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Mrs. Katherine Diggs Hayes

December 17, 1925 — April 5, 2023

Mrs. Katherine Diggs Hayes, High Point, NC, departed this life to be with the Lord, April 5, 2023, at her home, under Hospice care.  She was born December 17, 1925, in High Point, NC where she spent most of her life.  She was the daughter of the late Chester Diggs, Sr. and Tressie Funderburk Diggs and that union produced Everett, Elizabeth, Roosevelt, Helen, Dorothy, Athelee, Gertrude and Charles, all of whom preceded her in death.  Siblings left to cherish her memories are Chester Diggs, Jr. of High Point and Otis Diggs of Washington, DC.

She attended William Penn High School in High Point and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education at Elizabeth City State Teachers College in 1950.  There she taught 3rd Grade for one year, in the same Public School System.  Afterwards, she married Elder David Lee Hayes, Sr. of Kings Chapel Apostolic Holiness Church.  To this union seven children were born; David Lee Hayes, Jr. (Barbara) both deceased, Sharon Ann Hayes (deceased), Elder Kenneth Orlando Hayes of Austin, TX, Titus Jerome Hayes of High Point, Reginald Eugene Hayes of Thomasville, Allen Josephus Hayes of High Point and Karen Hayes Nawaz (Dennis) of High Point.  She was a grandmother to nine grandchildren; Keonna, Brittany, Bryan, Kendra, Azzara, Shurrod, Tanya, Zebulon, Shannon and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

Mrs. Katherine dedicated her life to God and was a faithful member of Kings Chapel Apostolic Holiness Church (which is now Kings Palace Ministries Intl.) for over 50 years, where she was honored as the Mother of the Church.  She served as a Sunday School Teacher, member of the Gospel Choir, Mother’s Board and earned a Certificate in Christian Leadership Education in 1974 under the instruction of Evangelist Anna M. Thornton, Director.

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