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Deveria Lee Henry ‘80

Deveria Lee Henry (nee Harris), age 83, of Pleasantville, NJ, peacefully passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017, surrounded by her loved ones. Lovingly known as "Dee", DeVeria was born in Atlantic City, NJ on May 13, 1934 to the late Charles and Lossie Harris.

She graduated from Indiana Avenue School in 1948, and then from the Atlantic City High School (Class of 1952). She earned a Bachelor's Degree from Morgan State College (now Morgan State University) in Baltimore, MD in 1956.

In 1980, she then received a Masters of Education Degree from Antioch College of Ohio. During the twelve years following graduation from Morgan State, DeVeria married her first husband. They lived in Brooklyn, NY where she worked as a Social Worker at two hospitals, Saint Anthony's T.B. Hospital and Long Island College Hospital. She also was a Foster Care-Case Worker for the Salvation Army Foster Home Service and a Probation Officer at Brooklyn Juvenile Court.

In 1969, DeVeria moved to Liberia, West Africa where she and her Daughter remained until 1971. Then, in 1971, they returned to Atlantic City and joined the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Atlantic City English Congregation. For the next 26 years, she worked at Atlantic Community College (now Atlantic Cape Community College), as a Counselor and Teacher. Afterwards, she was then appointed as the Assistant Director for the Education Opportunity Fund (EOF). It was in 1970, while living in West Africa, she was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. From that time until her death, DeVeria was an active servant of Jehovah and became a Regular Pioneer in 1998 when she retired from Atlantic Cape Community College -- these were the happiest years of her life!

She leaves behind to cherish her memories: her only child, Monica (Stroud) Johnson (Jesse) of Egg Harbor Township, NJ; her three grandchildren, Ibn, Yvan and Jesslyn Johnson of Egg Harbor Township, NJ and a host of other loving relatives and many friends. DeVeria will truly be missed. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the organization she devoted her life to: www.jw.org . Memorial services will be private. Arrangements entrusted to Mikal's Funeral Parlor, LLC. For further info, please call Mikal's Funeral Parlor, LLC (609-344-1131).