Passed away peacefully at home in Washington, DC, surrounded by family on Monday, October 20th. She leaves to cherish her memory daughters Elizabeth Hayes Patterson (Jerome) and Leona Marie Hayes; son, Bishop Dan G. Hayes (Jacintha); sister Paula Hayes Robinson; grandchildren Sala E. Patterson (Federico Castelli), Malcolm A. Patterson and Nia S. Hayes; great grandchildren Dahvonte J. Richards and Teo F. Patterson-Castelli; and many loving nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Alan L. Young; parents Stanley D. Hayes and Evelyn E. Hayes; siblings Mary D. Beane, Vincent A. Hayes, Stanley R. Hayes, Ada H. Lewis and Dorothy E. Steward; and grandson Darryl A. Hayes.
She was born and raised in Boston and resided in Atlanta for over 20 years. She enjoyed careers in both the garment industry and in pre-school education. In retirement, she kept her mind active, her hands busy and her “dear heart” full volunteering in the grandparent program in Cambridge, Massachusetts, serving as an adviser to the juvenile court system in Atlanta, GA, and participating in her garden club, and in ceramics and arts and crafts classes.
Memorial services were be held Saturday, October 25, from 2-4 P.M., with a Family Visitation from 2-3 and a Service from 3-4. The location was the Marshall-March Funeral Home Chapel, 4217 Ninth Street, N.W. DC 20011.