Henrietta Oakley, 80, was born on February 20, 1942 in Deridder, Louisiana. She passed away on Friday September 16, 2022, in Kingwood, Texas. She is preceded in death by her husband Dale Allen Oakley, her parents Henry & Maribell Williams, and her sister Carolyn Pratt.
Henrietta is survived by her sons Keith Oakley (wife Carla), Chris Oakley, Kelvin Oakley (wife Helen), and Kent Oakley (wife Wanda). Her only brother Byron Williams (wife Marilyn). Sisters Marilyn King and Addie Williams. Eight grandchildren; Ethan Allen Oakley, Justin “Garrett” Oakley, Katelyn Oakley, Kendyl Roberts (husband Travis), Travis “Dylan” Oakley (wife Heather), Eric McHugh (wife Tracee), Julie Shireman (husband Paul), and Misty Geffert. Ten great grandchildren; Bentley Dale Roberts, Aubree Roberts, Anden Freiley, Spencer Oakley, Emma McHugh, Ruairi McHugh, Anthony Geffert III, Ian Geffert, Dominic Geffert, and soon to be here Brayden Roberts due January 1st, 2023.
Henrietta loved her family and friends and spending time with them. So much so, she played Pokeno (card game) 1 day out of each month with a group of 12 ladies. December was always Henri’s month. And the ladies always looked forward to December. Loved watching those Astros and College girl’s fast pitch. Enjoyed playing sports in high school and out of high school. She was the coach to a girl’s fast pitch softball team. She was the pitcher for a ladies slow pitch softball team called the “Zappers”. Dale, her husband was the coach, and everyone always wanted to beat the Zappers. Henri and Dale loved family and friends so much they started having Tacos every Friday night. She never knew how many people would show up. Therefore, she would over cook for what she thought was enough for anyone and everyone who showed up for tacos. She loved organizing the class reunions for her classmates from New Caney High School along with the other classmates from the other grades. She would include several years into one reunion, because the classes were so small. After Dale’s passing, she created a Friday night called “42 (Domino game) game night”. She would play 42 with high school friends and family. Every week she looked forward to Bible Study on Tuesday evenings and 42 on Friday nights.