Jeannetta Overcash Henning

Elizabeth City, NC


Jeannetta Overcash Henning, age 87, passed away on May 4, 2024. She was born on December 10, 1936,  in Rowan County, NC, to the late Lonnie Lee Overcash and Emma Vaughan Overcash.  

Jeannetta spent her life as a dedicated homemaker.  She had a deep love for animals, particularly horses, and was a huge advocate for their well-being. Alongside her husband, she played a pivotal role in the Ocracoke Horse Preservation/Wild Ponies support movements, residing at the Outer Banks for many years.

Jeannetta is preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband, James A. Henning, Sr., her son, Robert L. Henning, and her siblings. Jeannetta is survived by her son, James Henning, Jr. (Patti) of Poplar Branch, NC, daughter-in-law, Vivian Henning, granddaughter, Kaleigh Spivey (Chris) of Elizabeth City, NC,  great-grandchild, Jessie Spivey, and a special niece, Bonnie Volkle.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations may be made to Ocracoke Preservation Society, PO Box 1240, Ocracoke, NC 27960, or online at

No service is planned at this time.

Twiford Funeral Homes, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Henning Family.  Condolences and memories may be shared at