Henriette Colita Flemming died peacefully in her home on August 12, 2021. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 27, 1940, Henriette honorably served her country in the Women's Army Corps and was later the proud wife of a career soldier and Vietnam veteran, Junius Ralph Flemming. Henriette attended Mary Hardin-Baylor University where she attained her Bachelors of Science in Political Science. She then attained her Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas. She retired in 2002 from her career as a social worker who focused in the field of Gerontology. After retiring, Henriette enjoyed life and focused her time on family and friends.
She is celebrated and remembered by her children, Colita Sheldrick and her husband Joseph Sheldrick, Junius Rand Flemming and his wife Michelle Flemming, and Leah Mask and her husband Robert Mask. She was the proud grandmother of Victoria Corena, Bryce Flemming-Sheldrick, Sidney Valencia, Junius Flemming, Riley Flemming, Jailynn Flemming, and Jazmyn Flemming. She was also the great-grandmother of Leo Corena.
Henriette will be remembered as the strong matriarch of a military family, instilling in them integrity, honor and courage in the face of life's challenges. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Henriette will have a Rosary Service at 5:00 pm on August 19, 2021, immediately followed by the Funeral Service at the Harper-Talasek Funeral Home at 506 N 38th St, Killeen, TX 76543. Henriette will be interred with military honors beside her husband during a graveside service at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio at 1:30 pm on August 20, 2021.
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