Lori Lavonn Hays, age 59, was reunited in Heaven with the love of her life on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. Lori was born July 26, 1962 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to Linda White of Rison. In her youth Lori attended Watson Chapel Schools in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Lori dedicated her life to her family and friends. Lori was a kind, generous, stubborn, spitfire of a woman who loved those around her with all she had. She enjoyed the simple things in life from drinking coffee in the morning with her husband as the sun rose, cooking good food with her daughters, and staying up late giggling with her grandkids. Her greatest joy in life was being a nana. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, watching Bobby Flay on the Food Network, and spoiling her grandkids. She was one half of a beautiful soulmate pair who built a life filled with love and laughter.
Lori is preceded in death by her soulmate of 42 years Charles Hays, and her daddy Grady Lawrence. Her memory lives on through her beautiful daughters, Miranda Ward and her husband Ryan, Rebecca Traywick and her husband Calvin, her loving mother, Linda Lawrence, her four brothers, Buddy Lawrence , Gregory Lawrence and his wife Tracey, James Reed, Tommie Reed, her sister Angela Raymick and her husband Thomas, brother-in- law, Jack Hays and his wife Judy, beloved grandchildren, Alexander Ward and his fiancé Andrea, Hannah Ward, Samuel Blair, great granddaughter, Klover Bennett, her lifelong best friend Julia Hula ,and all her nieces, nephews, family, and friends whom she loved with all her heart.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Ryan Ward, Alexander Ward, Samuel Blair, Calvin Traywick, Jack Hays, and Zachary Reed.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Buie Funeral Home in Sheridan.
The family will be hosting a fish fry cookout at the home of her daughter Miranda Ward following the service. All are welcome to attend this celebration of her life and love. The family hopes you will join in to not say goodbye but rather see you later.
Arrangements by Buie Funeral Home of Sheridan (870) 942-3231.
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