Brother R. Henry Bey was born August 24, 1936 in Philadelphia, Pa. He was born to the late Richard Donald Henry and Zella Elizebeth Carter, growing up with siblings, Spanky Wilson, Sidney T. Chambers Jr and Rose Sharon.He was educated in the Philadelphia, PA public school system. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1955, where he became Airman 2nd class after serving 10 faithful years in the military. Some of the places he served while in the United States Air Force included Morocco, Cart Wright, Labrador (isolated tour) fro one year and Las Cruces, New Mexico. Brother R. Henry met his wife Gloria Powell while on leave fron the Air Force and they married on Sept. 10th, 1960. From this union came Cyrene H. Bey, Udraka H. Bey, Sakara H. Bey and preceded in death Bro. Barata H. Bey, Matheno Bey, and Bramas Bey.In 1965 Bro. Henry Bey proclaimed his nationality and birthright by uniting in the Moorish Science Temple of America accepting Allah as his God and Mohammod as his Prophet. In 1984 Bro. R. Henry Bey and Sis. G. Henry Bey renewed their vows in Islam in Aiken, South Carolina.After honorably being discharged from the United States military in 1965, he resided in Pittsburgh, Pa with his family while working at the United States Postal service, retiring after 38 years.Brother Henry was a jazz enthusiast and enjoyed hearing and seeing his sister Spanky Wilson perform. Some of his favorite Moorish cooking prepared by his wife included fish cakes, rice and gravy (referring to rice as seeds) and brussel sprouts. After hard days of work he would always come home to enjoy television while relaxing in his comfort chair.He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Gloria Bey, beloved siblings, Spanky Wilson, and Sidney Chambers Jr., grandchildren Marcus Bey, Tiara M. Bey, Lashai Bey, Barata Bey, Jemel Bey (passed on), Jade Stephend, Sydney Stephens, his great grandchildren Tyson Bey, Christian Stevens Jr., Marcue Bey and Jimiya Bey. He also leaves his father Sydney Chambers (passed on), his Brother-in-law Bro. E. Powell Bey, his wife sistwer Mabel Bey and a host of nieces, nephews cousins and friends.He is survived by his loving sister Spanky WIlson and her four children Elaine Pearson, Ronald Wilson, Angela Teek, Michele Wilson and his belived brother Sidney T. Chambers Jr. his son Theodore Chambers III, wife Jennifer Chambers and children Sidney T. Chambers IV, and Alyssa and Johnny.
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