Joy Lanelle Hayes

April 14, 1942 ~ September 5, 2021 (age 79)


Lakeland, FL - Joy Lanelle Hayes, 79, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 5, 2021, surrounded by her loving children and sister at Lakeland Hospice House. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Joy was preceded in death by father, William Rose; mother, Mary Walker Rose Valdivieso; and her loving husband, Fred Jackson Hayes. Joy is survived by her children Greg Hayes (Janet), Shari O’Neal (Pat), Cindee Bailey (Jeff), and Kim Powers (Darrel); brothers Larry Rose (Judy) and Randall Rose (Wendy); sister Kathy Silver (Butch); and half-brothers Chris Rose and Bill Rose. She was a very proud Granny/Gia to four grandchildren, Nolan (Kelsey), Nathan (Ashley), Madysen (Fred), and Micah. She was also a loving Old Granny to seven great-grandchildren, Branley, Beckett, Brynne, Silas, Sawyer, Jensen, and one unborn.

Joy was born on April 14, 1942 in Detroit, MI. A few years after her birth, Joy’s family moved to Dorton, TN. Her family resided there until her teens, when they moved to Tampa, FL. Joy and Jack met in Tennessee and continued their courtship until they married in July 1960. Joy worked as a secretary until she had children and then chose to stay home and open a licensed in-home daycare. Joy continued the daycare until all of her children graduated high school, at which time she retired the daycare and started her banking career. Joy retired from Bank of America. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church since 1965, where she served the Lord as a Sunday School teacher, nursery worker, choir member, and as an encouragement to shut-ins. She enjoyed family time, traveling, and reading.

Due to Covid concerns, Joy’s service is closed to family members and invited friends only. The service is being held at the Lakeland Funeral Home at 2:00 pm on Friday, September 10th. The service will be Livestreamed starting at 1:55 pm which can be viewed by clicking the camera icon below.

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