Mrs. Elizabeth "Lib" Hayes
March 11, 1924 – April 14, 2019
Lyda Elizabeth “Lib” Hendricks Hayes passed from this life on April 14, 2019, at Manna Health and Rehabilitation in Pickens.
Born in Pickens County on March 11, 1924, she is predeceased by her beloved husband, Edward Hayes and her son Stanley Hayes and five siblings. She was the daughter of the late Ivy W. Hendricks, Sr. and Pearle Childs Hendricks. She is survived by her daughter Jane H. Alexander and her husband Jarrel, one grandson, Chris Alexander and two great grandchildren, Ethan Alexander and Ansley Chapman. Lib was a life time member of Griffin Baptist Church where she dedicated many years to teaching children’s Sunday School and diligently worked in numerous other areas including fifteen years with the Griffin Quilters. She was also very active for 40 years as a volunteer at Cannon Memorial Hospital. Her passions included her sewing, and her flowers, second only to loving and caring for her family and friends.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday April 17, 2019, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Dillard Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. in the Dillard Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Fred Astin and Reverend Brandon Wimpey officiating. Burial will take place at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
The family is at the home of Jarrel and Jane Alexander, 180 Massingill Road, Pickens, SC 29671.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Griffin Baptist Church, 1629 Pumpkintown Hwy., Pickens, SC 29671, or Elljean Baptist Church, 605 Elljean Rd., Easley, SC 29640.
The family would like to express a special word of thanks for the wonderful care and love shown to their Mother by the employees of Manna Health and Rehabilitation in Pickens.
- Visitation Wednesday, April 17, 2019
- Funeral Service Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Mrs. Elizabeth "Lib" Hayes
April 17, 2019
For the past year.my daughter and I have endured what I thought was impossible . And like many others immersed ourselves in our own lives so much that we cheated ourselves out of the precious treasures. such as the company of our loved ones. And for this I want to say to Jane, I am so sorry. Please forgive us! For days now I have tried to think of the right words to use that would give honor. and praise to Lib. to the extent that she so deserves.But nothing comes to mind. And to the many people who knew her they too will struggle to do the same. I have been blessed by her presence in my life from the day I was born. She was my daddy's sister but she was so much more. to me than my aunt. Just about every weekend from a very early age until my late teens she was the mother I never had. I spent much of my life in her home. Had it not been for her and my uncle Ed I don't know if I could have survived my childhood. Being in her home with her family gave me so much happiness. I can remember that it was Ed and Lib. who took Jane and I to Berea for my first McDonalds hamburger. What a treat! It was with them that I saw the ocean for the first time. I was breathless as I gazed across the Biltmore Gardens and entered the Biltmore House for the first time. Another first for me was the beautiful ride thru Pisgah Forest. And all of this and so much more was all because of Lib and Ed. And because they loved me! Then we all took different roads thru life but thank you Jesus, she was always a huge part of my life. That's because she was bigger than life itself. She was everywhere for everyone and anyone .Always doing for others but at the same time raising a wonderful family and sharing it all with a wonderful man.I know my family along with. my cousins and grandparents and. her cousins and church friends and her neighbors and the list goes on and on are forever blessed because she was a part of our lives. I will miss so much about her but know its time for her to rest now.
April 16, 2019
Ms. Lib was a true Southern Lady, she had a heart of gold. I will remember her fondly when I enjoy the beauty of flowers started from her garden, remembering her from activities at church as a young mother, what a role model she was! I will remember her diligently serving the auxiliary at Cannon. A great lady leaving a legacy of service to others, and a great love for her dear family.
My prayers are for God to comfort your dear family.
Jessie Mae and Harold