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Marybelle Haynes

December 3, 1947 — January 17, 2022

Marybelle Haynes, 74, of Huntersville, North Carolina, peacefully passed away on January 17th 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 before taking a full-time role at 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 to the 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, but thereafter she enjoyed continuing to lead prayer groups and book clubs, and to 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, her husband, Dennis and their children, Kali, Grace, and Thomas and by her son Mitch, 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.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to UMCOR at  A celebration of Marybelle’s life is being planned by the family for May 15th in Columbiaville, Michigan.

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