Lueretha Haynes

Lueretha Haynes

March 22, 1932 – October 14, 2023

Lueretha Haynes, affectionately called Honey, entered the world on March 22, 1932, in Shuqualak, MS, to parents Claudie and Geneva Cotton. She tied the knot with John W. Haynes on October 25, 1949, and together, they welcomed six children—Helen, Jewel, Roy, Johnny, Marvin, and Verna—into their lives, along with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In 1953, Lueretha, John W., and their young family relocated to Omaha. Lueretha devoted many years to her roles as a domestic housekeeper and later as a dedicated employee at Lutheran Hospital’s laundry department for a quarter of a century until her well-deserved retirement. A devout member of St. Mark Baptist Church in Omaha, Nebraska, Lueretha cherished spending time with her grandchildren, family, and friends. Known for her resilience, straightforwardness, and honesty. Honey left a lasting impact on everyone she encountered. She will be remembered for her home cooked meals that always brought the family together. She was the life of “Our” party, enjoyed a good celebration, and loved to dance. She touched the heart of all who knew her and will be immensely missed by her family.
On Saturday morning, October 14, 2023, Lueretha bid farewell to this life. She was preceded in death by her parents, Claudie and Geneva Cotton; her beloved husband, John W. Haynes; her sons: Roy, Johnny, and Marvin; grandsons, Marcell and Jarrell; siblings: Edna Pearl, I.V., Mamie, Jack, Elsie Mae, Curtis, and Claudie.
Lueretha is survived by her three daughters: Helen (John), Jewel, Verna, Jessica (Thad), and Johnetta; two sons, Jesse and Johnny. Her legacy also includes fourteen grandchildren, forty-two great-grandchildren brother, Randolph; sisters: Troy (Tom), Hazel, Dorothy Jean (Roy); and a multitude of family and friends who will deeply miss her vibrant presence.

Funeral Service: Saturday, October 21, 2023, 10:00 a.m., West Center Chapel. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery.


  • Trinity United Methodist Church Posted October 19, 2023 11:02 am

    Thursday, October 19, 2023
    Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. (John 16:22)
    To the Family of the late Mrs. Lueretha Cotton-Haynes: We, the Pastor, and membership of the Trinity United Methodist Church extend our deepest and heartfelt sympathy. We stand with you in humble submission to the will of the Heavenly Father to call home his saint. We stand in prayful support of the family! Especially our members, Min. & Mrs. Roy and Dorothy Nunn. Family remember her smile, her laughter, the lessons she taught to you all. Share your memories of her with one another. Your Pastor and the Trinity United Methodist Church Family continues to lift you all before the Lord for strength and comfort. Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted (Matthew 5:4)
    Humbly Submitted
    Rev. LaRon S. Stover, Pastor
    Trinity United Methodist Church Leaders and Congregation

  • Carson W. Henry Jr. Posted October 19, 2023 5:14 pm

    To the family of Mrs, Haynes, words can’t express the sorrow I feel. I just want to let the family know that I stand with you at this time….

  • Alonzo Bristol Posted October 19, 2023 8:27 pm

    My heart grieves for my aunt. She is now in paradise with the king and all of her loved ones who have preceded her.

  • Betty Newson-Dortch Posted October 20, 2023 11:19 am

    May God be with us all with love😥❤🙏

  • Melanie Vasser Posted October 20, 2023 6:30 pm

    Prayers to the family, Love You so much Ms Luretha! Miss you so much have a blast with John D

  • Bernice cotton Posted October 21, 2023 8:56 am

    Your in God’s care 🙏 ♥️ will miss you hear see you on the other’s ideas

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