Ermelinda Henderson

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BIG SPRING - Ermelinda "Diana" Henderson, 61 of Big Spring, lost her fight with cancer Oct. 6, 2017. Vigil services were Oct. 11, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral service was Oct. 26, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Burial was at Trinity Memorial Park. She was born June 7, 1956, in Stanton to Tomas and Juanita Rodriguez. She spent her life taking care of other people, beginning with basic patient care. She obtained her CNA license in 2002. She worked for Home Hospice for several years and continued caring for others in need, up until her illness. Her caring nature was evident to everyone, offering help no matter the need. She gave great advice, opened her home and always lent a helping hand without question. She married Benny Henderson on May 19, 2006. She loved to cook and enjoyed spending time with her family. She enjoyed playing cards, board games and was very competitive. She is survived by her husband Benny Henderson; her children, Louis DiMase, Thomas and wife Audrey DiMase, Marissa Teichman, Clarissa Teichman and Austin Sanchez; step-children, Jessica Henderson, Laura Boswell and Courtney Henderson; grandchildren, Daelyn DiMase, Johnathon DiMase, Devan DiMase, Nando Zuniga, Preston Bishop, Landon and Tanner Boswell, Rylie and Taylor Rodriguez, Kyndel Witman and Miah and Mason Chavez; siblings, Tomas Rodriguez, Eliria Sanchez, Ernestina Salgado, Oscar Rodriguez and Edillia Vaughan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother Joe Rodriguez and one sister Elziria Hinojosa. Pallbearers were Carlos Diaz, Jr., Philip Hinojosa, Joseph Rodriguez, Carlos Flores, Johnny "John John" Rangel and Coy Henderson. Arrangements were by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at

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