Ethyline Inez Haynes

December 25, 1953 ~ April 10, 2020 (age 66)

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Ethyline Inez Haynes was born on December 25, 1953 to Bertha K. Haynes and Leon Nash in Kansas City, MO. She transitioned for entry into the gates of Heaven on April 10, 2020. 

Ethyline, known as “T-Baby” by family and friends, was a very sweet, sensitive, compassionate, funny, outgoing and fun-loving person with a beautiful smile. She loved God and her family with a passionate and strong spirit. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and could always make you smile and laugh. No matter how your day was going, she had a knack for making you feel better. She loved to dance and host parties to celebrate special occasions with music, good food and lots of joy and laughter. She also loved to play a good game of cards or dominoes. 

T-Baby began her walk in the Christian faith at the moment she entered the world. She loved worshipping God, often talked about his goodness and mercy and enjoyed visiting different churches throughout Kansas City. She was raised in a large family that exemplified a strong Christian environment. The family was led by her maternal grandparents, Rev. Jesse C. Smith, Sr. and Bertha West-Smith, with whom she spent the majority of her time as a child. She was also guided by the large “Smith West-Village” of aunts, uncles and others who taught her the “right” way to live and to “treat others the way she wanted to be treated”. As a result of this guidance, she positively touched many lives and was loved and respected by all she encountered. 

T-Baby lived her entire life in Kansas City, MO. She graduated from Central High School in the class of 1972. She began her professional career at the Green Duck Restaurant and Lounge as the main hostess and bar tender. She loved interacting with the public and made many friends there. She later accepted a position in Children’s Mercy Hospital’s food service department where she again fulfilled her desire to interact with the public and add to her enormous list of friends. She worked at Childrens Mercy for 25 years until she retired. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bertha K. Haynes and Leon Nash, maternal grandparents, Rev. Jesse C. Smith, Sr. And Bertha West-Smith; paternal grandparents Ophelia Nash and Joe Cole; 4 uncles, 5 aunts and several cousins in the Smith-West family and several relatives in the Nash family. 

T-Baby will be greatly missed and leaves to celebrate her homegoing; son, who she loved with all her heart, Ron James Haynes-Robinson (Deairra Wright), Kansas City, MO, and his father, James Harold Robinson, who remained a special friend over the years; sisters, Yvonne Turner and Margaret Alex, Kansas City, MO and Arlene Bell, Kansas City, KS; brother, Herbert Haynes, Kansas City, MO; grandchildren who she cherished, Xavion Thomas, Kansas City, KS, Zaire Haynes, and Breairra Everage, Kansas City, MO, aunts, Elizabeth Davis, Denver, CO, and Hattye Sexton, Kansas City, MO; best friend, Gaylynn Wilson, Darryl Reliford and Jamie McClendon; and a multitude of other relative and friends. 

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