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Leatha Haynesworth

Leatha Haynesworth

October 24,1958-January 7,2018

Services for Mrs. Leatha Haynesworth will be held 2:00pm, Saturday January 13,2018 At New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church (Sumter,Sc). Interment will follow in Bradford Cemetery. Mrs. Haynesworth will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service. A public visitation will be held on Friday, January 12,2018 from 6-7:30 pm at Kingdom Believers Church (621 W Liberty St Sumter,Sc).


Early Monday morning on January 8, 2018, God in His infinite wisdom, dispatched angels around our departed, while she was sleeping, to bring her home to gain eternal life. Leatha Mae Bracey Haynesworth, affectionately known as "Lee" was born on October 24, 1958. She was the oldest child born to Susan Lee Rose Bracey and the late Robert Lee Bracey. She was united in Holy Matrimony on August 10, 1978 to the late Bennie Haynesworth and to this union they had four children. They were married for twenty-four (24) years. "Lee" as she was affectionately called, was educated in the public schools of Sumter County, South Carolina. At an early age she joined New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. She was the co-owner of Alston and Alston Taxi services for over twenty (20) years, where she was very well known as the "Cab Stand Lady." "Lee" was known for being caring, giving, and a very loving woman with a heart of gold. In addition to her spouse, Bennie; she was also preceded in death by: her father, Robert Lee; one sister, Henrietta Bracey; her mother-in-law; father-in-law; brother-in-law; and both her maternal and paternal grandparents. Letha Mae Bracey Haynesworth leaves to cherish her precious memory: her four children, Gary Bracey, Bennie Haynesworth, Shenae Haynesworth, and Shanika Haynesworth, all of Sumter, SC; her mother, Susan Lee Rose Bracey; nine grandchildren, Justice, Khalic, Gary, Kamon, Bennie, Bennie, Jr., Antanae, Tyrek, and Malaysia; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Bracey, of Cleveland, OH; two sisters, Susan (Billy) Ross and Stephanie Bracey, both of Sumter, SC; three aunts, Alice Bracey, Nancy Rose, both of Sumter, SC, and Jean Worthy, of Atlanta, GA; two uncles, John (Wilhemenia) Rose, of Sumter, SC and Kevin (Cisa) Bracey, of Queens, NY; three sisters-in-law, Vermell H. Wells, Abbie Haynesworth, both of Sumter, SC, and Lue Elizabeth Haynesworth, of Catherine, AL; two brothers-in-law, Gipson (Inether) Haynesworth, of Georgetown, SC and John (Lou) Haynesworth, of Sumter, SC; godsons, Brandon Scarborough, Lester Reed, and Anthony Reed, all of Sumter, South Carolina; three special cousins, Andi Shaw, Viola Magazine, and Loretta Horace, of Sumter, SC; six very special and close friends, Eric Davis, Gloria Scarborough, Clara Damon, Ann McCain, Joann Tindal, and Shirley Clavon, all of Sumter, SC. "Lee" had a very special a close relationship with her nieces, Akira, Ameka, Ashley, and Trinity; her nephews, Arnteyus "Jay" Ross, Breion Ross, and Billy Ross, Anthony Haynesworth and Andre Haynesworth,all of whom she helped raise and spent special quality time with them as being the "Favorite Auntie." She also leaves to cherish a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and caring friends, all of whom she loved with her whole heart.

R. Sweatman of Decatur on January 15, 2018 at 9:34am

"My condolences to the family in the loss of your dear loved one. May you be comforted by the scripture found at Psalm 94:19 which says; "When anxieties overwhelmed me. You (God) comforted and soothed me". And the wonderful promise at Psalm 68:20; The true God is for us a God who saves; And Jehovah the Sovereign Lord provides escape from death. These scriptures can strengthen and comfort you during this sad time. For more comfort please visit our website: and view the video; Is There Hope for the Dead?"

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