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Marybelle Haynes

Marybelle Haynes, 74, of Huntersville, North Carolina, peacefully passed away on January 17, 2021, surrounded by her family.

Marybelle was born on December 3rd, 1947 to Lon and Greta Milburn in Terre Haute, Indiana. After Marybelle graduated from State High School of Terre Haute in 1965, she pursued a degree in education at Indiana State University, graduating in 1968.

Marybelle married Michael Haynes in Terre Haute, Indiana in 1968.  They had two children, Angela Coleman of Davidson, North Carolina, and Michael (Mitch) Haynes of Portland, Oregon.

Marybelle was a high school and adult education teacher in the greater Flint, Michigan area until before eventually taking a full-time role within Hope United Methodist Church of Flint Township.  She was appointed as a Licensed Local Pastor to the Oregon United Methodist Church of Columbiaville, Michigan in 2006 as well as Elba United Methodist Church of Lapeer, Michigan in 2016.  Marybelle was passionate about her service to the church and enjoyed building a sense of goodwill and community with those that she met along her life’s journey.Marybelle retired from the ministry in 2018 and enjoyed continuing lead prayer groups, book clubs, play games and visit with her church community. She relocated to North Carolina in 2020.

Marybelle was preceded in death by her husband Michael, and her parents Lon and Greta. She is survived by her daughter, Angela and her husband Dennis with their children Kali, Grace, and Thomas.  Her son Mitch and his wife Michelle and their children Aidan, Evan, and Sydney. She is also survived by her brother Lon and his wife Pam and Lon’s sons Ryan and Kurt.

A celebration of Marybelle’s life is being planned by the family for May 15th in Columbiaville, Michigan.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to UMCOR at https://umcmission.org/

Words of sympathy can be given online at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, http://www.raymerfh.com/

Last Updated on October 31, 2023

The Michigan Conference