Celebration of Life For The Late Mrs. Ida Lou-Ethel Haynes Fishburne
“They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry. For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” II Timothy 4:4-7
Mrs. Ida Lou-Ethel Haynes Fishburne, affectionately known as Lou, was born on April 7, 1949 to the late Mr. Hercules Haynes & Leotha Smalls Haynes in Ridgeville SC. She answered the Masters call at 11:08am on December 26, 2020 at Colleton Medical Center.
She was educated in the public schools of Dorchester County. She was a graduate of Alston High School Class of 1967. She received her Associates Degree in Communication while living in New York. She began her career while working for Bell South and relocated to South Carolina and began working for AT&T Communication until she retired after 38 years of service.
She joined Sandhill United Methodist Church at an early age, where she was a member of the Celestial Choir, Usher Board, Finance Committee and United Methodist Women until her health began to fail. She was member of the Pride of Walterboro #189 Order of the Eastern Star and Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly #349 The Order of the Golden Circle of Ridgeville, SC. She was a Mother Advisor of the Mary B. Thomas Girls Youth Circle, Walterboro Chapter. She also served as a member of Sandhill/Canaan WEL Club (We Enjoy Life).
As her children went through health issues, she was always there to nurse them back to health, provide love, strength and encouraged her children to lean and depend on Jesus while she continued to pray and keep her family covered under the blood of Jesus. Ida never let her health issues stop her from living the life God blessed her with. Through every trial, she may have shed a few tears, but she never lost her joy, her faith, her praise, or her smile. Ida proved to everyone who knew her that LOVE was an action word.
Ida was joined in holy wedlock to the late Mr. Harvey Lee Fishburne on December 22, 1968. This union of 41 years created four children. Harvey and Ida were dedicated to raising their children to showing love at all times, and to making sure that everyone had not only what they wanted, but what they needed as well. They had many trials and tribulations but with the Lord’s Grace and Mercy they were able to remain strong in the Lord and allowed him to supply their every need.
She was proceeded in death by her parents: Mr. Hercules Haynes & Leotha Smalls Haynes, Siblings: Albert Haynes, Malachia Haynes, Anthony Haynes, and Gloria Nelson.
She Leaves to cherish her loving memory: Tasheena (Charles) Allen of Round O and Walterboro SC, Anthony Fishburne of Greenville SC, Brian Fishburne of Summerville, SC and Tawanna (Willie) Smalls of Summerville, SC. Grandchildren: Charles Anthony Allen, Chakieria Vangalee. Allen, Diamond Cooper, Briana Haynes, Scott Randall Simmons, TaShayla Simmons, Genesis Bonds, Jayden Ancrum, Kaden Floyd
Fishburne, Anthony Lamar David Lee Fishburne, Lincoln Nacir Malachi Fishburne. Adopted Great Grandchildren: Naveah Smith, Antonio Smith, Malachi Smith, Adrian Samuels, Ariana Frazier, Peyton Spells, and Harmonee Stephens Adopted daughter: Jacqueline Green, of Walterboro SC, Konia Haynes, of Cottageville, SC: Sisters: Mae (Don) Gleaton of Anniston Alabama, Gracie Perry of Ridgeville, SC. Brothers: Ronald Haynes of Ridgeville SC, Gary (Chico Moon) Haynes of Greenville, SC. Charlie (Suzette) Cochran of New York, Emmanuel Cochran of New York and Cassandra Hayes of Anniston Alabama. Sister-In Laws: Loretta Haynes of Ridgeville, SC, Marie Haynes of Summerville, SC. Brother-in-love: Jimmy (Elaine) Kiser of Round O, SC. Godchildren, Albert (Diane) Haynes of Augusta, GA, Travis (Jennifer) Perry of Fayettville, NC, Khalin (Gwen) Haynes of Summerville, SC, Asia Martin of Round O, SC. Donivan Gleaton of Ohio, Mellonea Gleaton of Atlanta, GA, and Ashley Lynah of Cottageville, SC: Special Relatives/Friends: Florence (Henry) Pinckney Geneatha (Tony) Williams, Terry (George) Deal, Cynthia (Nathaniel) Gant, Deloris (Johnny) Holmes, Margaret Chisolm, Eula Mclean, Gilbert (Jamecce) Pinckney, George Pinckney, Bernard (Geraldine) Pinckney, Gloria Cochran, Mary (Dot) Frasier , Mary Frazier, Ella Mungo, Barbra (John) Campbell, Birtie (Tony ) Cockrum, Vivian (Thornell) Thompson, Christine Smalls Miller, and Wilhelmina (Mimi) Green.
The Class of 1967 held a special place in her heart. We honor all of her classmates on today, however, we would like to acknowledge Shirley King , Louise Salters, Maize Morris, Catherine (Murray) Green, Kay Francis Nesbitt, Catherine Haynes, Fred Green, Robert Goodwine, Isreal Singleton, and Albert Glover for continuing to stand by her, pray for her, and encourage her throughout the years..
Ida developed lifelong friendships with many individuals, however the bond that she created with several of her AT&T Colleagues was never broken and we honor them today for being there for her throughout her illness. Special Friends: Lorraine Summers, Esther Lawrence, Lou Ellen Boyd, Vernell Green, Mary Veasy, Della Butler, and Catherine Brown.
She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends who will forever remember and cherish the legacy she left behind.
Travis Perry Albert Haynes Khalin Haynes Denard Perry James Perry Berlin Oliver
William Haynes Denson Gleaton Donivan Gleaton Derryck Gleaton Cedric Haynes Donald Haynes Aaron Nelson
The family of the Late Ida Lou Ethel Haynes Fishburne would like to thank Dr. Hugh Thompson, Tiffany and everyone at Roper St. Francis Physicians Partners Primary Care of Charleston, SC, Dr. Emavon and Fresenius Kidney Care of Walterboro, SC, Amedisys Home Health Care, especially Erica Brown in Walterboro, SC. and Personal Care Transport for the love, care, and support they provided over the course of thirteen years.
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