Mrs. Nether Haynes, passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia. Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at St. James Christian Fellowship Church, Tennille, Georgia with Superintendent James C. Futch officiating. Interment was held in Dixon Grove Church Cemetery.
Mother Nether Lee Brown Haynes, affectionately known as “Lee” by her siblings and “Butterball” by her husband, was born in Washington County, Georgia on November 12, 1928 to the parentage of the late Mr. Albany Brown, Sr. and the late Mrs. Beatrice Harris Brown. She was the third of twenty two children.
Mother Haynes was educated at Dixon Grove COGIC School and later in life, she was certified in Home Healthcare. Mother Haynes was a military wife, as her husband served in both the United States Army and the United States Air Force. During the nine years that she lived in Lincoln, Nebraska, she was employed at the University of Nebraska. After moving to Boston, Massachusetts (where she lived for thirty eight years), she was employed as a Home Healthcare Aid for thirty years until she retired.
She was an avid church worker. She joined Dixon Grove COGIC at the age of ten and remained faithful until she moved to Lincoln, Nebraska where she united with a Church of God in Christ and after moving to Boston, Massachusetts, she joined Regent’s St. COGIC under the leadership of the late Bishop Louis Ceasar Young and later joined New Hope COGIC under the leadership of Elder Timothy Adams, Sr.
Mother Haynes loved New Hope COGIC and she served as the Bible Band Teacher and choir member.
In 1992, Mother Haynes and her husband relocated to Tennille, Georgia. At the time, she reconnected with Dixon Grove COGIC and remained faithful until death. She served in the following capacities: Bible Band President, Pastor’s Aid Member, Mother Board, Adult Sunday School Teacher, and was a faithful Sunday School Worker. Truly, whatever her hands found to do at Dixon Grove, she did it faithfully with all of her might. She was also a member of the Community Mothers of Washington County. Mother Haynes was a praiser and worshiper. She will be greatly missed at Dixon Grove, the Tennille District and the Washington County church community.
On February 18, 1948, Mother Haynes was united in holy matrimony to Deacon Lewis Haynes, Jr. They were married for seventy one (71) blessed years. To their union, god gave them three sons: Richard, Leroy and Fred Anthony (who transitioned to heaven on July 9, 1974, at the tender age of 12).
Mother Haynes leaves to cherish her memory her husband: Deacon Lewis Haynes, Jr., Tennille, Georgia; two sons: Mr. Richard (Dianne) Haynes, Tennille, Georgia, Mr. Leroy Haynes and a daughter-in-love: Mrs. Natalie Haynes, Baltimore Maryland; seven sisters: Mrs. Derral (George) Brown-Bishop, Evangelist Dorothy Brown-Byrd, Ms. Betty Fleming, Boston, Massachusetts, Ms. Mary J. Brown, Worcester, Massachusetts, Missionary Bessie Lucas, Ms. Priscilla Brown, Macon, Georgia, Evangelist Deborah A. Brown, Tennille, Georgia; three brothers: Mr. Artis (Lillie Pearl) Brown, Boston, Massachusetts, Mr. Richard (Telitha) Brown, Lincoln, Nebraska, Mr. John W. Brown, Macon, Georgia; two grandchildren; Ms. Rae’Asia Haynes, Mr. Anthony Jackson, Boston, Massachusetts; two sisters-in-law: Mrs. Mary Will Pickett, Bridgeton, New Jersey, Mrs. Mary (William) Johnson, Tennille, Georgia; three great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. M.C. Smith Funeral Home in charge.