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Cody Michael Hines

Cody Michael Hines left this world on July 31, 2017, just weeks after his 29th birthday. He was embraced with open arms by his creator and the many loved ones who had gone before him. The following day, he became a savior to others through organ donation and a superhero to his family and friends.

The moment Cody came into this world, he was a force of nature. Despite surgery as an infant and being diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes before the age of 3, he remained a positive, beaming light of joy. He struggled with addiction as a young adult, yet maintained his hope for the future and love of life, enjoying every opportunity to spend time with friends and family. His wish was to travel the world and find someone to share that experience with.

He is survived by his mother, Michelle (Ayers) Hines, Baltimore; his father, Gary “JR” Hines Jr., Fairfield Beach; his grandparents, Carlene Bader Ayers and Michael Ayers, Baltimore; his grandfather, Gary Hines, Lancaster; his sister, Sidney Wilson, Baltimore; his brother, Chase Hines, Fairfield Beach; his sister, Drew Hines, Fairfield Beach; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends … all of whom loved him very much.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Millie “Mouse” Hines and Robert “Bob” Taylor, Fairfield Beach.

Services were held August 4, 2017, at Johnson-Smith Funeral Home, Baltimore, officiated by Rev. Dianna Gugle.

Please make a donation to your local substance abuse prevention program or the American Diabetes Association or reach out to another struggling with addiction. In lieu of mourning the death of this sweet boy, please become an organ donor and save a life as he did. Online condolences can be made at

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