A Homegoing Celebration for Mrs. Mary Ellen Givens-Jones Bynes of Tampa, Florida who passed away in Houston, Texas on Wednesday July 3, 2019 will be held on Tuesday, July 16th, 11:00 a.m. at New Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, 4603 N. 42nd Street, Pastor Dwayne K. Gaddis with Rev. Bryan officiating. The interment will be held in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Mary Ellen Givens-Jones Bynes was born April 15, 1936 to the late Garfield J. Givens and Frances Marie Bowles-Camps. She was educated by the Hillsborough County Public Schools. She earned her diploma at Middleton High School and Florida A &M University of Tallahassee, Florida while residing in Texas she attended St. Paul AME Church with Rev. Roderick Dawson, pastor. She was an active member participating 4 church organizations. Prior to relocating to Houston, she was a very active choir member, a lead soloist, Local Women’s Missionary Society Member, Stewardess and Hospitality Committee at New St. Paul AME Church, Tampa, Florida. She was known for her inexhaustible energy given of herself as a humble servant of God to her family, friends and church ministries. She was on Assistant Y.P.D. Director, Lola Simon Chapter #162 Order of Eastern Stars. She was employed with St. Peter Claver Catholic School and Hillsborough County Public Schools for 36 years of dedicated and committed service. Reaching the lives of students at all levels of her teaching career. She enjoyed reading, studying the word, daily devotionals, family gatherings church functions, gardening and going to the casinos with her friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie “Bubba” Bynes and Robert E. Jones, Sr. She leaves to cherish her precious memories with her children, Reginald, Robert II and Kim all of Houston, Texas. The visitation will be held at Aikens Funeral Home on Monday July 12th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. The family and friends are asked to meet at the church on Tuesday for the service.
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