HAYES ~ Elease Williams Hayes, born September 2, 1938 in Jacksonville, Florida. The fourth of nine children born to the late James Williams and the late Ossie Brooks Williams of Jacksonville, Florida.
She received her education in the Duval County Public School system. Elease spent her high school years attending Matthew William Gilbert High School. After high school, she received her Certified Nursing Assistant license.
Elease was joined in holy matrimony to the late James Thomas Hayes; she was a homemaker and mother of five children, five grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. Elease served, helped, and assisted in every way she could in her Sherwood Forrest community.
She was preceded in death by her son, Ronald Lee Hayes; parents, James Williams and Ossie Brooks Williams; significant other, Elvin Spatcher; siblings, Leroy C. Williams, Frances Simmons, Mary Louise Williams, Ernestine Williams, Lillian Thompson, and Beverly Williams. Elease leaves to cherish her memory, children, Robert (Darlene) Carswell, Jr. of Fort Myers, Florida, Roslyn Ann Kirby and Regina Hayes of Orange Park, Florida, and Reginald Arnett Hayes of Jacksonville, Florida; grandchildren, Roger Jr, Tanikka, Lashonda, Shambricka, and Leonda; great grandchildren, Khaliyah, Khamari, Jaxon, Nasir, Zion, Honest, Christian, Morris Jr, and Li’ahana; sisters, Ida Mae (Herman Jr.) Goggins of Jacksonville, Florida, Sallie Ann Williams of Madison, New York; brother-in-law, Rodney Thompson of Jacksonville, Florida; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and many sorrowing friends.
Graveside Service for Mrs. Elease Hayes will be 2:00 PM Saturday, February 13, 2021, Restlawn Memorial Park South, 3201 Moncrief Road W. Visitation Friday from 5 – 7 PM at The Soutel Chapel. Because of the love of her family, arrangements entrusted to J. E. Fralin & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services, 5065 Soutel Dr, 904.924.9400.
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