HAYES ~ Curtis Novak Hayes, affectionately known as “Novak” to family and friends, was born in Jacksonville, Florida, February 5, 1964. He was the devoted son of the late Curtis Hayes, Jr. and Evelyn G. Hayes.
Novak accepted Christ at an early age. He received his education from the public school system of Duval County. After graduation, he served five years in the United States Navy with an honorable discharge. Novak was a ‘jack of all trades’, possessed many skills and worked many positions. He was an excellent cook and often liked to show off his culinary skills. Novak was known to be a sharp dresser.
On March 15, 2019, God in His infinite wisdom, called from labor to reward our beloved Novak. He now fulfilled that purpose; and his family and friends, though they may weep a while, should rejoice and thank our heavenly father for the life he lived among us, for taking him to the land of glory as he has promised all the faithful.
Novak leaves to cherish his memory a loving and devoted mother, Evelyn G. Hayes; sisters, Melynda (David) Hart of Jacksonville, Florida and April (Bruce) Powell of Columbus, Georgia; nephews, David Hart of Jacksonville, Florida and Brayden Powell of Columbus, Georgia; nieces, Tiara Ward and Tameka Powell of Columbus, Georgia; uncle, Kenneth (Sarah) Terry of Atlanta, Georgia; aunts, Vernell Barber of Orlando, Florida, Freida Jones of Americus, Georgia and Juanita Hay of Augusta, Georgia; god-sister, Monique Tell of Jacksonville, Florida; a host of cousins and friends.
Celebration of Life Service for Curtis "Novak" Hayes will be 11:00 AM Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Scottish Rites Masonic Cathedral, 29 West 6th Street. Family will receive friends Friday from 5-7 PM at The Soutel Chapel. Inurnment at Jacksonville National Cemetery. Because of the love of his family, arrangements entrusted to J. E. Fralin & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services, 5065 Soutel Drive, 904.924.9400