Heath Steven Hines, age 31 of Martisnburg, WV formerly of Moorefield, WV passed away Thursday morning, June 20, 2019 at the residence of his loving girlfriend, caregiver, Jamie Shingleton in Romney, WV following a 5 month illness. Born on October 31, 1987 in Winchester, VA, he was a son of Connie Denise Smith Price and Douglas Charles Hines both of Moorefield, WV. On the day of his birth, the family was heading to the visitation of Heath’s great-grandmother, Pearl Wilkins, whom passed away days earlier. Heath came into this world eagerly. Heath was received with open arms by his mother and a special guest, his joyous cousin, Mrs. Beverly Coppe of Old Fields, WV. Soon after his birth, father Doug raced to greet his second born son. Heath, was soon greeted with jumping and shouts of “give me my baby”, from big brother Ben, then 2 years-old. It was then their lives began as a family.
Surviving in addition to his parents is a brother, Dr. Benjamin Douglas Hines of Morgantown, WV; a step-brother, Jay (Becky) Taylor and son Camden of Broadway, VA; maternal grandmother, Elda Smith of Moorefield, WV; paternal grandparents, Raymond “Lovette” Hines, Jr & Mary Hines of Moorefield, WV; step-mother, Brenda Mongold Hines of Moorefield, WV; aunt Pam (Bob) Fitzwater of Moorefield, WV; aunt Alicia Conners of Chapin, SC; aunt Janet (R.F.) Hines Fisher of Moorefield, WV and his namesake, uncle Steven Hines of Moorefield, WV in addition to many aunts, uncles and cousins of some eight generations. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Lester “Jack” Smith.
Heath was a passionate lover of music, spending his life listening to a range of music from Rock/Metal to the sounds of piano (Elton John) and orchestras. He was fortunate to see in person over 75 bands/musicians. He was thrilled to share these trips to concerts with a darling friend, John Lyon, classmate of the 2006 class of Moorefield High School, along with his mother Connie and girlfriend Jamie. Heath wrote lyrics from a young age of 11 years old and continued writing up to the time of his illness.
He was elated to find that special woman, the love of his life, that he was going to spend the rest of his life with, Jamie Shingleton of Romney, WV. They loved to take photographs together, hiking and enjoying the pleasures of nature, watching movies together and cooking. Heath loved discussing with his mother, brother, Jamie and cousins about what was on his heart anything they all shared and debated. He had a place in his heart for children around the world and let this be known. The suffering of a hungry child he simply could not believe existed. His heart and soul ached for them, which led him to study and reach out to those on social media on their behalf. Heath studied and read about life and our world, teaching himself endlessly.
Love, he said, “share with me your thoughts.” He was comforted the last four months of his precious life with the gift of Jamie’s two beautiful, loving dogs, “Lucy and Callie”. Gone too soon, light a candle in memory of Heath..
At his request, Heath has been cremated and there will be no public services.