January 29, 1943 – August 14, 2023
It is with heavy hearts that we the Haynes, Johns, Blake, White and Gibson families announce the passing of a beloved mother, grandmother, and dedicated educator, Eva Haynes, who left us on August 14, 2023. She was born in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County, Liberia, on January 29, 1943, and her departure leaves a void in the lives of those who were fortunate enough to know her.
Eva Johns Haynes was a woman of unwavering love and compassion, touching the lives of many through her roles as a devoted mother and grandmother. She cherished her role as a mother, guiding her three sons through life’s ups and downs with boundless care and wisdom. Olu, Wilbur and Varney Haynes were her pride and joy, each carrying forward her legacy of love.
A graduate of the Booker Washington Institute (BWI) in Kakata, Margibi County, Liberia and Cuttington College and Divinity School (now Cuttington University College) in Suakoko, Bong County, Liberia, Eva devoted her life to learning. As a dedicated educator and author, Eva Johns Haynes made her mark within the Houston County Public School System, illuminating the path to knowledge for countless students over the years. With patience and understanding, she fostered a love for learning that continues to thrive in the hearts of those she taught.
Eva Johns Haynes was not only a beacon of knowledge but also a pillar of strength within her community. Her kindness, empathy, and generosity were boundless, creating a ripple effect of positivity that touched everyone fortunate enough to cross her path. Her legacy of love and giving will forever inspire those who knew her.
Beyond her professional and familial accomplishments, Eva Johns Haynes found joy in the simple pleasures of life. Whether tending to her plants, enjoying the warmth of a good book, painting or sharing laughter with friends, she embraced every moment with grace and gratitude guarded by her prayerful attitude.
She was predeceased by her parents Julius Caesar Johns and Esther Ethel Blake Johns, her sisters, Juliette Johns, Maude Fredericka Johns (Teta), Esther Ethel Johns, Victoria Cecelia Johns Griffiths, Irene Johns and Ethel Johns, her brothers, Walter Johns, Wesley McNeil Johns, Julius Cassar Johns, William Johns and Moses Kron Yangbe. She is survived by her loving sons and their families: Olu Haynes and his wife Fay, along with their children Christophe and Olivia Haynes; Wilbur Haynes and his wife Lorraine, along with their children Danielle, Mackenzie, and Willow Haynes; and Varney Haynes and his wife Ibeth, along with their son Matthew Haynes. Eva Johns Haynes is also survived by her step-children Michael Haynes, Ronald Haynes, Andrea Haynes, Wendell Haynes, Kenyetta Haynes, and Logann Haynes, and their families. Additionally, Eva Johns Haynes is survived by her sister, Sarah Mabel Johns Tejan, many nieces and nephews, who were touched by her warmth and care.
Friday, September 1, 2023
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Heritage Memorial Funeral Home
701 Carl Vinson Parkway
Warner Robins, GA 31093
Tel: 478 202 2722
Family and friends are invited to gather to honor her memory, share stories, and find solace in each other’s company.
Saturday, September 2, 2023
All Saints Episcopal Church
1708 Watson Blvd
Warner Robins, GA 31093
Tel: 478 923 1791
Those unable to attend can view the live event on Facebook at the following link:
As we say our final goodbyes, let us remember Eva Johns Haynes for the love she shared, the lives she touched, and the legacy of compassion she leaves behind. May her soul find eternal peace and may her memory forever be a source of comfort and inspiration to us all.
Olu Haynes 203 848 0680
Remmie Griffiths Juwle 678 451 3523
Patricia Griffiths Sayeh 404 925 2197
Esther Eastman Greene 571 373 7326
J. Wesley Johnson 561 352 5512
Fidel V. Johns 231 886 512736
Courtyard Warner Robins
589 Carl Vinson Parkway
Warner Robins, GA 31088
Ask for the Haynes Family Funeral Room Block rate $119.00 plus taxes
Deadline for reservation is August 24, 2023