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Debra Ellen Haynes

March 16, 1963 July 20, 2019
Debra Ellen Haynes
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Obituary for Debra Ellen Haynes

Rouse Funeral Home, Inc.
108 North Caswell Street
La Grange, NC 28551
252-566-3116

Debra E. Haynes
March 16, 1963-July 20, 2019

Kinston-Debra Ellen Haynes, 56, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019. Debra was born on March 16, 1963, in Newport News, Virginia to Betty Jane Rouse Haynes and the late Wilbur Greene Haynes, Jr.

Raised on a farm since the age of five, Debra had a heart for all animals. It wasn’t uncommon to see her riding down the path atop a beloved horse or looping tobacco in the barn. As she grew older, she also had a fondness for pigs and she accrued quite the collection. She never outgrew her love of animals, as was expressed in the ways she cared for her two dogs, Dixie and Maggie, and her cat, Oliver.

Talented in so many ways, Debra enjoyed sharing her unique gifts with others. She loved a good yard sale and would take the time to search through every box, looking for just the right piece. She could repurpose just about anything to give it new life and meaning. Debra was crafty and artistic, and took pride and pleasure in her painting and crafts.

Debra’s cooking was second to none. She would skim recipes to find the ingredients she most preferred, then take portions of several recipes and put together to make a unique dish. Her children would request their favorite dishes, like chicken potpie, meatloaf, chicken marsala, and macaroni and cheese. Debra’s favorites were tacos or just a plain old cheeseburger.

Debra was a one-of-kind lady. Her unique and quirky personality endeared her to everyone she met. With an outgoing and friendly persona, you didn’t have to be around her long before you recognized her sense of sarcasm and strong wit. Through any circumstance, Debra was always available with a listening ear and a supportive word. She intensely loved her family. Her children were her heartbeat and her grandbabies were the apples of her eye.

A service to celebrate and remember Debra’s life will be held at 7 pm on Tuesday, July 23, at Rouse Funeral Home. The family will receive friends in the hour before the service. A private interment will take place at Holy Innocents Church Cemetery.

In addition to her mother, Debra is survived by three children, Lindsay Langston Herring (Brent), Rachel Yarber (David), and Luke Yarber; three grandchildren, Connor, Madi, and Declan Herring; a brother, Wilbur Greene Haynes, III (Debbie); her significant other, Darrin Cink (D.C.); and four nephews.

In addition to flowers, contributions may be made in her honor to the Lenoir County SPCA, PO Box 1481, Kinston, NC 28503, and the American Heart Association, 3130 RDU Center Drive-Suite 100, Morrisville, 27560. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.


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Visitation

Tuesday

23

Jul

6:00 PM 7/23/2019 6:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/23/2019 7:00:00 PM
Rouse Funeral Home

108 North Caswell Street
La Grange, NC 28551-1725

Rouse Funeral Home
108 North Caswell Street La Grange 28551-1725 NC
United States

Service

Tuesday

23

Jul

7:00 PM 7/23/2019 7:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/23/2019 8:00:00 PM
Rouse Funeral Home

108 North Caswell Street
La Grange, NC 28551-1725

Rouse Funeral Home
108 North Caswell Street La Grange 28551-1725 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Heart Association

3130 RDU Center Drive-Suite 100
Morrisville, NC 27560

Lenoir County SPCA

P.O. Box 1481
Kinston, NC 28503
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