The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Ellaville, Georgia. Reverend William Laster, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be held Monday, December 1, 2014 at 12:00 Noon in Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, Georgia.
Jerry was born on December 15, 1953 to Mattie Gardner Haynes and the late Dallas Haynes. Two brothers, Ernest Haynes and Robert McIntosh, preceded him in death. He was a 1972 graduate of John Lewis High School of Ellaville, Georgia. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was employed by Weyerhaeuser of Oglethorpe, Georgia as a Maintenance Worker.
Left to cherish his memory are his four children, Jerrold Cornell Lester (Tammi), Tampa, Florida, Kalisha Haynes, Amber Haynes, both of Decatur, Georgia, and Senay Larry Mann (Felix), Montezuma, Georgia; his mother Mattie Haynes, Ellaville, Georgia; nine grandchildren; five siblings, Carol Wells, Columbus, Georgia, Mary Storye (Milton), Martha Shelton, both of Ellaville, Georgia, Gloria Wright, Woodstock, Georgia, David McIntosh, Columbus, Georgia; sisters-in-law, Barbara Haynes, Ellaville, Georgia and Marsha McIntosh, Clayton, North Carolina; aunts and uncles, Elizabeth Haynes, Ellaville, Georgia, Sallie Haynes, Atlanta, Georgia, Ethel Haynes, Atlanta, Georgia, Mildred Gordon, Atlanta, Georgia, Mattie Lee, Decatur, Georgia, Mary Williams, Covington, Georgia, Lue Ellen Williams, Harry Haynes (Mattie), Atlanta, Georgia, James Haynes (Cora Lee) Ellaville, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including a devoted friend Deon Alexander, Decatur, Georgia.