Lorna Jean (Wright) Hays

April 18, 1949 ~ March 31, 2021 (age 71)


Our beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, Lorna Jean Hays, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. She was born on April 18, 1949, in Danville, Illinois to Robert and Helen Wright. She graduated from Westville High School and attended Danville Area Community College. She married Hugh Fredrick Hays on April 2​2, 1967.
Lorna was a remarkable lady who treated others well, and she had a way of making people feel welcomed and valued. She was loved by everyone who had the honor of knowing her. She was an optimist and a shining example to all. Lorna’s vibrant personality, quick wit, and spectacular sense of humor livened up every room. She enjoyed traveling, shopping, reading, and frequently entertained friends and family who loved her fine cooking. Above all, she cherished her children and grandchildren and spent quality time with each of them.
A compassionate woman with a pure heart, she was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Tatum where she enjoyed singing in the choir, as well as serving everyone around her. She loved children, even serving as a foster parent for a time.
She served in many capacities and fields. Her last 25 years were with Applied Industrial Technologies where she was a successful customer service and sales representative.
Lorna is survived by Fred, her husband of 53 years; children, Timothy (Elizabeth) Hays, Mikael (Darla) Hays; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild (and one great-grandchild on the way); and her sister, Alice Greer. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, George Vanvekoven, William Wright, James Wright, and Gregory Wright.
A Life Celebration funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Tatum located at 470 South Hill Street, Tatum, Tx. 75691. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
The service will be streamed live at beginning at 12:00p.m.
In lieu of customary remembrances, the family request with gratitude that donations be made to First Baptist Church of Tatum.
When we see the color blue, we will think of her. When we walk through beautiful gardens, we will think of her. When we gather around the table, we will think of her. Many of our smiles will begin with her, and our challenges will be made better by her echoing words of encouragement. This isn’t goodbye, our sweet, fabulous Lorna, it’s ‘see you later’.

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April 6, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
First Baptist Church

Tatum, TX

Life Celebration® Funeral Service
April 6, 2021

12:00 PM
First Baptist Church

Tatum, TX

Video is available for this event

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