OBITUARY

Donna Ann Haynes

December 19, 1958February 27, 2019

Donna Ann Haynes, 60, of Dallas, Texas, went home to be with her Lord Jesus on February 27, 2019 at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in McKinney, TX due to complications with pneumonia. She passed peacefully, surrounded by her family.

Donna is survived by her husband Donnie Haynes, daughter Christin and son-in-law Joshua O’Farrell, son Benjamin Haynes and fiancé Candace, daughter Danielle and son-in-law Jacob Dufrene, grandchildren Liam, Jameson, Coy and Viviann, mother Patricia Cundiff, and sister Cathi Cundiff Fogarty.

Born on December 19, 1958 in Versailles, Kentucky to Donald and Patricia (Grossenbach) Cundiff, Donna graduated from Woodford County High school. She went on to get a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky and her Masters in Nursing from Washington State University, Pullman, Washington.

Donna met her husband Donnie while working as a nurse at his father’s clinic in Lexington, Kentucky. She captured his heart the moment he laid eyes on her. After a brief period of dating, the two were married on August 22, 1981. They immediately moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where Donnie attended Oral Roberts University. After his graduation, the young couple moved to Dallas Texas where they served on the ministry staff at Word of Faith for four years. In 1989, Donna and Donnie moved to Pullman, Washington where they served Calvary Christian Center for ­­25 years. In the fall of 2015, the Haynes’ returned to the Dallas area to establish the Word of Life Ministry Center.

Besides serving alongside her husband in the ministry, Donna was an accomplished nurse who was known for her excellence and vision. She had a long and successful career as a leader in the nursing field. Most recently she worked for Health Stream of Nashville, TN in Resuscitation and Simulation, as a Nurse Recruiter for the US Department of Veteran of Affairs in Dallas Texas, and as a Nurse Educator and Recruiter at Pullman Regional Hospital in Pullman, WA.

Married to the love of her life for over 37 years, she and Donnie raised three beautiful children. Donna was absolutely devoted to her husband and children. She was a wife who supported, respected and loved her husband unconditionally and a mother who always involved herself in every detail of her children’s lives, providing them with wings to fly as she cheered on their successes.

Donna Ann Haynes was a blessing to all who were acquainted with her. Her leadership and beautiful spirit changed those who were privileged to know her. A woman of strong faith, Donna walked out her belief in the goodness and love of her Lord Jesus with a real passion to serve her community.

Hers was a life blessed and beautifully lived.

Flowers can be sent to: c/o: Donna Ann Haynes Celebration of Life Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Lewisville Cabana Room 785 State Highway 121, Lewisville, Texas, 75067

Sympathy Cards can be mailed to: 3509 E Park Blvd Ste220-100 Plano, TX 75074

Online donations can be made In Memory of Donna Ann Haynes Designation: Baylor Scott & White Health - McKinney

Services

  • Celebration of Life Sunday, March 3, 2019
REMEMBERING

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Afton Dickerson

March 14, 2019

She was a strong, smart, and beautiful woman! She will certainly be missed.

Rondell Derooy

March 10, 2019

Paster Donny my heart aches for you and your family. I pray for peace and miss Donna taught me so much about family and was a teacher from Christ. She saw the ANGELS. So sorry for your loss. I have found memories of you opening your arms to my family
Rondell DeRooy

Cecil Watts

March 6, 2019

I'm greatly saddened to hear this terrible news. I knew Donna from Versailles, KY, having been a friend and classmate thru high school. I remember her as a beautiful, caring and vibrant person who seemed to never know a stranger. It seems she led a very rich and fulfilling life and I know she will be greatly missed by family and friends everywhere.
My sincerest condolences and prayers during this difficult time.

Cecil Watts
WCHS Class of '76

Sam Faulkner

March 6, 2019

Donna was such a pivotal person in my life. She and Donnie used to come into my place of work on Sundays when I was a waitress. I was a complete stranger and she showed me nothing but absolute kindness. She took a special interest in my life and guided me when I didn't know what direction I wanted to go in school. She helped me get job shadows, encouraged me to get my CNA license, and eventually helped me get a job in the hospital where she worked, where I was guided and further mentored into becoming a nurse. Today I am an RN in the Intensive Care Unit and she is the entire reason I have been able to succeed. For most people, a simple smile and kind words to their waitress is enough. For Donna, she changed my life. I am so heartbroken to hear she is no longer in this world, but I know that she impacted every person in such a profound way and we are so blessed to have had her here at all. I am incredibly sorry for the your loss. If I am able to move forward in life and carry even a sliver of the kind of woman Donna was, I would consider myself fortunate.

Robin Morgan

March 6, 2019

We are so sad to hear of Donna's passing. My heart breaks for you!
Love you Pastor Donny!
Robin and Michael

Pebble Arnick

March 4, 2019

Hi Pastor Donnie, My deepest condolences for you and your families loss. She was both beautiful inside and outside. I am praying for you that you experience the Greatness of God’s peace during this chapter of your life. You are not alone Pastor Donnie my prayer is that the many lives you have selflessly poured into will now be there for you to pray you through. God Bless You and you Family! Pebble Arnick from Pullman, Washington

Jim and Janice Cowin

March 3, 2019

We are so sorry to hear of Donna’s passing! She was such a beautiful woman of God, inside and out. She set a wonderful example of a wife and mother loving her family fiercely. We are praying for the whole family. We love you!

Jim and Janice Cowin

Arthur Wilder

March 3, 2019

Pastor Donnie and family,
our hearts go out to you as we share this moment of life with you.We dearly love you and are releasing God’s goodness, favor, compassion and comfort to your lives. Our every remembrance of Sister Donna is precious and filled with honor and respect! We are grieving with you and yet rejoicing in her amazing and final promotion! Know that we love you and that our hearts are with you!

Forever your friends and forever blessed by you,

Arthur, Chaney and family.

Laurie Willson

March 3, 2019

Dear Haynes Family,

We have a lot of pictures of adventures our kids had together- sports, fashion and learning to navigate life. I will look at them and remember Donna for her gracious ways. She invited our kids into your home and they felt loved. We are so very sorry for your loss of your precious wife, mother and grandma. God ‘s peace, courage and strength be yours. Celebrating Donna with you,
Steve and Laurie Willson

Samantha Mullen

March 3, 2019

So sorry to hear of Donnas passing. Donna and I were childhood friends we had lots of double dates and overnight sleepovers together. She was a great girl with lots of laughter and love. She will be missed. Please tell her mom and sister that Samantha Hogg Mullen from Versailles sends her prayers

FROM THE FAMILY