Joan Leigh Hayes Children's Trust

$1,390 of $30k goal

Raised by 15 people in 18 months
Kim Roberson  MANASSAS, VA
Thank you for visiting the Joan Leigh Hayes Trust for the Support, Maintenance and Education of her Children.

A love of Chocolate and all things sweet introduced Joan Hayes to many of you visiting this page. In Joan's own words "I live in a small town in Georgia where kids still say ‘yes ma’am and ‘no sir’ and the food is mostly cooked from scratch. I’m lucky enough to be mom to CJ (18), Cassie (16) and Grace (13) which means that, in addition to cooking, I also work as a taxi service, homework checker, laundry doer, housecleaner and gardener. Although, to be honest I try to avoid those last two as much as possible."

Sadly, Joan passed away suddeny from a heart attack on Thursday, October 22, 2015, in Byron, GA, leaving behind her three much loved and adored children.  She was just 49 years old.

I ask as a community of friends, Chocolate lovers or anyone blessed to have loved or been loved that we band together to help support the future needs of CJ, Cassie, and Grace.  All donations will go directly to the Joan Leigh Hayes Trust for the Support, Maintenance and Education of her Children
to help them fufill their dreams as they grow into the young adults Joan wanted them to be.

Thank you so very much.

Kim Roberson (Joan's Cousin) and Gail Dickinson (Joan's sister)
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Update 1
Posted by Kimberly Roberson
18 months ago
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Joan's Obituary has been posted. If you are in or around the Byron area, please feel free to join us this week in celebrating her life.

http://www.rooksfuneralhome.com/home/index.cfm?action=public:obituaries.view&id=3361965&lud=C796AA1296AEB35F4876995DF1ED77E5&fh_id=13937
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$1,390 of $30k goal

Raised by 15 people in 18 months
Created October 25, 2015
Kim Roberson  
$200
Anonymous
10 months ago
1
1
$100
Anonymous
17 months ago
MN
$50
Mary Neumann
17 months ago

I never had the opportunity to meet Joan, but I admired her and followed her love for chocolate on her blog. She was loved by her readers and fellow bloggers and will be terribly missed. Thoughts and prayers to her children, family and friends.

VZ
$30
Vera Zecevic
17 months ago
$10
Anonymous
17 months ago
JC
$50
Jamie Carr
17 months ago
NB
$25
Nancy Buchanan
17 months ago
$100
Kalyn Denny
17 months ago

What a wonderful person she was. I am so incredibly sad that I never managed to meet her in person; we were planning to meet for the first time at BlogHerFood. My thoughts and prayers to go the family. I hope you realize how loved your mother was.

$50
Stephanie Manley
17 months ago

Joan, you will be dearly missed!

$25
Carrie Vibert
18 months ago
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