Carolyn A. Hines

Sunrise: August 11, 1949

Sunset: May 30, 2021
Early, Sunday morning, May 30, 2021, our God sent forth his powerful angel to accompany his dedicated servant, and our beloved, Carolyn Philpot Hines, from this time and place to his eternal realm. Carolyn was born to the late Holbert Leon Philpot and Margaret Ann Jones on Thursday, August 11, 1949 in Conroe, Texas. Upon the untimely death of her father in 1952, Carolyn returned to Norfolk, Virginia with her late mother, Margaret.
Carolyn received her education in the public schools of Norfolk. She completed studies at Norfolk’s Kee’s Business College, where she mastered typing, shorthand, stenography, along with a wide spectrum of office and business procedures. As a young woman, Carolyn was trained and employed as a telephone operator, and received commendations for her excellent work in this field. She later worked in retail at various business establishments in the Tidewater area. Carolyn also enjoyed sewing, as it was relaxing for her; her enjoyed it immensely. Although Carolyn offered homecare services for many children and their parents, her chief occupation was that of a homemaker.
At an early age, Carolyn confessed Christ and was baptized into Zion Light Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Norfolk, by her maternal grandfather and founder of the church, Reverend John Thomas Jones. During this time, she was particularly enthusiastic and greatly involved in the Sunday School Ministry of the church. Later, as an older teenager, and with her mother’s permission, she became a member of the Saint Mary’s Holy Deliverance, and was deeply influenced by the leadership of its pastor, the late Mother Juanita Jones, an extraordinary woman of God whom Carolyn greatly admired and respected. At St. Mary’s, Carolyn directed the Youth Choir and was committed to other ministries in the church. Carolyn, although a young lady, was truly serious about holiness and God’s work with him in a mission church for a while. Carolyn, Glover, and their children were also affiliated with the Norfolk Deliverance Church, under the leadership of Bishop Jermone James and Prophetess Keesha James. Carolyn loved her church, her pastors, and congregation. At Healing Word Church, Carolyn was a prayer intercessor, choir member, and she served, with distinction, as amour-bearer to Prophetess Keesha James. Carolyn loved her church, her pastors, and congregation. At Healing Word Church, James. Carolyn has always been involved in worship in “fiery, deeply immersed, demonstrative, and electrifying manner” as she regularly praised God in the dance and in whatever manner that the Holy Spirit le her. Carolyn was also a loving mother figure in her church.
Carolyn will be remembered as a deeply devoted and loving wife (of fifty-one years), mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, cousin, niece, loyal friend, and mother to all, who along with her husband, has opened her home to many adults and youth who needed their loved and kindness; and they joyfully performed this loved and personal ministry numerous times throughout the years. As the mother of six children who were involved in sports and cheerleading among other activities, Carolyn has nurtured and loved countless youth and parents of her community. She was deeply loved and appreciated by her community and beyond.
Carolyn was predeceased by her parents; her oldest grandson, Daruis, whom she raised. She is survived by her beloved husband, Minister Glover Hines; four sons, Carlton, Danielle, Brian, and Erik; two daughters, Kirsten and Ebony; two brothers, Ronald and Michael; a special sister-in-love, Joyce; twenty-two grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; one nephew; two nieces; cousins; a special goddaughter, Sabrina Sanders; two special, lifelong friends, Bertha Jones and Carolyn Thomas; best friend, Michele Taylor and Barbara Parker.
We are walking in the Peace of Christ as we are assured that our beloved Carolyn is more alive than ever before as she is praising at the feet of Jesus!
Viewing Sunday, June 6, 2021 12:00pm - 5:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Monday, June 7, 2021 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance.

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    Joyce Skinner Dawson says

    To Kirsten and Family, My deepest Condolences to you and yours, Weeping may endure for a night but Joy comes in the morning. Joyce & Jasmine Dawson Family.

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    Bridget Monroe Treadwell says

    To the Hines Family, My Family..Mom Hines was my glue. She taught me the true meaning of Family. She kept things together for me… I love her. I will Miss Mom Hines. I will NEVER forget Mom Hines.

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    Jerry Brinkley says

    Praying for the family. She was a great blessing to the body of Christ. I remember the Hines family from St. Mary’s Church in the 70s. Again, please know that we’re praying for you.

    The Brinkley’s

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    Ben & Sabrina Jemmott says

    Our Heartfelt condolences to the entire family.
    Our Prayers are with you all.
    Praying Gods strength and Peace rest on this family
    Now and the coming days “

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    Rebecca Powell says

    My heart dropped when I heard the news, my CATOs shopping buddy gained her wings. Ms Carolyn was always with a smile and kind words. It never failed whenever I would see her, “hey, baby”. would be her greeting. May God keep the family in the comfort of his mighty hands.
    Always with love and prayers, Becca

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    Arrie Flyth says

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss and know that your family is in our prayers.

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    Margaret Green says

    To Kirsten my condolences goes out to you and your family.

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    Emma Finch says

    Miss Finch,
    To The Hines Family,
    I was so sadden to hear of the loss of your mother. Mrs.Hines was one of my favorite parents while I was at Larrymore.She was always very kind and nice to me.l have many beautiful memories of her.May God give all of you the strength to go through this most difficult time of your life. With deep sympathy, you’re in my thoughts and prayers.
    Miss Finch,
    (former teacher)

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    Mary Bunn says

    To the Hines Family,
    You have my deepest condolences and I am lifting you in prayer. Carolyn was such a joy to be around and her smile just lit up the room. May God grant you all His glorious comfort and peace and give you strength.

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    Sharon Ratliff Johnson says

    To the Hines family my prayers are with you. I remember Carolyn directing the choir at St Mary’s Church in Oakwood. She was an unforgettable lady. Love the Ratliff family

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    Rosella Lamb says

    To the Hines family Our deepest Condolences an Prayers are with you all. Carolyn was such a kind loving person. Always had a smile on her face when we would come across one another. May God grant you all Comfort and strength. Much Love, Rosetta Lamb & Family

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    Alfreda Jernigan says

    To the Hines Family you are in our thoughts and prayer during this season of loss. I, Alfreda, will always remember Carolyn Hines as my baby sitter! Sorrowfully the Jernigan Family

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