“In life we have pleasures with our loved ones, we have sorrows and joy; but thank God for the memories death cannot destroy” Again death has invaded the ranks of the Hines and Lloyd family, carrying away our beloved daughter, grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and friend, Rosie Marie Hines.
Rosie Marie Hines, daughter of the late Pastor Joseph Nathan Lee Hines and Mrs. Flora Mae (Lloyd) Hines was born February 3, 1956, in Benton Harbor, MI.
Rosie attended Boyton (Bull Dogs) Elementary School, Benton Harbor Jr. High, and graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1974. After graduating she attended Lake Michigan College, following her high school sweetheart, basketball player, James Boyd. She then followed James Boyd to Edenborough State College in Pennsylvania. Upon arriving on campus, she met Michael Taylor. Rosie and Michael’s relationship grew and resulted in the birth of their only child, the late Michquel Hines-Taylor. From there, Rosie attended Arizona State University. She was always considered one of the brighter Hines.
Rosie returned to Benton Harbor in the early 80s. She worked for Benton Harbor Area Schools and Whirlpool Corp. Rosie met Darryl McClinton and shared a beautiful relationship for nearly 30 years. Together they helped rear Michquel’s children, especially her oldest grandchild, DeAnthony, and second grandchild, DeVawn. Rosie life forever changed after the passing of Darryl in 2020.
To know Rosie, you’ve met genuine love. Rosie was very generous and was always giving of her substance. She loved to talk and never lost a debate unless she was speaking with another Hines. Those conversations ended in stalemates.
Rosie accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at a young age and was baptized by the late Pastor C. M. Jones Sr. at Beautiful Gate Baptist Church in Benton Harbor MI. Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6. Rosie’s father, the late Rev. Joe Hines served as the Pastor of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church; where she often found her way to the church to hear her mother sing and her father preach a sermon. She later reconfirmed her faith and was baptized by Pastor Bill Bubar at the EFC Chapel in St. Joseph, MI.
Rosie has fought a good fight, she finished her course, and she kept the faith: 2 Timothy 4:7 Rosie departed this life on April 27, 2022; five months following the devastating loss of her only child, Michquel Hines Taylor-Oladipo and eleven months following the painful passing of her oldest brother, N L Hines. “Sho-Nuff” there was a reunion on April 27th, reuniting with her father, Pastor Joe Hines; her paternal grandparents, Staten and Truelove Hines; her maternal grandparents, Dan and O.C. Lloyd,; and her beloved siblings, Shirley (age 3), and Lee Nathan (six months); uncles and aunts that helped rear her, uncles, Lee Dale Lloyd, Adell Lloyd, Doug Hines, Sam London, and Epson Johnson, Sr.; aunts, Rosie Glasper, Martha Brady, Alberta Buels, Truelove London, and Irene Johnson; her cousins, James Johnson, Rosalyn London, Leon Lloyd Sr., Adelle Lloyd, Davis Powell Lloyd, Renell Buels, and Dondrell Buels.
Rosie leaves to cherish her memory her mother, Flora Mae Hines (age 95); her siblings, Staten Hines, Daisy Hines, Eugene (Joyce) Hines, Pastor James (Leontyne) Hines, and Steve Hines (Queen); three grandsons: Garrett-DeAnthony Govain, DeVawn Nolan and Noah Nolan; six great-grandchildren, Garrett-DeAnthony Govain III; Kamani Brown-Govain; Khloei Gain; Khalea Govain; Jamar Nolan and Gia Nolan; her son-in-love, Kehinde Oladipo; her aunts, Ocsie Parker and Doris Applewhite; her nieces, Nichole Farmer; Meosha (Isaac) Hines, Ebony Johnson, Eunisha (Willie) Jones, Eushanda Hines, Shyann Hines, Steisha Hines, and Alyse Hines; her nephews, Philip Hines, Mark Hines, Eugene Hines Jr., Joseph Hines, and Stedman Rogers; and a host of cousins and friends, and Michael Taylor, the father of her child.
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