Julie Ann Armstrong Henderson, 69, of Hendersonville, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Julie was born March 9, 1950 in Goodlettsville, Tennessee to the late Henry Escue and Dorothy Briley Escue.
Julie went to Beech Elementary and Middle School in Hendersonville, TN, where she loved playing basketball on the team. She graduated from Maplewood High School, Nashville, TN in 1968. She began working at her first “real job” at Cain Sloan Department Store in Nashville TN. Shortly after getting married to Eddie Armstrong she was employed by a bank in Los Angeles, CA while they lived in Hollywood. Upon returning to Nashville, she landed a job she loved at Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Pharmacology where she worked until starting a family.
Julie was a people person. She never met a stranger. She was quick to make conversation and had an infectious laughter. She loved to hug and would plant a kiss, if she could get by with it! She loved reminiscing about the good ole days of high school, her kids growing up, and vacations to Florida. Hands down, the beach was her favorite location, where she could feel the warm sand under her feet, gentle breeze flow through her hair, breathe in the salty air, and listen to the calm ocean waves kiss the shore.
We will love and miss you sweet Julie, until our Jesus comes to reunite us.🌹
Julie was preceded in death by her husband Rick Henderson, her father, Henry Escue, mother, Dorothy Escue, and brother Justin Escue.
Julie is survived by her loving partner, Paul Bayless of Madison, TN who remained by her side in sickness and in health and whom the family is forever great full; her two daughters: Andra (Delton) Armstrong-Chen, of Sanford, FL and Sara (Tim) Holloway, of Hendersonville, TN, and son: Daniel Armstrong, of Nashville, TN, step-sons: Robert Henderson (Caitlin) of Hubert, NC, Zach Henderson, of Anchorage AK, and step daughter Katherine (Jesse) Saville of Fort Lewis, WA, brother: James (Cynthia) Escue, of Gallatin TN, sisters: Shirley Mills, of Ooltewah, TN, Loretta Tamba, of Fort Walton Beach, FL, Tammy (Gary) Hunt, of Nashville TN and Janie (Mike) Shepard, of Hendersonville, TN; stepmother, Annette Escue, of Nashville TN; nephews and nieces: Christopher(Kimberly) Escue, Lanessa (Alex) Bueno, Dahlia (David) Swatzell, Heather (Tony) Brown, Matt (Brandy) Mills, Brandi (Kenny) Lynch, Josh, (Romek) Escue, Brandon Thompson, Brook Thompson, Clay Cantrell, Faye Cantrell; great nephews and neices: Chris Escue, Lucas and Nina Bueno, Ian and Mia Swatzell, Syrenna, Lily, Steven and Layla Mills, Hayden and Grayson Lynch, Alexus and CJ Cantrell.
A celebration of life service for Julie will be held at the Hendersonville Seventh-day Adventist Church on Saturday, June 15th, at 2:45PM. Family and friends may gather from 2:00PM until the hour of the service. Following the service, Julie will be laid to rest in the Mausoleum at Hendersonville Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or The Make A Wish Foundation.