Phyllis Marie Hayes, beloved daughter, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother entered into a peaceful rest on May 21, 2020, following a lengthy illness. Age 58, born June 29, 1961 in Saginaw Michigan to the proud parents of Eddie & Phyllis Holliman.
Marie accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior and worshiped at Harris Temple Church of God in Christ for many years before going to worship with her mother at Word of Faith International Ministries, where she was baptized in January of 2005. She became a faithful member, dedicated to serve Christ at all costs and was excited to serve as an Usher. Marie participated and encouraged others to dial into the prayer line. She woke up giving praises to God and going to bed doing the same. Every conversation consisted of you must know God for yourself, to have a very personal relationship with your Savior. She often said “You got to get yourself together” and trust God.
To know her was to love her. Her brashness but yet very caring heart is shown in her live Facebook videos where she spoke her truth and encouragement to herself and others. She will truly be missed.
She loved her family. She did weekly bible readings and devotion via messenger with her brother Darnell at the nursing home where he resides. She was an outgoing person who loved movies, going out to eat and spending time with her family. Her family meant the world to her, doing what she could to help in her own way.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her mother Phyllis Wicker-Boyd; four daughters, Sharika Hayes, Tamika (Herman) Shivers, Takyra (Antawn) Robinson, Kendra ( Gilliam) Haywood; two sons Willie (Monica) Hayes III, Marquel Hayes; one brother William Holliman, one sister Atonya (Maurice) Patterson; 19 grandchildren, Jeffery Gorham, Jania Gorham, Jaden Shivers, Jayla Shivers, Tamia Shivers, Ciara Shivers, Herman Shivers III, Antawn Robinson Jr, Xavier Robinson, Zahan Robinson, London Robinson, Daniel Turner, Mekhi Haywood, Maliyah Haywood, Maya Haywood, Gilliam Haywood IV, Mariah Haywood, Marquel Hayes Jr, Liyah Hayes; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends including father of her children and special friend Willie Hayes, niece Shaniqua Hamilton and friend Carolyn Presley.
Marie was preceded in death by her Grandmother, Gladys Wicker-Damon, Father Eddie Holliman, Aunt Frances Braddock and Uncle Jerry Wicker
Phyllis's service may be viewed here