also fortunate...  more
  • Phyllis Tucker Vinson Jackson
    To the Henderson Family,

    My heartfelt condolences to the Henderson family. May your memories of your time with Donald bring you comfort. Wishing you strength and peace during this time.

    Phyllis TV Jackson
  • bert Jackson
    bert Jackson added 4 photo(s) to the memorial Donald R. Henderson, MD, MPH:
  • bert Jackson
    bert Jackson added 4 photo(s) to the memorial Donald R. Henderson, MD, MPH:
  • bert Jackson
    bert Jackson added 4 photo(s) to the memorial Donald R. Henderson, MD, MPH:
  • bert Jackson
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  • bert Jackson
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  • Timothy Simmons, M.D.
    First and foremost, I extend my deepest condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Dr. Donald R Henderson.

    I am still in shock after learning of the transition of my friend and brother, Donald R Henderson, MD, MPH. Yes, Donald and I were...  more
  • Jonathan Graham
    Dr. Donald Henderson was like a second father to my brothers and I. Dr. Henderson and Jai often opened their house to us and we obliged by treating almost every square foot of that house like our own personal playpen, with the help of Dax and Shasta....  more
  • Timothy Simmons, M.D.
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    Donald and I enjoying a Lakers vs. Bulls basketball game in 1991
  • Irna Rose
    To the Henderson family,

    I share in your sadness, as we remember Donald, known to me as Dr. Henderson. My thoughts and prayers are with you, I hope the good memories we have of him will comfort us in the days ahead. Rest in Heaven Dr. Henderson. Forever...  more
  • Willie and Beverly  Pannell
    The post under Kim Davis is for Beverly and Willie Pannell. We really adored Dr. Henderson.
  • Bert Jackson
    Bert Jackson added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Donald R. Henderson, MD, MPH:
  • Bert Jackson
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  • Bert Jackson
    Bert Jackson added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Donald R. Henderson, MD, MPH:
  • Kim Davis
    Dr Henderson was our doctor for over fifteen years. He was very pleasant and professional. We had great trust in him. He was more than our doctor; he was our friend. We will always remember the great conversations we had during our visits. He will be...  more
  • Joe Veale
    Doctor Henderson was such a good friend and a good doctor. He was a great human being. He and I had a special relationship beyond doctor-patient for over 20 years. He had a great smile that went along with his great sense of humor.
    He knew of my...  more
  • Kim Davis
    Dr Henderson has been our doctor for over fifteen years. His endearing persona took away the white coat syndrome
  • Bert Jackson
    Bert Jackson added 3 photo(s) to the memorial Donald R. Henderson, MD, MPH:
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  • Bert Jackson
    Bert Jackson added 6 photo(s) to the memorial Donald R. Henderson, MD, MPH:
  • Jimetta Moore
    “What a man, what a man, what a mighty good man”
    Donald Henderson was a mighty good man. A man of courage, a leader, a pioneer, a role model and a very successful and prominent Gastroenterologist. He was a loving husband and father; a kind soul and...  more
  • GatheringUs Support Team
    From: Cheryl Womack

    Donald Henderson MD has left us too soon
    He will be remembered for his:
    * Generous spirit
    * Wonderful smile
    * Always ready to listen
    * Concern for you as his patient
    * Keeping you as a cherished
    friend
    * Kindness
    * ...  more
  • GatheringUs Support Team
    From Lilian June Davis:

    11.19.20

    Dear Donald, 

    On behalf of the National Evangelism Movement Incorporated (NEMI), I would like to thank you for being our point-person at the health and wellness symposium for disseminating valuable information in our...  more
  • GLADYS PATTEN
    GLADYS PATTEN added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Donald R. Henderson, MD, MPH:
  • Ezekiel Patten,Jr.
    Donald was one of my closest friends,my doctor,and adviser.We traveled,golfed,watched football at his house.Discussed everything under the sun.I treated his kids like they were mine.He was just a laid back dude.They broke the mold after him.There only...  more
  • Susan Moultrie
    To the Henderson Family,

    Our hearts are with you as you move through the devastating loss of your loved one. Donald was indeed a remarkable man, a gift to you, to his myriad patients, to the Los Angeles medical community, and to his many devoted...  more
  • Stacey Jean-Pierre
    I owe my entire medical career thus far to Dr Henderson. He was so kind to take me in as a Physician Assistant student, teaching me & challenging me like none other. During my internship he introduced me to a world renowned neurosurgeon who would later...  more
  • Crizanne Griffin
    I knew Dr. Henderson for a very short amount of time, but he had such a presence about him. I was in his home visiting his son, my very good friend Eric. He was teasing and playing jokes on me with his playful sense of humor and asked me questions that...  more
  • Conwell and Evelyn Carter
    Dear Donald,
    Binx (Conwell Carter, MD) and I (Evelyn Carter) have given much thought regarding our message to you and your loved ones.
    We came upon a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, which we think is most apropos, “... to leave the world a bit better...  more
  • Raymond  Rose
    My heart is heavy, My friend, my buddy, my boss, my mentor, my doctor. I met Dr. H about 40 years ago he gave me my first apartment, my first cleaning job and one of my first side jobs in my construction career. Gone to soon 😢 He will be greatly...  more
  • Gladys Patten
    I write this tribute with great sadness over the unimaginable loss of my friend Donald. I met Donald 39 years ago through my friend Jamesina. Our families were very close and spent many fun times together.

    With his smarts and sharp business acumen,...  more
  • john kumm
    I first met Donald 35+ years ago when my wife, Lindy, was helping his family with a move into a house a few blocks away from us. Our kids were similar ages and went to school with each other. Not sure how it all began, but Donald and I started playing...  more
  • Kummings Studio
    I have know Donald for over 35 years. Our kids went to pre-school together. Shasta and Donald, You are in my thoughts ! Donald was one of my dearest friends, confidant and Doctor. I experienced first hand his dedication to providing his patience with...  more
  • MS LYNNS WORLD CALVERT
    I have NO WORDS!!! @drdhenderson was like a father to me, the BEST Dr on the planet and Blessed mom and I in ways that I can’t even explain! We went to dinner barely 2 weeks ago and had the best time, he’s been checking on us all through COVID with...  more
  • Dr.Virginia Ward-Roberts
    💐 My thoughts and prayers are with you guys too, along with that of his children and other family members. He was family to all of us. From my mom, to my son, Aaron and my extended family. At least that’s what he told my cousin a few years ago when...  more
  • Paul Smith
    Paul Smith added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Donald R. Henderson, MD, MPH:
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  • Paul Smith
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  • Allison Scott
    My Deepest Condolences to Dr. Henderson family. Words can not express the sorrow I'm feeling now, and the pain I know your experiencing now.
    May God give you strength and peace during this time of sorrow.
    God bless Dr. Henderson.
    He was a gentleman and a...  more
  • Jamesina Henderson
    Donald and I were married for twenty years. We experienced our young adulthood triumphs together.

    Most importantly, the birth of our children, Dax and Shasta, who we are fortunate enough to know as adults, to appreciate their magical gifts and...  more
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    • Jamesina Henderson
      Kummings Studio my condolences to you Jai Shasta and Lil DOnald Dax.. i love you all and heart broken for you and me and all that knew that stud sweetheart friend I will miss
      • November 12, 2020
    • Jamesina Henderson
      Mary Ann Richardson My Heartfelt Condolence to the Henderson Family. A Flower picked too soon. Mary Ann
      • November 17, 2020