"The Lord Giveth and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord" (Job 1:21). Sometimes, God lends the world His children only for a little while. No parent plans to bury his or her child but when God sends His Angels to bring His child home; much sooner than we planned, we'll brave the grief that comes and try to understand.
“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted.” Ecclesiastes 3:1-2
We gather to celebrate the life and legacy of a devoted son, father, brother, uncle, brother-in-law, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend, Robert Lee Haynes, Jr. He was affectionately called “RJ” by his family and friends. Some of his true friends called him “Wildboy” and “Bunz.” Robert Lee Haynes, Jr., was born on March 30, 1983, at Beaufort Memorial Hospital in Beaufort, SC to his parents, Janet Williams and Robert Lee Haynes, Sr.
He was educated in the Hampton County Public School system. At an early age, he joined Efferson Baptist Church. At the age of 17, he joined Job Corps of Bamberg, SC. Later on, he returned home and started working in construction and the landscaping field.
Robert, Jr., transitioned from his earthly home on Sunday, May 3, 2020, at Hampton Regional Medical Center, Varnville, SC.
His hobbies were fishing, landscaping, cooking, and joking around. He also enjoyed spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his adopted brother, Myron Davis; grandparents, Richard “Gus” Williams, Sr., Eddie Haynes, Sr., and Cora Haynes-Grant.
His memory will forever be cherished by: loving mother, Evangelist Janet Williams of Estill, SC; father, Robert Lee Haynes, Sr., of Varnville, SC; seven children, Tynaisha James of Varnville, SC, ZhiYanna and Marquez Haynes, and Jaiden Benton all of Fairfax, SC, Talik Haynes of Beaufort, SC, Serenity Haynes of Sylvania, GA, and Tahjanea Evans of Scotia, SC; grandmother, Florie Jane Williams of Estill, SC; siblings, Marcus Allen Haynes and Ashley (Qwinten) Buckner both of Varnville, SC; adopted siblings, Felecia Davis of Fairfax, SC, Tahkira Williams of Hampton, SC, Pastor George Lydell (First Lady Michelle) Mungin of Luray, SC, and Jvondra (Anthony) Creech of Varnville, SC; aunts, Ethel Priester, Nerva Edwards, Ida Haynes, and Melissa Loadholt all of Varnville, SC, Joyce Irene Williams of Estill, SC, Jacklyn Williams of Savannah, GA, Richie D. Williams of Grovetown, GA, and Janea Garvin of Summerville, SC; one uncle, Justin Garvin of Charleston, SC; and a host of great aunts, great uncles, cousins, and special friends.
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