Dea. Lewis Haynes Jr.
Dea. Lewis Haynes, Jr., passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Washington County Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at Dixon Grove COGIC with Elder Jeremiah Wooten officiating.
Dea. Lewis Haynes, Jr., affectionately known as “Jake Haynes”, was born on June 4, 1927 to the parentage of the late Elder Lewis Haynes, Sr. and the late Missionary Lelia Mae Jones Haynes. He was the fourth oldest of eight girls and four boys.
On February 18, 1948, he married his “butter-ball”, the late Mother Nether Lee Brown Haynes and they were married for seventy one (71) years. Their union was blessed with three sons. Deacon Haynes was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 71 years, Mother Nether Lee Brown Haynes, Brother Richard Haynes (his eldest son), and his baby son Master Fred Anthony Haynes (who transitioned into glory at the tender age of 12).
From 1945-1947, Deacon Haynes served in the United States Army; and from 1952-1960, he served in the United States Air Force. Within both branches of service, his tours of duty included the following countries: France, Germany, Italy and Africa. He spent 9 ½ years in the United States Army and 6 ½ years in the United States Air Force, giving him a total of 16 years of active services with the United States Armed Forces. While in both branches of service, he served as a Military Police Officer.
In 1954, Deacon Haynes and his family moved to Lincoln, Nebraska where he worked at Lincoln Air Force Base until he retired in 1960. In 1966, he moved to Boston, Massachusetts, and remained there until 1992, at which time, he relocated back home to Tennille, Georgia. While living in Boston, Massachusetts, Deacon retired as a bus driver with Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) after many years of dedicated service.
In the year of 1956, Deacon Haynes was saved, sanctified and filled with the Holy Ghost. In 1964, he was ordained as a Deacon in the Church of God in Christ in Lincoln, Nebraska. During his 54-year tenure in the Church of God in Christ, he served in the following capacities: a church deacon (1971-1992—at New Hope COGIC, Boston, Mass. (under the leadership of Elder Timothy Adams, Sr.); Jurisdictional Vice-President of the YPWW Dept. (while living in Lincoln, Nebraska); he coordinated weekly Saturday night services, whereby many souls came to the Lord.
Until his demise, he was a member of the Dixon Grove COGIC, Tennille, Ga. and served as: a church deacon, former Sunday School Superintendent, choir member, YPWW worker and he was also a part of the Tennille District COGIC Prayer Team. Deacon Haynes was also one of the founding members of the Deacon Support Group of Washington County, and he enjoyed traveling with the group to the nursing homes to minister to the sick. In 2015, he received a “Man of Valor” award from the late Bishop J. Wayne Leggett, former prelate of Southern Ga. Second Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Church of God in Christ.
His favorite “Deacon Scripture” was I Timothy 3:13, “For they have that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good decree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Jesus Christ.”
Deacon Haynes went from labor to reward on November 17, 2020, at the Washington County Regional Medical Center in Sandersville, Georgia.
Deacon Haynes leaves to cherish his memory: a devoted son: Mr. Leroy Haynes; a daughter-in-love, Mrs. Natalie Haynes, Baltimore, MD another daughter-in-love, Mrs. Dianne Haynes, New Bedford, MA; two sisters: Mrs. Mary Johnson, Tennille, Georgia and Mrs. Mary Will Pickett, Bridgeton, NJ; two grandchildren: Mr. Anthony Jackson, Boston, MA, Ms. Rae-Asia Haynes, New Bedford, MA; three great-grandchildren; three brothers-in-law: Mr. Artis L. Brown, Boston, MA, Mr. Richard Brown, Lincoln, NE, Mr. John W. Brown, Macon, GA; seven sisters-in-law: Mrs. Derral Brown-Bishop, Evangelist Dorothy Brown-Byrd, and Ms. Betty Fleming, Boston, MA, Miss Mary J. Brown, Worchester, MA, Missionary Bessie Lucas, Ms. Priscilla Brown, Macon, GA, Evangelist Deborah A. Brown, Tennille, GA; devoted niece: Ms. Mary Ann Carr; a very special caregiver: Mrs. Irene Bell Pierce; a host of other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. M.C. Smith Funeral Home in charge.