Vivienne E. Haynes
Vivienne E. Haynes
  • June 4, 1937 - October 18, 2017
  • Clearwater, Florida

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Vivienne Haynes, age 80, went home peacefully to the Lord on October 18, 2017. She was born in Mt. Prospect, in the Parish of Manchester, in Jamaica, where she grew up with her brothers and sisters. Vivienne was born to Stanford and Teresa Wright, who were both well respected and loved in the town. Vivienne worked hard to provide for her children and family, persevering through many obstacles and hardships, but it was her fortitude, vitality and her love of the Lord that gave her strength, even to help those in need. It was from this foundation and loving kindness that Vivienne had granted us the opportunity to become the people we are today.

Vivienne believed in the value of a good education, and was dedicated to her studies. She excelled at Huntley High school, receiving high marks and was recognized for her accolades. Vivienne maintained her commitment to academics, as she pursued studies in nursing. She received certificates in adult patient care and Home health care. Together with her caring nature and love of people, Vivienne went on to use her skill to practice private nursing and eventually open an Adult Congregational Living facility in 1990.

Vivienne’s personal interests led to the publication of two records, and with her love of fashion, she designed and created clothing for several fashion shows. She was so outgoing that she co-created the Jamaican-American Association in Safety Harbor Florida. Vivienne has been an active member of New Beginning Community Church for several decades to which she had said she “prayed to live long enough to worship in the new church home”.

Vivienne had married and survived her husbands’ Gersham Brown (deceased) and Harmon Haynes (deceased). She is survived by her brothers, Carlton, Enos and Lowen Wright and sisters Louise “Sadie”, Dimples Owen and Marva Wilson. She is the beloved mother of six children, Chanis Ekanem, Jacquline Sinclair, Donna Myers-Camara, and Jerome, Lori and Megel Brown. She also leaves behind six grandchildren, three great- grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and many more relatives and close friends.

Our hearts are full of love and gratitude to all of you for all that you have brought into our homes. You have called, visited, prayed and performed services of many kinds. Each expression of sympathy has been a source of comfort. Through it all we are truly thankful to God for his goodness and tender mercy. Thank you, for we could not bear this burden alone. May God bless and keep you.

There will be a repast following the services at Mt Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 1012 Pennsylvania Ave

Clearwater, FL 33755.