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Shirley Thelma Haynes

July 13, 1944 - November 15, 2020


3:00 PM Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg


2:00 – 3:00 PM on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg

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Shirley Thelma Haynes departed this life on November 15, 2020 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was born on July 13, 1944, the daughter of the late Stephen Vasco and Thelma Winnie Reaves.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Jesse Ray “Butch” Gardner and Richard Lee “Dickie” Reaves.

Shirley attended Dunbar High School and graduated Class of 1962. She worked for nine years at General Electric Company and Babcock & Wilcox (BWX) for 35 years. She was a member of the Jackson Street Methodist Church. Before her health declined, she enjoyed shopping, reading and spending time with her family and close friends. She will be remembered for her resilience, sense of humor, straightforwardness and most of all her love and dedication to her family, especially her two devoted sons.

Shirley leaves to honor and cherish her memory her two children, Paul John Haynes IV (Kimberly) of Lynchburg, Va., and Stephen Charles Haynes (Renae) of Tampa, Fla.; her sisters, Patricia Ann McCoy, Gladys Reaves Slayton; her brothers, Kenneth Wayne Reaves, Rev. Charles Reginald Reaves, and Stephen Vasco Reaves, Jr. all of Lynchburg, Va.; her  grandchildren, Johnathan Ratrice Greene of Columbus, Ga., Chantelle Alise Tankson III of Brooklyn, N.Y., Marquie Williams of Amherst, Va., Lissa J. Davis of Richmond, Va., Jordan D. Haynes of Lynchburg, Va., Le Joi Rayne Barber of Lynchburg, Va., Izaiah D. Graves of Lynchburg, Va. and nine loving great-grandchildren.

 A Celebration of Shirley’s life will be at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg with visitation one hour prior to service.

 Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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