Marnike Hayes, 53, departed this life Friday, November 9, 2018. She was born on September 3, 1965, second oldest to the parents of Luther and Annie Frances McWilliams in the Village of Findlater Gardens / Winton Woods in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Marnike was better known as “Marcey” by her family and friends and at a very young age she had a giving spirit, always willing to help no matter what the tasks. From yard work to shoveling snow to decorating for a Holiday or parties, she was ALL IN.
After graduating from Aiken Sr. High School in 1984, she immediately began working at DynaGraphics Printing and Labeling Co. as a Quality Control Inspector and a Welfare Chairperson for the Local Union #098 where she retired after 25 years of service due to illness in 2009.
Marcey was well-known for her brilliant smile and sparkling eyes. She enjoyed planning and/or sponsoring many baby showers, parties, house warmings, bridal showers, weddings, game nights, and just planning or decorating many events with the “Marcey Touch”. She loved spending time with her family, friends and classmates.
Remembered for her love of roller skating, Double Dutch, skiing, jet skiing, amusement parks, winning dance contests, (loved to do Michael Jackson and Down the Way), and doing things with the little ones. Always known for that “Voice”, bubbly spirit, strong, straightforward personality, and a fun-loving “Shit Talker” trademarked by her Sunflower seeds.
Marcey met her life partner, Jean Pierre Hayes, who married and joined forces with her in continuing a force of good and support in the lives of many in 2010. She found her spiritual home and became a member of the Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research in 2009, where she became a dedicated Librarian Assistant and class member. She received the True Name and teaching of Yahweh Elohim and Yahshua the Messiah by the Tabernacle Pattern in its 1, 2, 3 simplicity. The Institute teaches the Universe according to a Yahweh given pattern and understanding of our Savior Yahshua as he really is and actually exists.
She leaves to cherish her memory her devoted, loving husband, Jean Pierre Hayes; father, Luther McWilliams; siblings, Laniece McWilliams, Tangela (Robert) McWilliams, Obalaye “Corky” (Melissa) Macharia, Lovette (Sean) Higgins, Bridgette Cameron, Kelli Hill, Dwayne Coltson, and Corey Gibson; two stepchildren, Jerry (Rose) Farrington and Tomica Hayes; eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren; two god children, Duana (Mike) Bell and Jalen Young, three god grandchildren; father-in-law, James H. Hayes Sr.; five sisters-in-law, Nesyah (Zekaryah) Yisrael, Denise Hayes, Renee Hayes, Tonya Hayes, and Dazaray Gordon; four brothers-in-law, James H. (Debra) Hayes Jr., Angelo (Gail) Hayes, Shawn Hayes, and Eddie Newman; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, loving friends; extended family members, Stephens, Bell, McWilliams, Harris, Jordan, Newman, Strickland, Lofton, Spivey, Wright, Gibson, Young, and the list goes on and on!
Marcey was preceded in death by her mother, Annie Frances; stepdaughter, Jewell Marie Hayes; and god granddaughter, Myana Bell.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 19, 2018 in Quinn Chapel AME Church, 10998 Southland Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45240 with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Final arrangements entrusted to the care of the Jerry W. Kinley Funeral Home.