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“My heart and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow. May God grant you peace and comfort. ”
1 of 26 | Posted by: Carol DuRant - Concord, NC

“You have my deepest condolences for the lose of your love one. May God continue to give strength. Louise Pettigrew and family ”
2 of 26 | Posted by: Louise Pettigrew - Lamar, SC

“Mrs. Hines, Edison and Wanda God is a healer and a comforter in the time of need. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family in the...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Benita Brooks - Charlotte, NC

“Mr. Hines has been a mentor to many of us. He will truly be missed by his community. He was a great leader. ”
4 of 26 | Posted by: Annette B. Davis - Lamar, SC

“GOD IN GOOD ALL THE TIME ,AND IN MATTHEW 11:28,COME TO ME ALL OF YOU WHO ARE WEARY AND CARRY HEAVY BURDENS AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST.GOD BLESS ALL OF...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: JEROME DAVIS - FLORENCE, SC

“We extend to the Hines family our deepest condolences in the loss of Brother Jesse Hines whose life epitomize Sigma's creed of culture for service...Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: vondra sparks - Hartsville, SC

“May you find comfort in His arms and His words. Please know that your family is in our prayers. ”
7 of 26 | Posted by: Alphonso Hyman & Hyman Family - SC

“Wanda and Family, Sorry for the loss of your dearly father. May the memories of his wonderful life help you find peace. My prayers are with you and...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Daisy Cruz - Frisco, TX

“Our prayers and thoughts are with you. May God be your strength and comfort during this difficult time. We love you all. ”
9 of 26 | Posted by: Rev. James&PatsyBrown - SC

“Mrs. Hines, Wanda and Edison, On behalf of Senator Ralph Anderson and Family, as Well as Michael Coleman and Family, we would like to extend our...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Michael Coleman - Greenville, SC

“To the Hines Family. I extend my love to all of you. To the passing of Mr. Hines a wonderful teacher, leader,hard worker and a very kind person. May...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: Cynthia Lighty - Lamar, SC

“To: The Family Words are never adequate to share when family is faced with the loss of their husband, father, and grandfather. Please know that...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Darnell Byrd Baptiste McPherson - SC

“Wanda & Family, My heart and prayers goes out to you and your family at this time of sorrow. I recently lose my grandmother and I do understand...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Ms Yolonda Smith - Arlington, TX

“God will take care of you. ”
14 of 26 | Posted by: Naomi Carter - Lamar, SC

“Your family is in our prayers. Just remember all the good times you shared with your father and all the love he gave you throughtout the years. Take...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: The Ates Family - Flower Mound, TX

“Mrs. Hines and Family I wanted you to know that I am praying for your family, that God would comfort and bless you. I have fond memory of being in...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Levern Kirkland Jr. - Sumter, SC

“You’re in our prayers as your family journey through this very difficult time in life; Remember true friends are there for you to lean on in...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Samuel & Becky Fails - Brock, TX

“Wanda, sorry for the loss of your father. My family is here if you all need anything and you all are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
18 of 26 | Posted by: B L Tate - GRAND PRAIRIE, TX

“Wanda, sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Praying for you and your family. Alesia ”
19 of 26 | Posted by: Alesia George - Irving, TX

“May God Blessing You and your Familys ”
20 of 26 | Posted by: Yvette Frazier Activity Therapy - SC

“Mrs Hines & Family It's been a long time since I have seen you,however, you never forget the people who have touched your life.When I was appointed...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: LeRoy & Bernetha Henry - Hopkins, SC

“Remember only the " Happy Days" ”
22 of 26 | Posted by: Wayne W. Hiott - Charleston, SC

“Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. ”
23 of 26 | Posted by: Tony Cooper - Columbia, SC

“Mrs. Hines, Wanda and Edison, Please know that we will keep you all in our prayers continually. God has promised to be there to comfort us in our...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Gary and Roberta Carroway and Family - SC

“God bless the Hines Family and keep them strong during this time.Mr.Hines have touch a lot of student life in Lamar area gone but never forget the...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: JACKIE SPANN - COLUMBIA, SC

“Mrs. Hines and family, you have my condolences and prayers during this time of your loved one's passing. Mr. Hines was a good person and teacher.God...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: Pearlie Hammonds - Darlington, SC


OBITUARY The Honorable Jesse Edison Hines, Sr. answered the divine call from God , on Sunday, September 1, 2013. The leader of the Hines' family, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother was born in Florence County on May 23, 1933. He was the devoted son of Columbus Hines and Amy Hines McAllister. Jesse received his primary education at Elim Elementary School in Effingham, SC. He then attended Wilson High School in Florence, graduating in 1951. In the spring of 1951, Jesse enrolled at South Carolina State College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Agriculture degree in 1955. Upon graduation, Jesse entered into the work force in Bridgeport, Connecticut. After eighteen months of service in the Steel industry, Jesse was drafted into the United States Army. He completed Basic Training at Ft. Jackson, SC and deployed to Korea in support of the Korean Conflict for fourteen months and three days. He was discharged honorably on April 15, 1959. Shortly after reintegration with his family, Jesse went to work as an Agriculture teacher at Spaulding High School for 18 years. Over the years, Jesse taught, trained and was a mentor to many. His students, of the Future Farmers of America Organization, were outstanding and competed throughout the State, amassing several first place awards over the years. D uring this time, Jesse saw a need in the community. In 1963, he broke ground on the first of two coin operated laundromats and a beauty salon. A business leader was born. In order to strategically prepare for a career in administration, Jesse continued his studies at South Carolina State and received his Master's Degree in Education, in 1967. He then completed his Masters plus 30 hours, for certification in administration, at the University of South Carolina and Clemson. In 1977, Jesse was selected to serve as the Vocational Director for the Lee County Career and Technology Center. As the director, he helped to maintain and establish award winning programs in the field of auto mechanics, small engine repair, office management, power sewing, and brick masonry. He had an outstanding staff and support system for 12 years. Jesse retired in 1989, only to be called back to service as the Director of Adult & Community Education for Darlington, followed by serving as Interim Superintendent for Florence County District Four. In conjunction with over 30 years of service in secondary education, Jesse also served as a Critic Teacher for South Carolina State University and Clemson University. He also served as a certified lead instructor for Performance Effective Teaching. Jesse was a people's person. He was known for his love and dedication to his surrounding community and state. He first represented his community on the local level as a member of the Lamar Town Council and later served on the Darlington County Board of Education. Armed with the knowledge of basic government principles, Jesse was prepared to tackle the future assignment of serving as a member of the South Carolina General Assembly. He was elected to represent House District 62 in 1991 and served for fourteen years. While in office, his main focus was to address the issues that affected the district he represented. Often times, he was met with fierce opposition but he never wavered from the voices of the constituents he served. Jesse had a unique way of developing bi-partisan relationships that were true to the core while maintaining his fundamental beliefs. He served on many significant boards and committees in the SC House of Representatives, to include: the Education and Public Works Committee and served as 2nd Vice Chairman of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs. As a reflection of his fourteen years of service to the State and General Assembly, Jesse was bestowed the highest recognized honor in the State of South Carolina, "The Order of the Palmetto" by Governor Mark Sanford. In addition to his service in the public sector, Jesse belonged to several organizations to include the NAACP, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Meadow Prong Lodge #246 Free & Accepted Masons, Board of Deacons, and Meadow Prong Baptist Church. He was also one of the founding members of the New Christian Fellowship Baptist Church, Effingham, SC. His honors and awards were many. To name a few, he received the Outstanding Secondary Educator in America Award, 1973; Honorary State Farmer, Clemson University, 1972; Phi Beta Sigma Outstanding Graduate Brother, Southeastern Region, 1988 and Citizen of the Year Award, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., 1996. H e loved life, people and was known for shaking hands with top dignitaries to the most common man. Everyone was important. He had a way with words and an analogy for every situation. He was famous for his teachable moments. He loved South Carolina State and was an avid financial supporter. Jesse was a spiritual leader and understood not by sight but by faith. His mantra was simply, "Stay Ready and You Won't Have to Worry about Getting Ready --- Anticipate the Next Play." J esse's family was his dearest asset. To share his legacy of love is his devoted and adoring wife of more than 53 years, Neverseen K. Hines of Lamar, SC; his children, Wanda H. (Harold) Robinson of Double Oak, TX and Jesse E. (Nicole) Hines Jr., of Moncks Corner, SC; four grandchildren, Stephan L. Robinson, Adriana L. Robinson, Hadyn N. Hines and Devan L. Robinson; a loyal sister, Catherine H. Green of Florence, SC; a special son, Leon McDaniel; an adopted mother, Dorothy White and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended relatives and friends. The Hines family request donations be made to the South Carolina State University Foundation, in the name of Jesse Edison Hines, Sr., in lieu of flowers. Donations may be mailed to SC State University Foundation, 300 College Street, Orangeburg, SC 29117.

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