Esther W. Haynie

Esther W. Haynie

HEATHSVILLE—Esther Wilkins Haynie, 92, of Heathsville passed away November 7, 2023. 

She is survived by her son, Richard F. Haynie (Jessica); sisters-in-law, Virginia Mae Wilkins and June Wilkins; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and her faithful four-legged companion, Lillie.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman G. Wilkins and Elsie B. Wilkins; husband, Francis L. Haynie; and three brothers, Clem Wilkins, Louis Wilkins and Harold Ray Wilkins. 

Esther worked side by side her husband in their business, Haynie’s Boatyard, oystering, crabbing and fishing. She was a loving mother and very self reliant. She will be greatly missed. 

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 12, at Smithland Baptist Church, Heathsville. Interment followed the service in the church cemetery. Family received friends one hour prior to the service at the church. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Mid-County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 33, Heathsville, VA 22473; Northumberland County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1, Reedville, VA 22539; or Callao Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 85, Callao, VA 22435.