OBITUARY

Joyce Mae Hayes

13 January, 19359 October, 2021
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Joyce Mae Hayes, age 86, passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021 in her residence.

She was a native of Vinton where she graduated from Vinton High School and was a longtime resident of Sulphur. Joyce enjoyed going to the casino and taking care of her cats, and had previously enjoyed gardening, especially plants and flowers.

She is survived by her son, Ricky Hayes of Lafayette; her former son-in-law, Christopher H. Benoit of Vinton; nephew, Mikel Laughlin of Chicago, Illinois; and a niece, Michelle Laughlin Ishee of Vinton. She is preceded in death by her husband, George Ray Hayes; her parents, Oran Joseph Laughlin and Agnes LeBoeuf; her daughter, Donna Sue Hayes Benoit; and her brother, Clifford Laughlin and wife, Judith Laughlin.

A Celebration of Joyce's Life will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, October 14, in Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home led by Jody Barrilleaux, Celebrant. Burial will be in Mimosa Pines Cemetery South in Carlyss. Visitation is from noon until the time of service Thursday in the funeral home.  Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, 14 October , 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Thursday, 14 October , 2021

  • Burial

    Thursday, 14 October , 2021

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Jeff Kibodeaux

13 October 2021

I am so very sad to hear of Aunt Joyce's passing. I have some fun memories of her and great times we had at their house with George and her. So sorry for your loss, Ricky. Thanks for letting me hang out with y'all and enjoy the good times visiting with your mom. I know she will be greatly missed. You, Mike and Michelle are in our prayers.
Jeff and Karen Kibodeaux

Traci Ferguson

12 October 2021

Mrs. Joyce was a beautiful woman, inside and out, I had the honor of getting to know her every day all day for an entire month. We talked about so many things , we took selfies and laughed together, sometimes we'd cry together...she loved when i got to give her a mani and pedicure and she was one heck of a woman. ..very strong , very stubborn, but very near and dear to my heart.... ill miss even our phone chats....but i know you are with your daughter and other loved ones that welcomed you to heaven . You will sincerely be missed, but we all shall meet again one day in that castle in the sky. I am honored to have known you and even more honored that you liked me . I love you Joyce. Until we all meet in heaven again. fly high. ...and watch over us beautiful.

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