Addie Jean Haynes, passed away on September 20, 2015 in Gresham, Oregon. Addie was born on August 30, 1926 to James and Sylvia Thompson in Plumbersville, Arkansas. She graduated from Manuel Training High school in Muskogee, Oklahoma, at the age of 16. She attended Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, where she graduated with honors. Addie Jean was also crowned Homecoming Queen in 1946.
Addie Jean met Oscar M. Haynes, Jr. at a dance and they were married on Feb 4, 1949 at the old Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Vestibule. This made her an active Silhouette with her husband's fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi. To this union, four children were born. They were very active in the community and Addie Jean was a Classroom and Home Economics Teacher, as well as the first Administrate Director for the Head Start Program with Portland Public Schools until she retired with 30 years of service in total.
Addie Jean will always be known by her family as the Loving Disciplinarian and by the community as an Educator, Children's Advocate and Humanitarian. She loved cooking, sewing, spare heading multiple committees and event planning. She was at one time a Master Seamstress.
While her children were in school Addie Jean was Blue Bird Leader with Campfire Girls, and the Treasurer for her sons Cub Scott Pack and Boy Scout Troop. (All three sons became Eagle Scouts). She was a Homeroom Mother and a member of the PTA for Irvington Elementary School. Addie Jean joined Jack and Jill of America, Inc. which kept her and her children very active socially and within the community. Over a period of time with Jack and Jill, Addie Jean served as President, Vice President, Treasurer and a Group Leader of the Portland Chapter. She was also Regional Conference Chairman and Area Conference Chairman.
When she was not raising her family, Addie Jean was very busy in the community. Addie Jean was a Commission for the State of Oregon, for the Commission for Women, serving 10 terms and the Loan Recruiter for United Way. She was also a lifetime member and former Far West Regional Director of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. Sorority and a Platinum Links Sister. Among her many achievements she was on the scholarship committees for both organizations.
Addie Jean had the privilege of publicly awarding the recipients of the scholarships. She served on Black College Committee as a Board Director and with the United Negro College Fund Telethon. As a result she played a part of insuring the higher education for couple hundred graduating high schools seniors. Addie Jean also worked with March of Dimes, United Way and the Multnomah County Cancer Prevention Studies. In 1996 she became a recipient of the White Rose Awards. This was just one of many, many awards and honors that she received in her lifetime.
Addie Jean was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Derrick Alan Haynes Sr. and brother, Garland Lee Thompson Sr. She is survived by, her sister Shirley M. Thompson of California, a brother James A. Thompson, Jr., daughter, Karen D. Coleman, sons, Oscar M. III (wife Lorinda) Haynes, Oregon, Bryan D. (wife Lynn) Haynes, DDS(s) of California, grandchildren, Adrian Coleman, , Cameron Coleman, Shyreen (husband Brian) Wright, Derrick Haynes II, Darnell Haynes, Natasha Haynes, of Oregon, Devin Coleman of Washington, Jeris (wife Christie) Coleman of Texas, Alexandria Haynes, Bryanna Haynes, California and 11 great- grandchildren and along with a host of other family members and friends.
A memorial service for Addie Jean will be held at Caldwell's Mortuary at 20 NE 14th Avenue at 11:00 am on Friday, October 23, 2015 with the repast following the service, at the June Key Delta House on 5940 N. Albina St. You can find Addie Jean Haynes online at www.caldwellsfuneralhome.com for sending flowers and any other information.