Rev. Warren Elliot Vines
The Rev. Warren Elliot Vines, Sr., 68, of Carrollton, VA (formerly of Lanett) died Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at Riverside Regional Medical Center, Newport News, VA. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 26, 2022 at Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist Church, 5231 County Road 389, Cusseta, AL at 12:00 p.m. (EST) with Rev. Arthur Thomas officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at Vines Funeral Home Chapel, Friday, March 25, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. (EST) to 7:00 p.m. (EST).
Reverend Vines was born to the union of the late Lynwood Vines and Sarah Hall Vines on May 21, 1953. He received Christ in his early years, uniting with Mt. Nebo Baptist Church and later with Mt. Hermon Baptist Church, Lanett AL. He attained his license to preach the Gospel from the late Reverend Louis Upshaw of Mt Hermon Baptist Church and became an ordained minister in 2005 from Mt. Nebo Baptist Church. During his retirement in VA, Reverend Vines preached at Sandy Mount Baptist Church and was on the pastoral staff at Emanuel Baptist Church.
He was a high school football defensive stand-out on the 1970 Valley High School Rams’ Alabama 3-A State Championship team and was offered and accepted a full football scholarship to play at Alabama A & M University in Normal, AL. He attended Southern Union State Community College, Wadley AL, later in life and earned an Associate degree in Electronics.
At the end of the freshman year at Alabama A & M University, his sights turned homeward. He married, started a family and began a 30+ employment career with West Point Pepperell, Inc. He worked hard in several textile jobs over the years as an integral team member, trainer and leader for the company.
When Jesus took his hand and beckoned him to come live with him forever, Reverend Vines obeyed. He joined his parents Lynwood Vines, Sarah Hall Smith and Neil Smith, Jr., his Maternal Grandparents, Frank and Susie Peters Hall, his Paternal Grandparents Adolphus and Ada Allen Vines, and his infant sisters, Crystal Diane Vines and Donna Jean Vines. He was also preceded in death by his Grandmother-in-law, Corrine Johnson, Father-in-law, Henry Lee Hardnett, Sisters-in-law, Cassandra Hardnett, Betty A. Slaughter and Diane H. Brewer.
Reverend Vines was loved and cherished by many, especially his wife of nearly 50 years, the love of his life whom he met in high school, Ethel Lee Hardnett Vines; and his precious sons Lt. Col. Warren E. Vines, Jr. (Catherine), Smithfield VA and Rodney Matthew Vines, West Point GA. His legacy will live on in his beautiful granddaughters, Trinity (the Artist), Caydence (the girl of many talents), River (the Dancer), Payton (the CEO), and Journee (yet to be determined).
The 10 surviving brothers and sisters of Reverend Vines will fondly miss him and cherish his memory: Wilda Vines Gunn (Hansell)-Helena, AL, Valerie L. Smith- Woodbridge VA, Neil Smith, III- Covington KY, Gwendolyn Smith-Cincinnati OH, Paulette Vines Williams-Wake Forest, NC, Pamela Vines (Benjamin)-Everett, WA, Roger Vines-LaFayette AL, Ronald Vines (Dorothy)-Waverly AL, Terry Vines (Terry)-Camp Hill, AL, and Vernon Avery-West Point, GA. Between these 10 siblings, there are many nieces and nephews. A special Aunt, Mildred Hall Smith lives in Denver CO. Reverend Vines’ surviving Mother-in-law, Ella Mae Hardnett, and surviving brothers and sisters-in-law: Ruby T. (Leon) Truitt, Flora Harrison, Dorothy Ridgeway, Robin Hardnett, Loretta Hardnett, Willie Hardnett, James Hardnett, Randy Hardnett, Jeffrey Hardnett and Alvin Hardnett- LaGrange GA. will all surely remember with affection the many years he spent with and among them.
The list of surviving cousins, friends and extended family members is too numerous to name. But he loved them all!
Sincere Sympathy at the passing of my cousin three generations removed. My great great grandfather was Clem Vines (his wife was named Lassie). Adolphus Vines was Clem's brother.
Of all the people I went to high school with, one of the few names I remember is Warren Vines. I was one of those guys that were targeted by bullies because I was small. Warren wouldn't have it. When he started to Valley High, most of the bullying stopped for me.
My last name is VanZandt so, in our graduation, he sat next to me. Heh, my folks couldn't even see me. He was a big man in many ways.
I'm sure the Lord is glad to have him home.
A sincere and heartfelt condolence to the entire family. .
REV. RONNIE LOWEMRS D.LOWE
Condolences to the family, our prayers for all. Rev. Vines was a great humble man. God Bless each of you. Rest in Peace.
"TRIBE" 1973 CLASSMATES
Our condolences and prayers go out to you and your family.
MRS. BETTYE GODWIN BROOKS - TYNER
To Mrs.Ethel Vines,All of Their Children, Grands & To My Former West Shawmut Neighbors/Friends,Wilma & Valarie & Also,To My Around The Corner West Point, Ga. Neighbor Vernon Avery.
Wright,Williams & Carlisle Families of West Point, West Shawmut,Valley,Al. And Columbus,Ga.All Of Us Send Our Deepest Sympathy & Christian Love To All Of You During This Your Time Of Sorrow.
May The Life That He Lived The Joy,Love & Teaching Of God's Word That Rev. Vines Has Shared Down Through The Years,Leave All Of You With Peace,Joy,Grace And The Desire To Continue On In His Footsteps,Teaching,Preaching & Spreading The Good News Daily,In Remembrance Of Rev. Warren Vines. "WELL DONE, SERVANT OF GOD TAKE YOUR REST".
Sending love and prayers at this difficult time
We traveled to southern union together in 2008 - 2010. During our short travel, we had lots of serious and fun talk. Easy person to talk with..
You will truly be missed. Thank you for being a great cousin!
CAROLYN B. JAMES
Wilma and Val I am so sorry to hear about the passing of
your brother. You and your families will be in my prayers.
Your mom and I worked together at Headstart for years
and I loved her dearly and also my a very dear friend. I
still miss her!
LEWIS AND LOUISE MCCANTSS
Praying for the family may God continue to bless you guys and y’all mother
THE HARPER FAMILY’S
We is Sorry for your Loss may GOD keep you.and we Love you all
My condolences to the family. When the soul is absent from the body, it is present with Christ. He is in good company.
My prayers are with you during this time. Much love
I am sorry to hear of your loss my condolences to
Vines and Smith family. Brenda Jones and family.
SARAH WOODY & FAMILY
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and
Prayers goes out for the entire family. May
God continues to bless and strengthen your families
May God continues to bless and be your comforter.
GWEN HARRIS BROOKS
Prayers and Love for this Family, To God Be The Glory For The Things HE Has Done!!!!!
Love U Much
STANLEY SR. AND BERNADETTE COPELAND
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
BOBBY AND MINNIE CRIM
Sorry for your loss praying for strength for the family during this difficult time
My Heart is full for the Family May God Bless you all you are in my Prayers
My Condolences And Prayers For The Family, Rest In Heavenly Peace
Sorry for your loss
My condolences and prayers got out to the family of Rev. Warren Vine. A beloved West Shawmut Community Friend.
Warren was a celebrity in West Shawmut.
Many of us young boys looked up to him for the role he played on the 1970 VHS championship football team. The family is on our hearts and in our prayers.
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