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Evangeline Funeral Home

415 E Bridge Street, St. Martinville, LA

OBITUARY

Shelton Hayes Sr.

March 13, 1946March 6, 2020
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ST. MARTINVILLE – Funeral services celebrating the life of Shelton Hayes, Sr. will be held at 3:00 pm Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Our Saviors Church in Broussard. Pastor Gabriel Smith will officiate. Following the services, Mr. Hayes will be laid to rest at St. Michaels Mausoleum in St. Martinville.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home in St. Martinville on Tuesday from 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm, and on Wednesday from 8:00 am until 2:15 pm.

Shelton was born March 13, 1946 in St. Martin Parish to the late Clifton “Ben” Hayes, Sr. and the late Margaret Boudreaux Hayes. On Friday, March 6, 2020 Shelton passed away at his residence peacefully with his family at his side. He was 73.

Shelton enjoyed many of the simple things in life, but two of his favorite pastimes were fishing, and taking care of his yard. He was meticulous about keeping it trimmed and cut just the way he liked it. He was also a huge fan of the Saints, and of his beloved LSU Tigers. Above all, Shelton’s greatest love was for his family. He had a beautiful marriage to his wife and best friend, Terry; and loved every minute spent with his children and grandchildren. He reunites with his grandson, Alex and now enjoys his reward of eternal life in Heaven. Rest well Shelton for you have earned your reward.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Terry Boutte Hayes; his daughter and son, Lori H. Bernard (Scott) and Shelton Hayes, Jr. (Leah); his grandchildren whom he adored, Alyssa Bernard, Maison Hayes, Ryan Hebert, Shaylei Hayes, Gavin Hayes and Valerie Hayes; his sister and brothers, Maryann Hayes (Dru), Wiley Hayes and Larry Hayes (Rhonda); a host of nieces and nephews; and his beloved and faithful Australian shepherds, Jemma and Pepper.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson Alex Scott Bernard; and his sister and brother, Edmonia Trahan and Clifton Hayes, Jr.

Serving as pallbearers are Taylor Johnson, David Patin, Wesley Hayes, Wiley Hayes, Sr., Kendall Babers and Gavin Hayes. Honorary pallbearers are Larry Hayes, Ronald Boutte, Milton Smith, Jr., Ryan Hebert and Elie Smith, Jr.

The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Hospice of Acadiana and to Shelton’s longtime physicians, Dr.’s Roth, Allie and Barker for their care and compassion shown.

Family and friends are encouraged to visit Shelton’s memorial page at www.evangelinefuneralhome.com and share your favorite memory for the family’s memorial book.

Evangeline Funeral Home of St. Martinville is in charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • Terry Boutte Hayes, Wife
  • Lori H. Bernard (Scott), Daughter
  • Shelton Hayes, Jr. (Leah), Son
  • Alyssa Bernard, Granddaughter
  • Maison Hayes, Grandson
  • Ryan Hebert, Grandson
  • Shaylei Hayes, Granddaughter
  • Gavin Hayes, Grandson
  • Valerie Hayes, Granddaughter
  • Maryann Hayes (Dru), Sister
  • Wiley Hayes, Brother
  • Larry Hayes (Rhonda), Brother
  • Margaret Boudreaux Hayes, Mother (deceased)
  • Clifton "Ben" Hayes, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Alex Scott Bernard, Grandson (deceased)
  • Edmonia Trahan, Sister (deceased)
  • Clifton Hayes, Jr., Brother (deceased)
  • Also survived by a host of nieces and nephews; and by his beloved Australian Shepherds, Jemma and Pepper
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Taylor Johnson
  • David Patin
  • Wesley Hayes
  • Wiley Hayes, Sr.
  • Kendall Babers
  • Gavin Hayes
  • Larry Hayes, Honorary
  • Ronald Boutte, Honorary
  • Milton Smith, Jr., Honorary
  • Ryan Hebert, Honorary
  • Elie Smith, Jr., Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, March 10, 2020
  • Visitation Wednesday, March 11, 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Memories

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March 11, 2020

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March 9, 2020

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Biography

ST. MARTINVILLE – Funeral services celebrating the life of Shelton Hayes, Sr. will be held at 3:00 pm Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Our Saviors Church in Broussard. Pastor Gabriel Smith will officiate. Following the services, Mr. Hayes will be laid to rest at St. Michaels Mausoleum in St. Martinville.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home in St. Martinville on Tuesday from 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm, and on Wednesday from 8:00 am until 2:15 pm.

Shelton was born March 13, 1946 in St. Martin Parish to the late Clifton “Ben” Hayes, Sr. and the late Margaret Boudreaux Hayes. On Friday, March 6, 2020 Shelton passed away at his residence peacefully with his family at his side. He was 73.

Shelton enjoyed many of the simple things in life, but two of his favorite pastimes were fishing, and taking care of his yard. He was meticulous about keeping it trimmed and cut just the way he liked it. He was also a huge fan of the Saints, and of his beloved LSU Tigers. Above all, Shelton’s greatest love was for his family. He had a beautiful marriage to his wife and best friend, Terry; and loved every minute spent with his children and grandchildren. He reunites with his grandson, Alex and now enjoys his reward of eternal life in Heaven. Rest well Shelton for you have earned your reward.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Terry Boutte Hayes; his daughter and son, Lori H. Bernard (Scott) and Shelton Hayes, Jr. (Leah); his grandchildren whom he adored, Alyssa Bernard, Maison Hayes, Ryan Hebert, Shaylei Hayes, Gavin Hayes and Valerie Hayes; his sister and brothers, Maryann Hayes (Dru), Wiley Hayes and Larry Hayes (Rhonda); a host of nieces and nephews; and his beloved and faithful Australian shepherds, Jemma and Pepper.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson Alex Scott Bernard; and his sister and brother, Edmonia Trahan and Clifton Hayes, Jr.

Serving as pallbearers are Taylor Johnson, David Patin, Wesley Hayes, Wiley Hayes, Sr., Kendall Babers and Gavin Hayes. Honorary pallbearers are Larry Hayes, Ronald Boutte, Milton Smith, Jr., Ryan Hebert and Elie Smith, Jr.

The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Hospice of Acadiana and to Shelton’s longtime physicians, Dr.’s Roth, Allie and Barker for their care and compassion shown.

Family and friends are encouraged to visit Shelton’s memorial page at www.evangelinefuneralhome.com and share your favorite memory for the family’s memorial book.

Evangeline Funeral Home of St. Martinville is in charge of arrangements.