On January 6, 2007, the Heavens' gates opened up to receive Idell Marie Haynes.
Idell was born January 13, 1939, in Homer, LA. She moved to Galveston, Texas with her family and attended Central High School, where she graduated with the class of 1958. She began her career at the St. Mary's Hospital and retired after 42 years of service as a dietary supervisor.
She leaves to cherish memories, a devoted husband of 47 years, McKinley Haynes, Jr. of Galveston; two wonderful sons, Kenneth Haynes (Errhonda) of Fresno, TX; Danny Haynes (Felicia) of Texas City, TX; loving daughter, Sherrill Avery of Baytown, TX; thirteen grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; sister, Margeree Wilson; nephews, Rev. Johnny "Ricky" Wilson of Huntsville, AL, Warren "Tex" Wilson of Colorado Spring, CO and Joseph Wilson of Texas City, TX; a host of other relatives and friends.
Viewing will begin at 4PM on Friday, January 12th, followed by a wake service from 7-8PM at E. R. Johnson Family Mortuary.
A service celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 13, 2007, at the St. John Baptist Church with Pastor Louis Simpson, Jr., officiating. She will be laid to rest in Lakeview Cemetery.