A longtime bellman at Las Vegas’ The Linq Lodge + Expertise was recalled in latest days for his friendship, kindness, and devotion to his job. Elwood Hensey, identified by many work colleagues as “Fluffy,” handed away final month after a Las Vegas hit-and-run accident.
Hensey, 60, labored at The Linq Lodge, previously the Imperial Palace, for 38 years. He was eulogized for his dedication to the property’s many friends and staff.
His loss is a gap in our workforce, and he can be vastly missed. Our hearts are with Elwood’s household and mates, particularly his beloved son, David, and longtime associate Alicia,” Dan Walsh, senior vp and normal supervisor at The Linq, instructed On line casino.org.
In his profession, Elwood was acknowledged a number of occasions for going above and past in service to his friends and fellow workforce members, Walsh instructed On line casino.org.
Pals, relations, work colleagues, and members of administration at The Linq attended the latest memorial service at Palm South Jones Mortuary to recollect Elwood Hensey.
“He was a tremendous man, and consider me, lots of people on this metropolis are going to overlook him,” his associate, Alicia Jimenez, who additionally works at The Linq, instructed the Evaluation-Journal. “It’s simply been a curler coaster of feelings.”
Elwood was born in Cherry Level, North Carolina, on Jan. 19, 1962. He grew up in Beaufort, South Carolina, Atlanta, and Chicago. He relocated to Las Vegas in 1982.
Advocate for Staff
Bethany Khan, a spokesperson on the Culinary Union, additionally instructed On line casino.org that the Las Vegas-based union “mourns the lack of our union brother and store steward Elwood Hensey.”
Elwood was a powerful advocate for his coworkers,” Khan instructed On line casino.org. “Throughout his 38 years as a bellman on the Linq, he fought to make sure staff had been handled with respect and dignity at work. Our ideas exit to his household and family members throughout this time.”
Brian Rafferty, a fellow bellman, additional recalled in a press release to the Las Vegas Evaluation-Journal, “He took a number of trip of his day for different individuals… He made all people’s life a bit higher.”
However a tragic motorized vehicle accident took his life. On March 17, Elwood Hensey crossed the intersection at Cameron Road and Harmon Avenue. That’s when he was struck by a white Mercedes Benz, in line with the Evaluation-Journal. He handed away on the scene.
The driving force didn’t cease. The motorist has not but been recognized, Las Vegas Metro police mentioned.
Father and son later spent a few hours at The Orleans on line casino that night time. Elwood Hensey was strolling again to his dwelling when he was hit by the automotive.
Only a few hours earlier that night time, Elwood Hensey requested his son, David Hensey, to offer him a journey to Harry Reid Worldwide Airport. A lodge visitor had forgotten his baggage. Elwood Hensey needed to make sure the visitor obtained the bag earlier than boarding a aircraft.