Henry J. Toliver was born Feb. 18, 1943, to the late Gussie B. Toliver and Johnny Ed Lofton. He was raised by his aunt, the late Annie Mae Morris after the passing of his mother when he was two. He was a lifelong resident of Minden.
Henry accepted Christ at an early age. He was baptized at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church where he served faithfully on the Deacon Board, as financial secretary, and a Sunday school member until Christ called him home.