Charles Jasper Hays

September 30, 1931October 25, 2020

NEW IBERIA – Funeral services will be held for Charles Jasper Hays, age 89, at 10:00 am Saturday, October 31, 2020 at Evangeline Funeral Home with Fr. Keith Landry officiating. Interment will follow at Beau Pre Mausoleum.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the funeral home with a rosary at 6:30 pm. The funeral home will reopen at 8:00 on Saturday until time of service.

Mr. Hays was a native of Shoal Creek, Illinois and resident of New Iberia, he passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at Azalea Estates.

Mr. Hays was a Veteran of the Army National Guard and retired from Exxon as a Superintendent after 27 years of service. He enjoyed watching Nascar, college basketball, spending time with his family and camping with his wife.

He is survived by four sons, Thomas Hays and wife Madeline and Darrell Hays and wife Janell all of New Iberia; Dr. Ronald Hays and wife Karla of Alexandria and Phillip Hays, Sr. and wife Terry of Salem, IL; one daughter, Jill Hays Fox and husband Tom of Fremont, OH; grandchildren, Lindsay Robinson & Fredy; Andrew Hays; Theresa Ussery & Jeremy; Kevin Boutte; Ashley Hyde & Mike; Phillip Hays, Jr. & Kim; Doug Hays & Candra; Bryan Fox & Katie and Beth Walter & Justin; great grandchildren, Taylor Robinson; Miley Robinson; Freddy Mac Robinson, III; Victoria Bellino; Ben Ussery; Liam Ussery; Cody Hyde; Caleb Hyde; Brianne Hays; Kate Hays; Anya Beuhler; Emily Beuhler; Bristol Hays; Rilynn Hays; Kristopher Walter and Kinley Walter; Two sisters, Nola Booher and husband Bub of St. Elmo, IL and Katherine Booher of Salem, IL and three brothers, Elwood Hays of Salem, IL; Jerry Prosise and wife Missy of Hoopston, IL and Paul Prosise and wife Sharon of Effingham, IL.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Delila Donoho Hays; parents, Edgar Oscar Hays and Bertha Cruthis Hays; One grandchild, Ronald Hebert; one Great Grandchild, Braden Bourque and three brothers, Kerroll Hays, Murl Hays and Donald Hays.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Fox, Phillip Hays, Jr., Doug Hays, Andrew Hays, Freddie Robinson, II and Kevin Boutte. Tom Fox and Mike Hyde will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family would like to thank the staff at Azalea Estates, Mary Verret and all of his caregivers for taking such great care of Mr. Hays.

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Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.


  • Jill Hays Fox (Tom), Daughter
  • Thomas Hays (Madeline), Son
  • Dr. Ronald Hays (Karla), Son
  • Darrell Hays (Janell), Son
  • Phillip Hays, Sr. (Terry), Son
  • Lindsay Robinson (Fredy), Granchild
  • Andrew Hays, Granchild
  • Theresa Ussery (Jeremy), Grandchild
  • Kevin Boutte, Granchild
  • Ashley Hyde (Mike), Grandchild
  • Phillip Hays, Jr. (Kim), Granchild
  • Doug Hays (Candra), Granchild
  • Bryan Fox (Katie), Grandchild
  • Beth Walter (Justin), Granchild
  • Elwood Hays, Brother
  • Jerry Prosise (Missy), Brother
  • Paul Prosise (Sharon), Brother
  • Nola Booher (Bub), Sister
  • Katherine Booher, Sister
  • Delila Donoho Hays, Wife (deceased)
  • Ronald Hebert, Grandchild (deceased)
  • Braden Bourque, Great Grandchild (deceased)
  • Kerroll Hays, Brother (deceased)
  • Murl Hays, Brother (deceased)
  • Donald Hays, Brother (deceased)
  • Mr. Hays is also survived by his great grandchildren, Taylor Robinson, Miley Robinson, Freddy Mac Robinson, III, Victoria Bellino, Ben Ussery, Liam Ussery, Cody Hyde, Caleb Hyde, Brianne Hays, Kate Hays, Amya Beuhler, Emily Beuhler, Bristol Hays, Rilynn Hays, Kristopher Walter and Kinley Walter.

  • Bryan Fox, Active
  • Phillip Hays, Jr., Active
  • Doug Hays, Active
  • Andrew Hays, Active
  • Freddie Robinson, II, Active
  • Kevin Boutte, Active
  • Tom Fox, Honorary
  • Mike Hyde, Honorary


  • Visitation

    Friday, October 30, 2020

  • Rosary

    Friday, October 30, 2020

  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 31, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 31, 2020


Charles Jasper Hays

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Nicole Desormeaux

November 4, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss! Y’all are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
Nicole Desormeaux

Ronda Summers

October 30, 2020

I feel we are some of the most fortunate people on the planet to have had Uncle Charlie and Aunt Dee in our family. Talk about wonderful people! They always found something to smile about. They were always so incredibly welcoming. Anytime we would camp they were there first and seeing them made any campsite feel like home. We will certainly miss Uncle Charlie, but the happy reunion going on in heaven right now must be tremendous. To all the family still here on Earth, we are praying for you while not forgetting to follow the advice of 2Macabees 12:46. May God Almighty bless you with peaceful hearts. Lots of love from all of us in William Francis' line.
Ann Hays, Damion
Mark Hays, Chad, Jason/Sarai, Devan
Theresa (Hays) Connor/ Andy
Ronda (Hays) Summers / Jeff, Alex, Joseph and Johnathon

Karen Badeaux

October 28, 2020

My sincere condolences to all who loved Mr. Charlie. I was so fortunate to have become acquainted with both Mr. Charlie and Mrs. Dee when I visited Azalea Estates. I always admired how lovingly he cared for Mrs. Dee. That was true love! And even after she was gone, he still always had a big smile and a kind word for people with whom he made contact. His tall stature was only diminished by his sweet nature.

Fly high, Mr. Charlie. Your family can be certain that you are happily reunited with Mrs. Dee in Heaven.

Betty L (Prosise) Hutchens

October 27, 2020

Charles was bigger than life itself! He was kind, thoughtful, caring, and loving. Always a hug and a smile. Daddy and Mother loved him so very much. Charles always took the time to come by and see them when he came home to Illinois. Thanks Charles !
So many memories come to mind, but the best memory of him is the love that he showed to each of us. God took a great man to be with our family of angels. Charles is with them and smiling down at us with arms outstretched to give us comfort in the days ahead. Thank you Sweet Jesus for letting us have him for awhile.....simply put we love you..... Betty, Jim and family

Connie Harter Matovu

October 27, 2020

Prayers of comfort and strength during this difficult time of loss. May God surround you, Tom, and all of the family with his loving arms. Your parents always welcomed us to play at your house when you were in Altamont.
Connie (Homann) Matovu, Kampala, Uganda

Kenny Fritcher

October 27, 2020

Sorry to get this news.
Many good memories from my younger days in Altamont with those 'Hays boys'! My sincere condolences to your family.

Carolyn Hammons

October 26, 2020

I have known him all my life
Bert Elliott was our Father. I'm sorry for your loss.

Jeannie Thouvenin Turner. (Prosise)

October 26, 2020

Charles one of the greatest men I know in my family. He always called me sis and I loved him like a brother. Even though miles apart and not seeing him much. He always had a smile and a hug .
Love you Charles give my love to Dee and my dad and mom and the rest of the family. Love you Jeannie💕❤️

Carolyn & Terry Henry

October 26, 2020

Condolences to The Hays Family. I have known all of you for 44 years, and Dee and Charlie always made me feel part of their family too. When Mrs Dee passed away , it was such a loss for the family and now to loose Mr Charlie , another great Loss for the family. My prayers are with all of you at this time. Love, Carolyn and family.