Reverend Mary Alice Haynie
I am so saddened by Mary Alice's passing. She and I were at Salem at the same time (I was a year ahead), and we worked in the same division at Western Electric during the late seventies/early eighties. I always so admired her intelligence, wit,leadership skills, and friendly manner. She was a great person, well liked and well respected. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.
I was with Mary Alice at a Lenten retreat in 2011 with Julie Johnson, and had so looked forward to renewing our acquaintance again at Julie's next retreat. Justin, she could not have been prouder of you as a son and an adult; I have sons too, and we had fun conversations about raising boys. I value those memories of her. She was a seeker of wisdom and beauty, and in searching, she also found much joy, meaning, and richness in life.
I was one of her colleagues in Southport and loved her for her wonderful humor! We had breakfast together every Wednesday as a group of ministers/pastors. I will always remember those times together. She could always join in the conversation and the humor among us. She is missed as she was when she retired and moved away for us to be closer to family. May the Spirit envelop her spirit forever!
prayers of comfort and hope for Justin and Emily
Mary Alice added so much to our church family at Providence! I had the pleasure of talking to her several times on the phone. She spoke to the Women of the Church last year about her journey to become an ordained minister and endeared herself to us. She will be missed at Providence. My prayers are for her family to have peace in the coming days and weeks.