Lois E. Hayes, 91, widow of the Rev. John Balliet, a Methodist pastor, and the Rev. Parker Hayes, an Assembly of God pastor, went to her eternal reward on October 3, 2014 in Carney's Point, New Jersey. She died at home under the loving care of her beloved niece, Donna McNee, family and Hospice.
Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on January 6, 1923 to Thomas John Mosley and Anna Williams, after graduation from Central High School, she married Rev. John Balliet who was an Assembly of God pastor in Dunmore and Coraopolis, PA. In 1955 John became a Methodist minister. Together, Lois and John ministered to congregations in (Nixon) South Butler, Morningside, Wilkinsburg, Greenock and Mount Pleasant.
Following John's death, Lois married Rev. Parker Hayes, an Assembly of God minister. They were involved in church planting and ministry in Pennsylvania and Delaware until 1982, when they moved to Inverness, Florida. They continued to be active in church work in Florida at the First Assembly of God in Inverness and the First Assembly of God in Ocala and in the establishment of Christian Life Assembly in Ocala.
Following Parker's death, Lois moved back to Carney's Point, NJ to be near family. She was a member of First Assembly of God in Carneys Point.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents; brother Thomas Mosley; sisters Vivian Carew and Marion McNee, and daughter Dorothea Adams. She is survived by one brother, William (Bill) Mosely of Pennsville, MJ and one sister, Katherine McAllister of Dallas, Texas; sons Thomas Balliet (Alice) of Kane, PA; David Balliet (Sherry) of Greeley, CO; John Balliet of DuBois, PA; Charles Hayes (Carolyn) of Inverness, Florida; Timothy Hayes (Joan) of Saylorsburg, PA; David Hayes of Rio Rico, AZ; Douglas Hayes (Carol) of Saylorsburg, PA; and one daughter, Beverly Fisher (Gary) of Thomasville, NC; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Instead of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to the First Assembly of God, 380 Georgetown Road, Carney's Point, NJ 08069 and designated for the support of Carrie Baber, Lois Hayes' great-niece who is a missionary in Maylasia.
Visitation will be from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, October 7, 2014 at the First Assembly of God, 380 Georgetown Road, Carneys Point, New Jersey, 08069. The service celebrating her life was on Oct. 7 at the First Assembly of God in Carney's Point. Internmnet was to be at Fero Gardens in Beverly Hills, Florida. Adams Funeral Home in Elmer, NJ handled arrangements.