East Funeral Home


Misha Pauline Havens

March 8, 1980September 5, 2021

With deepest sorrow and broken hearts, we announce that Misha Pauline Polk Havens, 41, of Texarkana, Texas, stepped peacefully into Heaven’s gates on September 5, 2021 with loved ones holding her hands and whispering prayers. She became a Christian at a young age and we rejoice that she is with Jesus now. Misha was born on March 8, 1980 in Texarkana, Texas but as a military daughter (and later a military wife) she moved around the globe until returning to Texarkana in 2006 to be near her family. She began a 13-year career at The Baptist Book Store where she made many lifelong friends and excelled at her job. Three years ago, Misha joined the team at Smith-Blair, Inc. where once again, she exceeded the expectations of her supervisors and took great pride in her job. Misha was always a loyal and faithful employee who could always be counted on to go above and beyond to get the job done. She loved her work family and they loved her. Misha had the most joyful spirit and contagious smile along with a special gift for always finding the proverbial silver lining in any situation. You could only feel happiness and joy when you were in her presence. She loved to make people laugh and considered it her mission to spread cheer and positivity wherever she was. Misha was outgoing, funny, compassionate, and vivacious and was fiercely loyal to her family and friends. Misha is survived by her husband, Earl Havens, step-children, Bradley and Fiona Havens, mother and step-father, Cindy and Larry Ford, father, Nate Polk, sister, Sarah Jirkovsky, maternal grandparents, Jan and Sam Griffin, paternal grandparents, Ann and Boyd Craig and many aunts, uncles, cousins and other family members. Misha also leaves behind a host of friends to cherish her memory but one special friend in particular who was her cruise buddy and more like a sister than a friend, Richanna Whitehead. Misha was preceded in death by her uncle, Steve Green. She will be profoundly missed by all who knew and loved her as evident in hundreds of social media posts, phone calls and messages. We, as her family, cherish them all. When you think of Misha, celebrate the good memories you have of her and live your life to the fullest as we know, that would make her smile. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your favorite charity in her honor. Due to the current Covid situation, no services are planned at this time.

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Mary Kennedy

September 14, 2021

I met Misha thru Richanna. The three of us went on a few cruises together. We always had a great time laughing, dancing, and playing trivia. Although I had not seen her in a little while, I am still in shock that she is gone. I am sure she is laughing and dancing in Heaven!

Terry Barnett

September 14, 2021

My dear, dear friend, this world is not as sweet as it was with you in it and as much as I miss you I wouldn't want you back from the presence of Jesus. I know that you are happier than ever being in Heaven with our Lord. I'm 73 and I know it want be too long until I join you. Until then you are loved, and you are missed. God bless your family as they deal with this overwhelming loss.

Terry Barnett, Baptist Bookstore

Terry McKellar

September 13, 2021

Remembering all the fun times we had at the Baptist Book Store. The times we did the Biggest Loser. The posts you shared. Your family is in my prayers.

Kathleen Crawford

September 12, 2021

I never got the chance to meet Misha in person but I did get to speak with her a couple of times when I spoke with my cousin Earl through video calls. She seemed like a really genuine, caring, warm individual with a big heart and I know she was the light in Earl's life. My sincerest condolences go out to Misha's family and my cousin Earl for their profound loss.

Bryan Lerew

September 8, 2021

I Met Misha thru T.O.P.S. She Was Such A Sweet Sweet Person, So Sad She Is Gone So Early in Life...She Lit up A Room Everytime She Entered One, She Will Be Greatly Missed....Rest in Peace Misha...We Will Love You Always!!!

Tina Tannehill-Curtis

September 8, 2021

I loved Misha! It is so true all the great things everyone has shared about her. She truly lit up a room……and was always smiling! I last visited with Misha in April when she dropped by to pick up her makeup. She had her sweet Fiona with her and they were having a fun girl day! She was so proud of her family. She loved everyone she met. She was a joy to work with. A treasured soul. RIP Misha❤️

Deana Washington

September 7, 2021

I enjoyed working with Misha at the bookstore. Her laugh was contagious and was a fun and out going person. Her family will be in our prayers.

Richanna Whitehead

September 7, 2021

Simply the BEST ❤️My life has been amazing by having you as my best friend ,thanks for loving me. God I know Misha is singing in heaven ❤️

Christa Lawrence

September 7, 2021

I met Misha through Richanna and a mutual love for pretty jewelry. She was always smiling and radiant. I know that heaven is a brighter place because she is there, and I figure for her heaven must look like the most beautiful beach you can imagine. Rest in love my friend. For her mom, husband, and Richanna, as well as the rest of the family, I pray that you feel God's love wrapped around you at this time giving you peace.

Pam Hamilton

September 7, 2021

Misha was a very sweet person. Always cheerful. She will be missed at Smith Blair.