23 February 1960 — Birmingham, AL
Birth of Karla Jean Griffith. Mother: Mary Frances Bills. Mary Frances Bills and John Billy Griffith divorced and Mary Frances Bills married Gene T.L. Henderson and changed Karla's name to Karla Jean Henderson. Karla was never allowed contact with her birth father (John Billy Griffith) and the only time Karla saw her birth father was at Bell's Funeral Home at the time of his death in 1980. Karla has always wished she had the chance to sit down and talk to him at least one time before his death.