Carey Irene Hayes of Lithonia, Georgia passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Emory Hospital. She was born on February 20, 1974 to the late Leroy and Lucille Wilson of Maryville, TN.

Carey was born February 20, 1974 in Maryville, Tennessee. She was attending Piedmont Technical College in Decatur, GA, where she was studying to become a Phlebotomist.  She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.  She enjoyed taking her grandchildren to feed the ducks in Stone Mountain Park, arts and crafts, as well as gardening. On occasion, she even beat her husband at a game of pool in their basement and later celebrated her victory by relaxing in their hot tub.

She leaves to mourn her husband, Dr. John D. Hayes, Jr.; two sisters, Leann Ellison (Bob) and Christie Robinson (Paul); three sister in laws, Rosetta Fortune, Mary Price (Robert) and JoAnn Blue (Terrell); two children, Brandon Karr, and Gina Wilson, three step-children; Grace Hayes-Brown (David), Janice Marable (Shamika) and Thomas Bruno. Her four grandchildren: Isaiha Hernandez, Juana Marie Hernandez- Wilson, Elijah Godley and Kamryn Marable; and a host of other relatives whom she loved dearly.

She is proceeded in death by her parents Leroy and Lucille  Wilson and Amy Gamble, her older sister.

The viewing will be held Monday, May 20th at 9:30 a.m. at Woodstock Baptist Church, Rockbridge RD, Stone Mountain, GA 3000. Services will be held immediately following at 10:30 a.m. Friends can send flowers and cards to Wages and Sons Funeral home located 1040 Main St. Stone Mountain, GA 30083

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  1. My heartfelt condolences for your loss. May the God who comforts all who mourn help to sustain you during this most difficult time, as you await the fulfillment of Gods promise to be reunited with your loved one again (John 6:40)

  2. Carey was an inspiration to so many people at Georgia Piedmont Technical College. She was a model student and a dedicated friend. She will be sadly missed. Words cannot express my heartfelt condolences to her husband and family. I know she loves you all very dearly and will be watching over you from heaven. God bless you and may her soul rest in peace.

  3. My sincerest condolences to Carey and The Hayes Family. It was a pleasure to have Carey in my Social Studies and Language Arts classes at Georgia Piedmont Technical College. Carey, we will miss your smile and beautiful presence.

  4. Carey you will missed,my family has known you since you were 15.My prayers are with your family in this time of need .We love you,mama Brenda,Carmen,Mandy,Samantha,Joey.
    R.I.P.
    I am so sorry for your loss John,Bless you, you are in my prayers.

  5. You will be missed so much,mama Brenda,Carmen Hyde, Nakeesha Morales, Amana Mills,Samantha Zapata,Joey Peterson.
    Thanking of you ,R.I.P. Carey ,we loved you so much.Praying for your family in their time of need. John praying for you and family .Take care love you

  6. Mrs. Hayes was one of the sweetest people I’d encountered at GPTC. It breaks my heart to learn of this loss, today. My condolences and prayers for the family. She will be missed.

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