Gwendolyn Zue (Hayes) Dyer May 24, 1930-September 15, 2020
Celebration of life Saturday October 3, 2020 11:00 am at Gambrell Street Baptist Church.
Born the third of four children in Happy, Texas to Cecil and Oma Hayes Gwen was valedictorian of her class at Happy High School. She married Jim Dyer on January 2, 1949 who preceded her in death in the 69th year of their marriage. After devoting 28 years as the Pastor’s wife and mother of five children she went on to complete her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Early Childhood Education at Wichita State University. She taught Head Start in Wichita, Kansas and Beaumont, Texas. After retirement in 1995 she substituted in the FWISD.
Her favorite scripture was Isaiah 40:31 (KJV)
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
They shall run, and not be weary;
and they shall walk, and not faint.
She is preceded in death by her parents, brother C.E. Hayes, and sisters Nona Francis Mathews and Mary Neal Henry. She is survived by her five children Janeette Dignan, Jimmie Whitt, Jennifer Dyer, Jeffrey Dyer (Tammy) and Monie Jacalyn Dyer, seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was a member of Gambrell Street Baptist Church and longtime treasurer of the Joy Sunday School class. She was the vibrant heart of her family and neighborhood. She lived the unconditional love, forgiveness, and service of the Christ.
En lieu of flowers, please donate to charity. Some of her favorite charities include the Natural Resources Defense Council, United Negro College Fund, and Habitat for Humanity.
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