Marilyn Yvonne Hayes, 55, of Orange passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Little Cypress, with Bishop Bill Blakeney officiating.

Graveside Service will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service on Wednesday, at the church.

Born in Natchitoches, La., Oct. 26, 1957, Marilyn was the daughter of Clyde Graham, Sr. and Leafa Lee (Anthony) Graham. She was a registered nurse and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Little Cypress.

Twenty-two years ago, Marilyn and Charles met in Natchitoches and they were married on Oct. 3, 1992. During their 21 years of marriage, they raised a beautiful family together. On Oct. 2, 1999, in the Dallas Temple they were sealed for eternity.

Her favorite saying was “I hope I get to see my first grandchild before I close my eyes” On Feb. 12, 2012, Rhylee was born and Marilyn got to spend her last few months with her precious granddaughter. Marilyn was a loving daughter, mother, sister and grandmother.

Preceded in death by her father, Clyde Graham, Sr., Marilyn is survived by her husband, Charles Ray Hayes of Orange; mother, Leafa Lee Graham of Houston; daughters, Lisa Marie Jones, Patricia Ellen Hayes, DeVondra Yvonne Hayes, Chelsea Albertina Hayes all of Orange; son, Adrian Charles Hayes of Orange; and step-daughter, Patricia Hayes of Germany.

Marilyn is also survived by her granddaughter, Rhylee Faith Jones; sisters, Shelia Diane Cobb, Sherrie Lynn Jack and LaToya Anitra Graham; and brothers, Clyde Graham, Jr. and Joseph DeMarcus Graham all of Houston.

Arrangements held under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.