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Shirley T. Hayslett


Sunrise: October 3, 1936

Sunset: September 2, 2020

Shirley T. Hayslett was born October 3rd, 1936 in Edenton, NC to parents Goldie Robert and Herbert E. Roberts. She attended Warren Grove Elementary and later J.F. Cooper High School in Edenton, N.C. In 1952, Shirley relocated to Suffolk, VA with her parents and enrolled in East Suffolk High School where she met her husband of 65 years, Mr. Wilber Herbert Hayslett. They were married in 1954 and moved to Brooklyn, NY where they raised their seven children. Shirley did factory work for 25 years and later worked for New York State Board of Education where she later retired. She relocated to Georgia in 2004 and then back to Portsmouth, Virginia where she was a member of New Beginning Christ Church.  She resided in Portsmouth until her death on September 2nd, 2020.  She was preceded in death by her husband and son Wilbert Hayslett and she leaves behind to mourn six children and a granddaughter that she helped raise. Diane Bumpers of Chesapeake, VA, Annette Hayslett of Brooklyn, NY, Laverne Bilal of Norfolk, VA, Jeffrey Hayslett and wife Judy Hayslett of Brooklyn, NY, Kevin Hayslett of Marrietta, GA, Amanda Rennalls and husband Martin Rennalls of Stone Mountain, GA and Shaleka Gibson of Brooklyn, NY (granddaughter). She also leaves behind five sisters- Lillian Collins of Edenton, N.C., Fonnie Powell of Portsmouth, VA, Betty Reeves of Chesapeake, VA, Mary Wiggins of Portsmouth, VA, and Carolyn Scott of Chesapeake, VA. Lastly, she is survived by 32 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

Viewing Tuesday, September 8, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Tuesday, September 8, 2020 12:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens 3920 Airline Boulevard Chesapeake, VA 23321 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Joyce Strickland says

    I will miss you Ms Shirley! The last 6mths have been amazing siting with you, talking and laughing together 😀! Gone but never forgotten❤️😢! Now take a rest you deserve it😀! Love you

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    Linda Adams says

    Prayer from Derrick & Linda Adams, may God
    comfort the family.

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    Pennie Roberts says

    You lived away for a long time and then I went a way for along time, but God gave me the opportunity to see you again. I enjoyed the day you and my other aunts set in my living room and commend me for doing well. For that I will forever be grateful. Rest In Peace auntie. Lil Pennie

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    Marylin Moore Randolph says

    “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you his peace at all times and in every situation. The Lord be with you all.”
    2 Thessalonians 3:16

    Tawana and William,
    The Moore-Yuille and Randolph Families wish that we could be with you during this time but know that we are thinking of and praying for you and your family in the passing of your grandmother, Ms. Shirley Hayslett. We know that you will miss her dearly but remember that “earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.” We love you!

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    Sandra Morisset says

    Thank you for your kindness and, the sweet childhood memories. You are amazing! Rest in God’s embrace. We know that we have eternal life in him and, this transition is a new beginning. I love you to life! ❤❤❤❤❤

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    Sabrina lebby says

    Our family will forever remain strong together and will share in the journey to finding peace after this difficult loss.

    RIP beautiful missed never forgotten you will be truly missed. LOVE you always and forever.

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    Tammy Hayslett says

    May our beloved Aunt Shirley SIHP. We love her, but God loves her best. My condolences 2the entire Hayslett family.

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    Samantha Hedgspeth says

    My family offers condolences and prayers

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    Robert Breland and Family says

    Dear Diane, We are very saddened to hear of Ms. Shirley’s passing. We know she fought a good fight and did it her way. God had her mansion and crown ready, even if her loved ones were not. We will continue praying for peace and comfort for you and your family as you face the days ahead. Love, peace and blessings.

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