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North Cleveland Cemetery
Saturday May 8th, 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Memorial Service

Morrison Chapel Baptist Church
Saturday May 8th, 2021

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Susan Smith Hays

CLEVELAND- Susan Smith Hays,age 59, of Cleveland, MS, passed away Thursday, May 6, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family.

A Memorial Service honoring Susan's life will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, May 8, 2021, at Morrison Chapel Baptist Church in Cleveland, MS. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM service time at Morrison Chapel Baptist Church. 

Susan was born April 25, 1962, to Paul and Jean McCord Smith in Charleston, MS. She graduated from Charleston High School in 1979 and went on to obtain a BSN from Delta State University and her Masters in Nursing from Kaplan University.  She married Don Hays on December 31, 2005, in Sevierville, TN. Susan worked at many hospitals and hospices in the local area. Always taking care of others was Susan's life. Prior to her illness, Susan was a FNP at the after-hours clinic in the Cleveland Medical Mall. Susan's hobbies included working in her garden, watching sports, (anything Alabama), spending time with her family--especially with the grandchildren, and going to the beach. She was a devoted Christian woman who had attended the Emmaus Walk and was a faithful member of Morrison Chapel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Jean Smith, and a brother Jody Smith.

Susan is survived by her loving husband of 15 years, Don Hays of Cleveland, MS; Daughter Ginger Hays, and her child Taylee Ann Hays; Son, Phillip Bret (Mallorey) Campbell their child, Ella; Daughter Kristin Blair Campbell; Daughter, Cassi Rene Hays Melton (Tim) and their children Ansley and Russell; Son, Dalton Blake Campbell (Maria); Brothers, Randy Smith of Charleston and Neil Smith of Memphis, TN; Sister, Paula Smith Sykes of Madison, MS.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St Jude Children's Research Hospital or ZOE Ministries. 

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.


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God our Father,
Your power brings us to birth,
Your providence guides our lives,
and by Your command we return to dust.
Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,
their lives change but do not end.
I pray in hope for my family,
relatives and friends,
and for all the dead known to You alone.
In company with Christ,
Who died and now lives,
may they rejoice in Your kingdom,
where all our tears are wiped away.
Unite us together again in one family,
to sing Your praise forever and ever.

Roy T Johnson Jr May 8 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Susan Hays

Cbalducc May 7 2021 12:00 AM

Susan was such a Godsend for me ,the yr.she was HC Queen I was Jrmmaid, I was sooo nervous , she told me '" Sandi, Girl you better smile ,you.look beautiful tonight, sooo smile ,its ok..I will miss her forever and always and love her even longer ..my prayers go out to all of her family & friends...she sure loved her family and her friends , and her animals ....

Sandi O'Bryant Page May 7 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Susan Hays

Sandi O'Bryant Page May 7 2021 12:00 AM

No more suffering and sorrow for you, sweet girl. Watch over your loved ones who remain here without you. It was a privilege to have known you in the short time that you were here on this earth. May you truly rest in peace. Prayers for comfort and strength for the family for the many days ahead with you gone.

Reba McKnight May 6 2021 12:00 AM

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