On May 8, 2018 Dr. Henry Joseph Featherston, Jr. (77 years old) departed this life at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond, VA. Henry was born December 21, 1940 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Mary Mays and Henry Featherston, Sr. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Ann Benton, of 36 years. He began his education in the public schools of Norfolk. He received his undergraduate degree from Norfolk State College, his master’s degree from Longwood College, and his doctoral degree from… American University. Henry was an elder at Zion Hill Presbyterian Church. He was the current NAACP president, treasurer of the Retired Teachers Association, and co-chairman of the Southern Dominion Health Systems Board . . .

Source: Hawkes Funeral Home