SHELBY-- Christine Virginia Hill Haynes, 74, of 113 Cypress Glenn Apartments, was called home to rest on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Wendover Hospice in Shelby. She was born on Nov. 13, 1938, in Cleveland County, to the late Thomas Jefferson and Eliza Nickles Hill.
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Christine was a dedicated member of Shiloh Baptist Church. Over the years, she was a member of the Wilson Woods Mission, along with the Spiritual and Mass choirs. She was also a member of the Eastern Star.
Despite her illness, her faith never departed. Those who knew her will remember her generosity, compassion, love of music and outspokenness. Her gift of encouragement will extend to the many generations that follow. She will be greatly missed.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her seven brothers, Columbus Hill, Johnny Coats, Ted Hill, Willie Kee, Jay Hill, Joe Hill and Thomas Jefferson, Jr.; and her six sisters, Eula Hawks, Rachel Manning, Luella Hill, Eloise Williams, Kathleen Peaks and Beatrice Dawkins.
She is survived by her sister, Mildred "Penny" Spann of Shelby; three sons, Derrick Haynes of Shelby, Dennis Haynes (Penny) of Gastonia, and John Haynes of Bessemer City; her ten grandchildren, Kristia Hayes of Fort Washington, Md., whom she raised as her own daughter, Derreka Thomas (Travis) of Columbia, S.C., Keisha Haynes of Shelby, Deitra James of Huntsville, Ala., Tiana Haynes of Gastonia, Jonathan Haynes of Boston, Mass., Denzel Haynes of Charlotte, Bradley Haynes of Asheville, Dion Haynes of Shelby and Coraledra Haynes of Shelby; ten great-grandchildren, Tristan Hayes, Christian "London" Hayes, Brendan Hayes, Jy'naia Thomas, Kaitlyn Thomas, Carmen Thomas, Amir Haynes, Braelyn Haynes, Ti'Aisha Fullove and Kaleigh Haynes; a special niece, Sherri Grier; and a special nephew, Ryan Gingles; and a host of other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 3 to 3:30 p.m. at the church on Sunday.
Funeral Service: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Shiloh Baptist Church
Officiating: The Rev. Danté Murphy
Burial: Sunset Cemetery
Funeral Home: Enloe Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Online Condolences: www.enloes.net
231 North. Lafayette Street
Shelby, NC 28150
Published in Shelby Star on Sept. 28, 2013