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Shirley Wilson Haynes entered eternal life on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. She was born April 17, 1933 to Richard Wilson and Ruth Smith Doyle. She was educated in the New Orleans public school system. She met and married McGuffy Haynes. To this union was born Jerome Haynes, Sr. Shirley was a dedicated housewife and mother. She loved cooking and enjoyed family gatherings. Most of all she loved being with and taking care of her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Richard Wilson and Ruth Smith Doyle, her husband McGuffy Haynes, and her granddaughter Kristie Haynes; two sisters, Emma Doyle, Rose Drummer; two brothers, Nickie Doyle and Warren Sparks. She leaves to cherish her memories, her devoted son Jerome Haynes, Sr.; caring daughter -in-law Fay; one grandson Jerome Haynes, Jr.; two granddaughters, Brianne and Diamond Haynes; one loving sister Elgea Mae McKenzie; a caring cousin Nellie Caroway; a godfather Ronaldo Handy; a goddaughter Michelle Morris Magee; devoted friends Thelma Matthews and Eartha Towns, and a host of relatives and friends including the McKenzies, Haynes, Pattersons, and Caroways.
Due to the Government Social Distancing Guidelines, the family prepares for a private memorial ceremony on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at D. W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave., New Orleans, LA. Interment: Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign guestbook, leave well wishes, share memories and condolences for family. Arrangements entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Home New Orleans, LA