Sister Nancy R Hayes King

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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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Condolence Messages

  1. My condolences to your family for the loss of Nancy she was a good friend of my Aunt who did her hair for many years I really enjoyed are conversations we had my God Bless you and your family in your time of need

  2. Patricia Allen

    AUNTIE NANCY, I am so really gonna miss you, I want to say THANK YOU so much for coming into my life, and loving on me as one of your bonus spiritual NIECE and I will forever Cherish the MEMORIES of you as well as loving and enjoying having the opportunity to serve you as your ARMOUR Bearer when you came down to CHARLOTTE for the PASTOR’S CONFERENCE, we had a ball, and my last time seeing and talking to you when you was at church in Lady Shirl office, just how BEAUTIFUL you were looking with that BIG LOVELY FABULOUSLY GORGEOUS smile on your face, take your REST AUNTIE, you have earned your WINGS, and I know that IT IS WELL WITH YOUR SOUL, I LOVE YOU MUCH and I’ll see you one day over in GLORYLAND

  3. Pastor Ronald M. Chunn

    I was saddened to hear that my Friend ,Sister in Christ and former Eddie Bauer co-worker had passed. I always admired her for her stand for Christ , her no nonsense , straightforward attitude in whatever task she undertook.
    Her work ethic was one that inspired and encouraged other co-workers to do their best every day. My first introduction to her , I thought that she was being hard on people, but I come to learn that she always operated in excellence. I miss her sense of humor and her smile….Rest well my Sister and Friend. I am praying for Rev. Joel King , Marcus and the Family.

  4. SIS Louise FRANCIS


  5. Carolyn Adkison and family

    Our prayers are with you and Marcus. May God continue putting His loving arms around you and give you peace. If there is anything my family can do please
    let me know. We love you with our whole heart!

  6. My prayers and love are with you and Marcus and may God our Father continue to keep His loving arms around both of you giving you His peace.

  7. Praying for the entire King family and her close friends. She always brought a laugh whenever we were around each other. Sleep well sis!

  8. Dianne Brooks

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Nancy.
    May she rest in peace.

  9. Freddie L. Jordan, Ph.D.

    Always a bright star in the room….
    A fragrant rose to the nostrils of our God! Grace, peace and love to Reverend Joel King and Marcus….

  10. Rev. "Engr." Ayokunle Oluwagbemiga Ogunduyile

    Our Heavenly Father has called Sister Nancy to her eternal rest in “HEAVEN”. All we can say to God is “Amen”. Continue to rest until we meet at the feet of Jesus.

  11. Pastor: Marvin & Gwen Newman

    To Pastor Dr. Joel King and Family, Our sincere prayers and comfort be with you and your family at this time. To hear that our Sister Nancy have gone home to be with our the Lord Jesus Christ we pray the the Spirit of comfort of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you and the family.
    Revelation 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Wright, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them,

  12. Loretta Hawkins

    Rest in peace dear Aunt Nancy! To uncle Joel and Marcus, we continue to lift you in love and prayers for your comfort now and always. In Christ Jesus we find great peace.
    Gussie, Donnie, Loretta, and Walter

  13. Karen Henderson

    Sending my deepest condolences to the Family God bless you all.

  14. The Taite Family

    We Offer Our Sincere Condolences to
    Rev. Joel King Jr., Marcus King and The Entire
    Family of Nancy-R-Hayes-King.
    We Only Knew Nancy for A Brief Time.
    But, She Was So Pleasant, it Felt as Though We’d Known Her for A Long Time.
    We were Part of The Group Vacationing Together, in The Dominican Republic.
    We Are Saddened By Her Passing.

    Sending Love and Prayers

  15. Patricia Spencer

    My Prayers, and Condolence to Rev. Joel King, and Family.

  16. To Pastor King, Son ,Marcus, Sister Rose, Pastor and Lady Washington , The Mt. Hermon Church Family and all that knew Lady Nancy King , Sister Millie Dennis and myself Barbara J. Stewart extend our love and prayers to each of you in this your season of grief and sorrow ❤ !

  17. To the King family, I worked with Nancy for many years at Eddie Bauer, she was a very sweet lady and I’m sure everyone that knew her had the same impression of her. My Condolences to the family, she will be missed

  18. Marna Hale-Bailey

    The Rev. Joel King Family has our deepest condolences for the passing of Nancy Hayes King. Nancy will always be remembered as a Christian woman and dear friend. May she rest in peace and rise in glory!

    The Family of Dr. Phale D. Hale, Sr.
    Mr. & Mrs. Rodriquez and Marna Bailey

  19. Daryl J Barkley- Orlando, Fl.

    Rev. Joel, Marcus, and to the entire Hayes and King Family. I am sending my deepest condolences, love and prayers to you all. May God bless you. I worked with Nancy for many years and UPS, and I loved her personality, and she is such a sweetheart. I will always have fond memories of our times together.

    • Rev King , Marcus, family and friends – So sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. It’s very hard when we lose a hierachy of our family but what helps us get thru it is knowing she is now w God and watching over everyone here. She has now become our Guardian Angel and that makes us all feel better knowing this. Sending lots of love, positive thoughts and, most of all, prayers to all of her family & friends during this time.

      Love Charlie & Sandy Coey’s family

  20. T. L. Shaw, Pastor

    Our prayers and deepest sympathy remain with the King family.

    Liberty Hill

  21. Sending our deepest sympathies to our friends and neighbors, Joel and Marcus, on the passing of Nancy. She was very special to us and more humorous than she realized! Nancy will always be in our hearts and thoughts. You will be in our prayers. May she rest in peace!

    Tom & Terry Eckl

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