Gladys Marie Pickett-Hayes, age 96, daughter of Arthur and Diccy Pickett, was born in Union Church, Mississippi on July 29, 1925. She was the youngest of 10 children. Gladys married Eugene P. Hayes III on June 1, 1947 in Jackson, Mississippi. Together they traveled the world and had 7 children. Gladys was a strong and lively soul who was an award-winning bowler, music enthusiast, and a wonderful cook. Known for her green thumb, her garden and flowers were her pride and joy.
Gladys also enjoyed spending time with family, loved to laugh and watch western movies. As a military wife, she was a member of the NCO Wives Club and worked at the PX and Garden Shop at Fort Sam Army Base. Gladys was baptized as a Jehovah Witness on November 28, 1993. She attended Hall service regularly, took part in field service frequently and read her Bible faithfully.
Gladys Hayes is survived by her children: Eugenia Hayes, Eugene Hayes, Suzette Cade and husband Larry, Gabrielle Hayes, Emile Hayes, and Elaine Templeton. Her daughter, Genetta Pasco, preceded her in death. Gladys is also survived by her 20 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
She will be remembered for her assortment of hats and stylish wardrobe. She battled various health issues and overcame them when some doctors had given up! Gladys Hayes was a fighter, and she was there for everyone! We will always love and carry her in our hearts forever!
The Visitation will be held on September 25, 2021 at the Chapel Hill Funeral Home from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., CST, with the Memorial Service will begin at 3:00 p.m.,
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Acknowledgements: Special, “Thanks,” to the Floral Standard, for the beautiful flower wall, the Jehovah’s Witness congregation and Chapel Hill Funeral Home. We would like to express our appreciation to our family and friends for all your love, encouragement, and support. The Core Medical Team that worked hard to give the best medical care.
An Inurnment, will be scheduled for a later time at: Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, TX 78209.
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