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Friday December 24th, 2021

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Mary Frances Hayes

Mary Frances (Fields) Hayes, 91, of Ladonia, Texas, died peacefully December 22, 2021 in Honey Grove, Texas. She was born April 30, 1930 in Bartley Woods, Texas. Mary was the daughter of Virgie Leigh (Williams) Fields and Charlie Fields. Mary was a graduate of Fannindel High School and Marcum Hospital Nursing program. Mary served her community for over 40 years as a nurse at Marcum Hospital, Marcum Medical Clinic in Honey Grove, Wintermute Medical Clinic in Ladonia and finally retired from Smith Nursing Home in Wolfe City. She served her community in many ways over her beautiful life. She volunteered with the Ladonia Rodeo and Frontier Days Association, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Ladonia Volunteer Fire Department and most importantly, she served her beloved First United Methodist Church Ladonia in many capacities that are too numerous to mention. Mary influenced so many lives within the Ladonia and surrounding area by setting the example of Christian leadership, service, and her commitment to Jesus Christ.

Mary is survived by her son, Jeff (Liane) of Austin, Texas; grandson Patrick Mulder (Lynn Hanson) granddaughter Morgan (Hayes) Pavlatos (Andreas) and daughter Riley of Bryan-College Station, Texas, Son-in-Law Carrol Mulder of Bonham, Texas. She also is survived by bonus grandchildren; Liane’s son Eric Miller and wife Rebecca and sons Jaxon, Nolan and Declan of Buda, Texas; Liane’s daughter Lauren Munoz and husband Mike and daughter London , Liane’s daughter Amy Miller, all of Austin, Texas. She is also survived by her brother Alvin L. Fields (Mary) of Honey Grove, Texas and numerous nieces, nephews, and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband and best friend, Robert Hayes, and daughter Beverly (Susie) Mulder.

Due to the recent rise in Covid cases, the family has decided to postpone any public services until a later date. For more information concerning this, please contact Jones-Walker Funeral Home in Commerce. (Phone number 903-886-3131)

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We extend our condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of sadness and celebration of a life well lived.

Ray and Sherrie Godfrey Dec 28 2021 2:54 PM

Jeff and Family-very sorry to hear of your loss. We are healthier and better people having been touched by your Mom.

She and the Frontier Days Ladies always made trips home fun and those costumes!

Rest In Peace our Good Shepherdess Mary.

Richard Weeks Dec 27 2021 10:26 AM

Jeff and Family-so sorry to hear of your family\'s loss. We are all healthier and better people since your Mom touched our lives. She and her team always nailed the costumes at Frontier Days-and what great fun for all of us.

Rest In Peace our Good Shepherdess Mary.

Richard Weeks Dec 27 2021 10:16 AM

Jeff and Family-very sorry to hear of your loss. Many of us are healthier and better people since your Mom touched our lives. Those Frontier Days Celebrations were well put together and always a great trip home due in no small part to Mrs. Hayes-involvement and leadership.

Richard Weeks Dec 27 2021 10:01 AM

I remember Mary as a very nice lady that I was neighbors with for quite a few years of my childhood. I remember her laugh. It was contagious. I sliced my finger open once and we ran to your house and she stitched me up. She loved her children and was so proud of Jeff and Susy. Their house was always so inviting . She will be missed by many.

Cindy Derrick Dec 26 2021 10:38 PM

I will always remember her as the nurse at Wintermute Clinic during my childhood. I can still visualize her in white dress, shoes and hat. She was a lovely person and I always enjoyed chatting with her as well her laughter. May God Bless all of her family in this time of sorrow due losing their matriarch, Mary.

Ricky Beeler Dec 26 2021 6:51 PM

Mary Hayes was a beautiful Christian lady who was known by so many as a loving, caring person who did so much for her community, her church, and volunteer organizations. Keeping your family in my prayers Jeff and rejoicing that your mother is now in heaven with our Savior. Love to you.

Marilyn Robertson Dec 26 2021 5:49 PM

When Bridget and I moved to Ladonia after our mother died, Mary and Robert and Susie and Jeff were our across the street neighbors. We loved them so much. I know she will be missed by many. Jeff, my condolences. Billie Gentry Skinner, Fort Worth

Billie Skinner Dec 26 2021 5:47 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Hayes

Marilyn Robertson Dec 26 2021 5:34 PM

She was an awesome person. I remember when she was a nurse at the clinic and I would go to their house with Susie. So very sorry to hear this.

Margery N Dickerson Dec 26 2021 2:54 PM

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