ForeverMissed
Funeral Service: Friday, July 3, 2020 at 1pm in W.E. Lusain Chapel #3.
Live Stream Friday, July 3, 2020 at Noon at www.Lusain.com

Interment: Zion Memorial immediately following service.

W.E. Lusain Funeral Home
249 6th Ave SW
Birmingham, AL 35211

The Tribute

Our mother, Rosie Pearl Parker Haynes, will be remembered for a hearty laugh, an inquisitive mind, and an unapologetic boldness. Mother was born on November 3, 1935 in Macon, Mississippi.  Charlie Jones and Linnie Dixon Jones welcomed her, the eldest daughter, into their rapidly expanding family. At an early age, she recognized that life was difficult and found solace in the church. The idea of a Heavenly Father, unfailing love, and acceptance sent her on a lifelong quest to know and be in a relationship with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Her curiosity and an undeniable belief in “something more” led her to leave home for Chicago, IL where she enrolled in nursing school. Circumstances led her back south settling in Homewood, AL where her mother and siblings had moved as well.

As a young adult, she flourished in her new surroundings becoming both a seamstress and certified cosmetologist. In her spare time, she’d DANCE, which she continued to do well into her 80’s. A great deal of her new life centered around Union Baptist Church. There she met and married Wade Allen Parker in 1956. Together they raised 8 children.Always the trailblazer, mother became one of her first peers to work outside the home. After a stint with Simon & McGillam and Mercy Hospital, her husband helped her secure a position with UAB’s Lister Hill Medical Library where she retired after 20-plus years of service.

After the death of our father, Wade Allen Parker, she met and married Leroy Haynes; to this union no children were born.

Mom was a longstanding member of Pleasant View Missionary Baptist and routinely fellowshipped with the seniors there even after joining Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist.

Mother was preceded in death by her parents; Charlie and Linnie; two husbands, Wade Allen and Leroy Haynes; four brothers, Rosie B (Sonny), Willie C, Curtis, and Bobby Lee Jones; one sister Lillie Pearl Green; two daughters, Gloria Jean Crum and Jacqueline Jeanette Parson; two grandsons, Ronald Brock Jr. (Punkin) and Patrick Crum.

Her legacy will live on through; six children, Larry James Parker, Carolyn Y. Davis (Charles), Monte Pope (Denise), Birmingham, AL, Cheryl D. P. Jones (Gregory), Clay, AL; Balenca P. Charleston (Charles), Arlington, TX; & Antoinette M. Jarrett (Edward), Lewisville, TX.

Thirteen grandchildren: Anthony, William & Michelle Crum, Pasadena, CA; Essex Parker, Ingrid Brock, Brandon L. Davis, and Tiffany Pope-Watson, Birmingham, AL; Kody Charleston, Trey A. Peterson, and Gabrielle Jarrett, Dallas, TX; Kryshawna Charleston, Houston, TX; Shevrick Parker, Atlanta, GA; LaNesha Battle, Reno, NV; and eighteen great grandchildren.

One brother; Charlie Jones (Mary), one sister; Spencie Washington, Birmingham, AL; two sisters-in-law; Lucille Jones, Birmingham, AL and Janice Williams Chapman (Charles) Middletown, Ohio and son-in-law Charles Parson (Jacqueline Parson; deceased) a host of nieces, nephews and relatives.

Elbert Hubbard once said that, “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” That was mother and Dorothy Perdue for over fifty years; Ola Parker her sister-in-law over sixty-years, and a thirty-plus year friendship with Mrs. Wilhelmina Miles. We are sure that Ms. Perdue and Mrs. Miles will miss her in their own way, and they will never forget her laughter.Thank you, Ms. Perdue, and Mrs. Wilhelmina Miles for being our mother’s friends.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Rosie Haynes . We will remember her forever.
Posted by Antoinette Jarrett on July 9, 2020
Mom, Thank you for being larger than life --fully human and fully faithful to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. You gave us your best at all times. Because of you, I: learned to seek God, received an insane work ethic, live life to the fullest, and seek excellence. Balenca said, "No matter what the relationship, with very few exceptions, a mother is a person's first love." You were my first love, my fashion icon, my guide to being an independent woman. As with all mothers, there were days I didn't understand you and other days when you'd speak one word and make the whole world make sense again. My grief, my tears are for myself and those who will miss your prescence. However, I rejoice in you having completed your race. You ran hard. You ran fast. You endured. Now, my love, go receive your crown. Always, Antoinette
Posted by Jonathan Kelly on July 5, 2020
My heart is heavy hearing about her passing. Only kind thoughts of her are in my remembrance. Ms Pearl will truly be missed.
Posted by Cheryl Jones on June 30, 2020
Mother I know that you are in heaven now and I am so happy for you, because you had begun to get weary. I love that you gave me this spirit I have inside of me too, “just try it, you can do it.”I believe, because of you. I remember one of our last conversations you told me that, “I can’t help it, it’s just in me!” I know mother it is in me as well. Take your rest Ms. Pearl. Love Cheryl

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Posted by Antoinette Jarrett on July 9, 2020
Mom, Thank you for being larger than life --fully human and fully faithful to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. You gave us your best at all times. Because of you, I: learned to seek God, received an insane work ethic, live life to the fullest, and seek excellence. Balenca said, "No matter what the relationship, with very few exceptions, a mother is a person's first love." You were my first love, my fashion icon, my guide to being an independent woman. As with all mothers, there were days I didn't understand you and other days when you'd speak one word and make the whole world make sense again. My grief, my tears are for myself and those who will miss your prescence. However, I rejoice in you having completed your race. You ran hard. You ran fast. You endured. Now, my love, go receive your crown. Always, Antoinette
Posted by Jonathan Kelly on July 5, 2020
My heart is heavy hearing about her passing. Only kind thoughts of her are in my remembrance. Ms Pearl will truly be missed.
Posted by Cheryl Jones on June 30, 2020
Mother I know that you are in heaven now and I am so happy for you, because you had begun to get weary. I love that you gave me this spirit I have inside of me too, “just try it, you can do it.”I believe, because of you. I remember one of our last conversations you told me that, “I can’t help it, it’s just in me!” I know mother it is in me as well. Take your rest Ms. Pearl. Love Cheryl
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