Goodnight Sweet Henrietta
AmNews Staff Reports | 5/24/2020, 6:35 p.m.
Henrietta E. Hogan Stancil was born Jan. 3, 1937 in Manhattan, New York to the late Thomas and Rosanna Hogan. On the morning of April 28, 2020, she left her home for the gates of heaven.
Henrietta was educated in the New York City public school system and graduated from Julia Richman High School. Henrietta started working at the New York Amsterdam News shortly after graduation on September 9, 1958 as she worked towards an associate degree at the City University of New York. Henrietta worked as a layout designer and advertising manager at the New York Amsterdam News until her retirement 47 years later on March 16, 2005. She was a proud member of the Newspaper Guild of New York-Local 3 TNG/CWA until her retirement.
Strong, determined and blunt, Henrietta was passionate about hope. Most affectionally known as Hennie, Ms. Hennie and Aunt Hennie, Henrietta was humble and understated usually allowing others to shine as she motivated and mentored everyone to be the ‘best you can be,’ encouraging them by saying ‘nothing beats a failure but a try.’
In addition to her parents, Henrietta is preceded in death by her late husband’s Melvin Jackson and Bobby Stancil, sons Jerome Christopher Stancil and George A. Jackson (Yuko), brothers George Hogan (Evelyn) and Phillip Hogan, and sister Sadie Fulcher. She leaves to reflect on her life and legacy her daughter Dr. Sharon H. Jackson and son Bobby E. Stancil, her grandchildren Tanja C. Stancil (Brandon), Kona Rose Jackson and Miles Thomas Jackson. She also leaves her sister Evelyn Key-Hawkins, sisters-in-law: Yolanda Lawrence (Stanley), Yvette Robinson, Mary C. Matthews (Jethro), Casey Elliott (Charles) and Jacqueline Ward; and brothers-in-law: Victor Robinson, Raphel Hines, Artis Stancil, Ollie Stancil (Lorraine), Cecil Stancil (Hattie), Jerry Stancil (Noveline) and Michael Stancil. Henrietta also leaves numerous cousins, nieces, grandnieces, great grandnieces, nephews, grandnephews, great grandnephews and other relatives and friends. The family extends appreciation to the community for all expressions of kindness. Donations in honor of Henrietta can be made to the George Jackson Academy and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.