Obituary of Shirley Evelyn Hayes
SHIRLEY EVELYN HAYES, 83, a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully at Mary Gran Nursing Center in Clinton, North Carolina on Saturday, June 6, 2020. Shirley was born to the late Ethel Williams and Frank Mosley on October 26, 1936 in Clinton, North Carolina. She accepted Christ at an early age and continued her service at Union Grove Disciple Church. She was educated in the public city schools of Clinton, North Carolina. Putting her college acceptance aside, she moved to Vineland, New Jersey to take care of her favorite aunt. While there, she met the love of her life, the late Robert D. Hayes, Jr. while working at the Marlborough-Blenheim Hotel. They were married in November 1961, and out of that union three wonderful children were born, Kenneth M. Hayes (Cotina) of Warsaw, NC Cynthia H. Critten (Ralph) of Waldorf, MD and Tracey M. Hayes (Charles) of Clinton, NC. Before relocating to her hometown, she provided in home day-care services and worked as an assistant supervisor of housekeeping at Midtown Bala Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She was an active member of Atlantic City's Union Baptist Temple where she served in the Helping Hands Club. Ms. Shirley, as she was affectionally called, loved helping people and spreading the good news of the Lord! Her favorite scripture was Psalm 23. She encouraged her fellow patients at Mary Gran Nursing Center to accept God and the gift of eternal life. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hayes is predeceased by: her stepfather, Aaron Ned Williams and grandson, Demitrius Hayes. In addition to her children, she leaves six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Barbara D. Hill (Marven) of Atlantic City; brother-in-law, Earl G. Hayes, Sr. (Brenda) of Wilmington, NC; uncle, Bobby Melvin (Earnestine) of Clinton, NC; aunt, Geneva Melvin; special cousin, Willie Beamen; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends to cherish her memory. The Hayes Family will celebrate Shirley's life with a private funeral service and interment. You may share your memories and condolences with them at www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com.