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Henry Andrew Black, Jr., 72 passed away on Sunday, February 11 at the Duke Raleigh Hospital.
Henry was born in Fayetteville North Carolina to Henry Andrew Black, Sr. and Madeline Jackson Black. He graduated from E.E. Smith High School and North Carolina State University where he earned a degree in Civil Engineering. Upon completion of his degree, Henry began working for the North Carolina Department of Transportation as a Bridge Design Engineer and ultimately retired after 46 and 1/2 years as the Assistant Structural Management Engineer. He settled in Raleigh, NC, where he and his wife Gail reared their sons Kyle and Brandon.
Henry dedicated his life to serving Our Lord and Savior as an active member in Raleigh First Assembly of God Church. He was an usher for many years, a Royal Rangers commander for 34 years, and dedicated innumerable hours supporting Royal Family Kids Camp, an organization dedicated to providing positive experiences for foster children. Through his servant leadership, Henry impacted and enriched countless lives.
He was talented and tireless in doing what was right; and always placed the needs of others before his own. Known for his disarming and engaging sense of humor; he was humble, kind, gentle, and exhibited infinite patience. Henry was a shining example of what it means to be a husband, son, brother, dad, grandfather, and friend. He was also a gifted woodworker and craftsman.
He leaves behind his wife of 49 years, Gaylord (Gail Sullivan) Black; his son, Kyle Black and his wife Amanda: his son Brandon Black and his wife Amy; the newest lights of his life Avery, Oliver and Kate Black, his grandchildren; a sister Carolyn Black Hightower; beloved brother and sister-in law Dwight and Cheryl Sullivan; nieces, nephews; and many close friends.
We are comforted in the truth of salvation, and that he is now resting peacefully with Jesus. He will be dearly missed. And we do not grieve as those who have no hope. I Thessalonians 4:13
A Memorial Service will be held at Raleigh First Assembly of God on 2660 Yonkers Road, Raleigh, at 3:00 pm on Thursday, February 14th.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Raleigh First Assembly of God Children’s Ministries on 2660 Yonkers Road, Raleigh.
2660 Yonkers Road, Raleigh NC 27604