Donnie Greg Hines was born on December 1, 1951 to the late Mr. Jessie Raymond and Mrs. Daisy Lee Moore Hines. He departed this life on May 12, 2021 at Tippah County Hospital.
At an early age, Donnie professed his hope in Christ at Ball Hill Baptist Church, where he was a member until death.
Donnie graduated from Walnut High School in 1970. After graduating, he went to Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville, MS, graduating with a degree in air conditioning and refrigeration. In July 1973, he enlisted in the United States Army, where he served honorably for three years. After serving in the military, he moved to Flint, MI, where he worked at General Motors. Later, he returned to Mississippi and got a job at Biltrite.
He was joined in holy matrimony on May 19, 1973 to Gretchen Alexander Hines. To this union two children were born, Donnita Alexandria and Elke Kenyatta. He was also a loving father to his son, Re’Zean Prather.
Donnie was the life of the party. Wit was his natural talent. It was with that wit that he served as disc jockey at WCSA 1260 AM.
He leaves to cherish his memories his children, Elke (Reggie) Lipsey of New Albany, MS and Re’Zean Prather of Ripley, MS; his grandchildren, Niautica Amari, Khristian Alexander, and Evanni Alexandria Perry, Tyler De’Dreon and Skylan Hines Lipsey; one brother, Albert (Gloria) Hines of Flint, MI, sister-in-law, Alice Faye Hines; four nephews, Samuel “Blondell” (Irene) Spight of Clovis, NM, Gregory (Stacy) Hines of Tiplersville, MS, Leon Hines of Louisville, KY, and James Peterson of Ripley, MS; five nieces, Jeannie McBride of Ripley, MS, Roxie (Howard) Williams of St. Louis, MO, Jessica Monique Hines of South Haven, MS, Felicia (Tyrone) Foote of Myrtle, MS, and Philnita (Ernest) of Ann Arbor, MI; four aunts, Louistein Blissett and Hadie Colyer of Chicago, IL, Eldora Clincy of Memphis, TN, and Charlotte Grove of Tiplersville, MS; a special friend and chauffeur, Reggie Jones and a friend, Charlene Mitchell, a host of cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Rev. Todd and Gertrude Hines and Jim and Flossie Moore; his parents, Jessie and Daisy Hines; a brother, Perry Nunn Hines; a daughter, Donnita Alexandria Hines Perry Brown; and a nephew, Stanley Spight.
Visitation will be held Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm at Foster and Son Funeral Home in Ripley, MS. Service will be held Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Greater Mt. Olive COGIC in Tiplersville, MS. Interment will follow at Ball Hill Cemetery in Tiplersville, MS.
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