Cover photo for Samuel Harrison Hayes Jr.'s Obituary
1980 Samuel 2023

Samuel Harrison Hayes Jr.

May 25, 1980 — November 30, 2023

Baton Rouge

Welcome Home

When I am gone, release me, let me go.

I have so many things to see and do,

You mustn’t tie yourself to me with too many tears,

But be thankful we had so many good years.

I gave you my love and you can only guess,

How much you’ve given me in happiness.

I thank you for the love that you have shown,

But now it is time I traveled on alone.

So grieve for me a while, if grieve you must,

Then let your grief be comforted by trust.

It is only for a while that we must part,

So treasure the memories within your heart.

I won’t be far away, for life goes on.

And if you need me, call and I will come.

Though you can’t see or touch me, I will be near.

And if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear

All my love around you soft and clear.

And then, when you come this way alone,

I’ll greet you with a smile and a ‘Welcome Home.’

Samuel Harrison Hayes (Paul) was born on May 25, 1980 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana  to Samuel Harrison Hayes, Sr. ad Gwen Wilson.

He was baptized at an early age. He was educated in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System.

Samuel Harrison Hayes, Jr. departed this life on November 30, 2023 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at The Carpenter House on Jefferson Highway.

He leaves to cherish his memories to his only child, Roy’ale Samione Hayes; two siblings, Travis Hayes of Zachary, LA and Samantha Hayes of Baton Rouge, LA; aunts and uncles, John (JoAnn) Hayes of Baton Rouge, LA, Berry Hayes and Anita Hayes of Alexandria, LA, Caroline Serrell and Mary Joe Rodney of Baton Rouge, LA and a host of cousins and friends who loved him dearly.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Jerry Lee Hayes of Baton Rouge, LA, grandfather and  grandmother.


And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. Revelation 14:13 KJV

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