Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 6, 2010
SUFFOLK — “Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. We live by faith, not by sight. We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.” — 2 Corinthians 5:6-10
The Rev. Willie L. Vines, 89, of 6921 Brentwood Road, passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2010. He was born on Jan. 27, 1921 in Nansemond County, Va. He was the son of the late James C. and Nell Vines.
Rev. Vines joined Mt. Sinai Baptist Church at an early age. He was the former pastor of the Allen Grove Baptist Church in Franklin, Va., and the New Piney Wood Chapel Baptist Church in Drum Hill, N.C.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his beloved wife, Louise Lawrence Vines; devoted daughter, Dorothy Destin-Smith; two grandsons, Georges L. Destin (Nicole) and Antoine J. Destin (Stacie); four great-grandsons and a host of family and friends.
Rev. Vines will be on view Thursday, April 8 from noon to 6:30 p.m., and a wake service will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will receive visitors at the residence at all other times. A service of remembrance will take place Friday, April 10, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church and interment at the church cemetery.
Professional arrangements entrusted to T.E. Cooke-Overton Funeral Home, Inc.