Joan Jessie Audrey Hayes, the 9th child of the late Isadore and Ruth Washington, was called to her Divine Rest on February 09, 2022. She was born on April 24, 1941, in Blackville, SC.
At an early age, she was a baptized member of the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Blackville, SC. Joan worshiped regularly until her declining health left her unable to attend. After her marriage, she moved to Williston, SC in 1961 and served with her husband, Norman, at St. Peter Baptist Church of Elko, SC. She moved to Jones Circle in 1971 and found a “circle” of life-long friends and began a life-long dedicated service at the Culbert Branch Missionary Baptist Church. Joan served faithfully in the Senior Choir. She served as the Sunday School Teacher of the Junior Class. She served with dedication as an advisor to the Sunbeam Choir. How she loved giving out Easter Speeches and getting Christmas Bags ready for those smiling faces.
Joan worked at Williston Manufacturing for years. She served as a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts. She also enjoyed writing poetry(published), sewing, singing, reading, watching baseball, basketball, and football games. She followed her children on their band performances and all their school functions. She served faithfully to God, Family, and Friends. With her declining health, she moved to Orangeburg with her daughter. She resided there for 16 years until her death.
Joan married Norman Hayes on November 12, 1961. Their union was blessed with 2 children: Norman Leon Hayes(deceased) and Helaine Yvette Hayes of Orangeburg, SC. Through this union, this is the surviving family they created: Son-in-law, Dr. Michael Addison of Orangeburg, SC. Grandchildren: Erica Gregory (Alburon) of Charlotte, Hosea Addison-Hayes of Charlotte, NC, and Genesis Addison-Hayes of Orangeburg, SC. Great-Grandchildren: Masters Ellis Asher and Grayson Carter Gregory of Charlotte, NC.
She is survived by one sister: Dorothy Washington of Estill, SC. (Meanwhile Ernest, Reatha, Sadie, Isabell, John, Modene, Rosa, and Gene are rejoicing!) Surviving Brothers-in-Law: Dan Price of Barnwell, SC, Larry Smith, Fred Pryor, Spencer Braxton of Blackville, SC. Sisters-in-Law: Gloria Washington of Blackville, SC, Kayollie Ferguson, Janice Smith of Williston, Marcella Raysor, Eartha Braxton, Thelma Pryor of Blackville, SC. And an absolute host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A Special Friend and a Thank you to Harriett Stephens for your unwavering loving support and friendship. A very special thank you to her little best friend, Mechel’la Pough. She stole Mama’s heart from Day One. Seamstress and Sunday School Teacher Joan Hayes’ love of life didn’t come to an end with her death. Her legacy will continue through every life she touched.
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