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Sister Nancy R Hayes King

Nancy R. Hayes -King is a native of Washington D.C. Born to William R. Hayes & Minnie Rose Jones Hayes. Sister King attended Columbus Public Schools and graduated from East High School. She attended Columbus State obtaining an Associate Degree in Business, worked at Lazarus; R G Barry; UPS and is currently and retired from Eddie Bauer Fulfillment, Inc. of central Ohio.

Sister King accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at the Shiloh Baptist Church of Columbus, Ohio by the late Rev. J. W. Parrish. She was a “born again” Christian and was a former member of the Jerusalem Second Baptist, Urbana, Ohio. Former member of the Bible Way Church of God in Christ &Union Grove Baptist Church, Columbus, Ohio, presently member the Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church Columbus, Ohio where she served in The Women’s Ministry.

In January of 2005, she received The Baptist Ministerial Alliance of Columbus & Vicinity highest award known as the “Shining Light Award”. This award is for a Minister Wife or layperson who has amplified Christian principals in their daily life and a person who works behind the scene of their husbands’ ministry; untimely in different functions in the community and church.

In 1985, Mrs. King became a member of the Columbus Ministers’ Wives and Ministers’ Widows Organization, serving as Financial Secretary, Treasure and eight years as chairperson for their yearly Prayer Breakfast. Presently serving as Assistant Financial Secretary and State Chair of the Scholarship Committee of the State of Ohio Ministers Wives and Widows.
In July 1999, she received her certificate for completion of courses in “Preparation for Servant hood”, from the School Of Theology of Virginia Union University, in cooperation with the International Association of Ministers’ Wives and Ministers’ Widows, Incorporation at their annual session in Chicago, Illinois.

Sister King Serves as a member of the American Business Women’s Association Buckeye Chapter both National and Local; actively involved in the Democratic Women’s Functional Affairs, The March of Dimes, Kidney Foundation, Cancer Drive and wherever there’s a community need. She was a teacher in the Children’s Church Ministry, Coordinator of the monthly Communion Table Servers, served on the decorating committee of the “new sanctuary” addition, kitchen committee and assists with the Children’s Mimes for Christ ministry at Jerusalem Second Baptist Church. She was the past President of the Gahanna-Jefferson Schools PTO where her son was a student. She is a formal treasurer of the Columbus Baptist ministers wives and ministers widows of Columbus an vicinity and now serving as first Vice- President..

In January of 2002, Sister King was lead to start a Children’s Usher Board to be a part of the worship service at Jerusalem on the 3rd Sunday of each month. She has a certificate for completion of courses in “Leadership Development”, completing a total of six years of study from the School of Theology of Virginia Union University, in cooperation with the International Association of Ministers’ Wives and Ministers’ Widows Incorporation at their annual session in Orlando, Florida .In June of 2007, she graduated from resources for faith development in Nassau, Bahamas, which made her complete nine years of schooling. In July of 2010 she received her stole for completing twelve years as a student with the same organization in Atlanta, Georgia.

Sister King has been appointed to serve on the State of Ohio Scholarship Committee of the Baptist Ministers’ Wives and the National Organization; as well as becoming a Charter Lifetime Member of the Executive Board. A member of the Columbus 3177 Chapter of the NAACP. She was elected as assistant financial secretary of the O.B.A.M.W.M.W. Inc. She has served as Vice-President GLVMB where our son was a former student. In 2014 she was awarded Minister Wife of the Year by the Columbus Chapter.

In 2018 Elected President of the Columbus Baptist Ministers’ Wives and Ministers’ Widows
Sister Nancy King is married to the Rev Joel L. King, Jr., who was the former Pastor of the Jerusalem Second Baptist Church, Urbana, Ohio. They have one son, Marcus Isaiah. She leaves too cherish her memories husband-Rev. Joel L. King, Jr.; son Marcus; Sister Rose Strokes; and a host of niece’s; nephews and other relatives .

Sis. King will Lie in State at 10:00 am; the family will receive friends at 11:00 AM; Homegoing Service will start at 12:00 noon Thursday, August 3, 2023, at Mt. Hermon Baptist Church,2283 Sunbury Rd. Entombment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations are asked to be made to Mt. Hermon Baptist Church 1930 Project, 2283 Sunbury Road, Columbus, Ohio 43219. Donations can be made via check or through Givelify: Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church.

Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view a video tribute, and offer condolences to the Hayes-King Family, visit


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