Mary Louise Hayman, 84, of Goldsboro passed away Monday, January 25, 2021 at Wayne UNC Health Care in Goldsboro.
The family will receive friends Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Howell Funeral Home & Crematory.
Mary Louise Hayman was born on April 12, 1936 in Brooklyn NY, to Louise Duncan and Zacharias DaSilva. Mary received her early education at P.S. 83 and graduated from Washington Irving High School in NYC. She was a devoted member of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church until she moved to Goldsboro, where she became a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
In her early years Mary was employed by Abraham & Straus Department store and NYC Public Schools. She then became a full-time house wife and returned back to the work force at Alexander's Department Store Corporate office. Mary became a Teleservice Representative at Social Security Administration, which she retired from in December of 2000.
Mary had many hobbies, she enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and various types of crafts: sewing, knitting, crocheting, jewelry making, pottery and painting. She also loved cooking, baking, watching cooking shows and listening to her favorite musical artists Johnny Mathis and Luther Vandross. Mary also enjoyed attending her monthly meetings with her friends, as a member of The Women's Fellowship Club. However, her greatest joy was being surrounded by her loving family.
Mary met the love of her life Waverly Hayman and was united in matrimony on April 14, 1956. They raised six daughters.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, loving husband Waverly of 30 years, two brothers, Zacharias Jr. & Joseph. Her grandson Jasper Cain.
Mary is survived by her daughters: Deborah Hayman, June Hayman Smith of NY, April Branch (Russell), Alicia Hayman, Deirdre White (Reginald) of NC and Christine Hayman of MD; (8) Grandchildren: Lydell Kirkland, Nicole Branch, of NY, Corey Hayman (Evelyn), Chantel White of NC, Kristine Parks of NY, Russell Branch (Ashley) of MD, Reginald White Jr. (Kimberly) of VA and LaShawn Brewster (Jason) of NC; (14) Great-grandchildren: Brianna, Savion, Christian, Jaelen, Jayden, Jayla, Savannah, Jordyn, Sofie, Caden, Avery, Jaxon, Reyden and Braevyn; (4) Sisters-in Law: Barbara Walker, Dorcas Hayman, Dorothy Henderson, Barbara Hayman; and a host of nieces and nephews and close friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made for a scholarship fund for Mary's great-grandchildren to Deirdre White, 201 Gator Drive, Goldsboro, North Carolina 27530.
The family is in the care of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.
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