Xxavier Zay Bines

October 11, 1988 ~ July 20, 2022 (age 33)


To my dearest family, some things Id like to say.

But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I’m writing this from heaven.
Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there’s no more tears of sadness;
Here is just eternal love.

It is with sincere sympathy that Gatlin Mortuary Inc. announces the passing of Mr. Xxavier Zay Bines. We are honored to be selected by his family to serve them with excellence through professional service.   ~Modern Day Services with Traditional Values~

Mr. Xxavier "Zay" Bines was born on October 11, 1988, to Mr. MJ Johnson and the late Linda Bines Bivins. He was educated in the Valdosta city school system. He started doing hair at a very early age, and before his death, he was one of the best in the city. He was preceded in death by his mother, Linda Bines Bivins; grandmother, Gloria Thomas; great-grandmother, Ida Anderson; aunts, Arnita Bines and Darlene Robinson; and uncle, Eric Bines Zay leaves mourning his death: his siblings, Erica Thomas, Bianca Bivins, Sherri Bivins, Keisha Bivins, Martika Bivins, Andrae Olivares, Fairy Stewart, Jamari Johnson, Sierra Dankenbring, Cheyenne Johnson, Cherokee Johnson, and Timaya Wright; father, MJ (Teresa) Johnson; grandmother, Betty Mitchell; aunts, Symanthia (Lindell) Monigan, Lavern Bines, Regina Wrice, Marcia Johnson, and Antoinette (Reggie) Jones; uncles, Terrell Randolph and Tony (Krystal) Yearby; nieces and nephews who he loved with all his heart, Sa'Varion, Sa'Hari, Sa'Mya, Serenity, Amariya, Gabriel Jr., Usef, Demetriana, and D'mere; godchildren, Kashunna Norton, Arteria Nelson, and Caden Casey; godparents, Clarece Hundley, Pamela (Michael) Marshall, and Gail Nelson; godsisters, Marketta McQueen, Arkerba Dawson, and Jimika Galloway; special friend, Charnique Norton; his 610 sistas and family; and a host of cousins, other uncles, aunts, and friends.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2022 at Crossing Jordan Church @ 3 p.m. Dr. Mathis is the Pastor and Pastor Bernard Robinson will officiate. Internment will follow in the Pallbearers Cemetery. Public Visitation will be held on Friday, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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July 29, 2022

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Gatlin Mortuary, Bethel

Funeral Service
July 30, 2022

3:00 PM
Crossing Jordan Church

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