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Irene Langford Henriksen
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  • Daughters of the Nile Foundation C/O Milcah Temple No. 77
    121 Canaberry Circle
    Summerville, SC 29483

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“May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. I love her very much. Always great with me as a child and adult.Thankful and blessed...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Veron. Mitchum - Friend

“Dear James, Terri, Randy, and family, What a wonderful life Irene had. She was a very special lady. We have fond and beautiful memories. God Bless...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Kathleen Roeber - Southaven, MS

“To Danny & Family - i met Ms. Irene a few times and talked to her about her quilting - she definitely was a Master Quilter - i am a quilter as well...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Beth Barber - Goose Creek, SC

“One of the sweetest ladies I ever met.She could out work most 20year old when she was 90 lol God bless I loved this lady. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Teresa Moore - Family Friend

“My sincerest sympathy to all the family and she was loved by many. Peggy ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Peggy Hanson - Hanahan, SC


Irene Langford Henriksen, 97, of Charleston, South Carolina, wife of James Van der Veer Henriksen entered into eternal rest Monday, May 11, 2020. A private graveside service will be held Friday, May 15, 2020 in Beaufort National Cemetery, 1601 Boundary Street. Beaufort, SC. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel.

Irene was born May 16, 1922 in Coosawhatchie, South Carolina, daughter of the late Ernest Langford and Telie Rebecca Smith Langford. She was on the defense production line at the Charleston Naval Shipyard during WWII. Irene was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, a master quilter and a member of Milcah Temple No. 77, Daughters of the Nile. She was retired from Domino Sugar Co.

She is survived by her husband of 76 years, James Van der Veer Henriksen; daughter, Theresa H. Harley (Randolph); son, James V. Henriksen, Jr., (Janice); son, Danny D. Henriksen (Laurie); brother, Ollie Langford (Nancy); grandchildren, Lisa Buck (Billy), Kim Stone (Steve), James V. Henriksen III (Ann), Brent Henriksen (Jennifer), Laura Springer (Ron), Andrew Henriksen, Forrest Henriksen, Joshua Henriksen, Jacob Henriksen, many great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by siblings Rebecca Malphrus, Randolph Langford, Pernice Lamb and Greensmith Langford.

Memorials may be made to the Daughters of the Nile Foundation C/O Milcah Temple No. 77, 121 Canaberry Circle, Summerville, SC 29483.

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