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Melvin Haynes

Melvin Buchanan Haynes

Thursday, December 19th, 1940 - Wednesday, March 10th, 2021
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I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
121 Psalms

Wednesday, March 10, 2021, Melvin Buchanan Haynes, loving husband and father of two children, passed away at the age of 80.

Melvin Buchanan Haynes was born on December 19, 1940 in Norfolk, Virginia to James and Ethel (Smith) Haynes. He worked as a Tool & Die Maker in Stratford, Connecticut for over 30 years. On May 30, 1966, he married Ouida Williams. They raised two sons, Melvin Phillip and Michael Buchanan.

Melvin Buchanan Haynes loved God, his family, and friends. He took great pleasure in being a husband, father, brother, grandfather, and an uncle. Following relocation from New Haven, Connecticut to his home state of Virginia, Melvin reunited with the Shiloh Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, painting, cooking and most of all, auto repair. He taught himself to be extremely proficient in auto repair and was known to repair cars for friends and family when needed.

Melvin Buchanan Haynes was preceded by his father James Edward Haynes, Sr. and his mother Ethel (Smith) Haynes. He is survived by his wife, Ouida W. Haynes, two sons, Melvin Phillip Haynes (Laurie) and Michael Buchanan Haynes, one granddaughter, Olivia F. Haynes (daughter of Melvin Phillip Haynes), and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 18th, 2021 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Thursday, March 18th, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Graves Funeral Home
    1631 Church St.
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Service

    Friday, March 19th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Friday, March 19th, 2021 11:00am
    Shiloh Baptist Church- Norfolk
    745 Park Ave
    Norfolk, Virginia 23504
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  • Interment

    Roosevelt Memorial Park
    1101 Campostella Road
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
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Markese Benjamin

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To Mrs. Haynes, Phil and Michael, my deepest condolences. Rest is Paradise Mr. Haynes. Love Always
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Phil, Laurie & Olivia, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love yall!!
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Our sincere condolences to the Haynes family. Wishing you peace in this difficult time. We will remember Melvin always. Love you all, The Macklin's
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Mr. Haynes, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you all be filled with God's perfect peace during your time of bereavement.
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