Jerwan Malachi Hayes

July 23, 1997 ~ October 20, 2019 (age 22)


Jerwan Malachi Hayes, 22 of Cambridge, departed this life Sat., October 19, 2019 in Trappe, Maryland. He was born July 23, 1997 in Easton, MD, son of Jerry T. Hayes and Wanda A. Hayes. Jerwan, affectionately called “Slight Haze”, was educated in the public schools of Dorchester County. He was a graduate of Cambridge South Dorchester High School Class of 2015.

While attending high school Jerwan was employed with Food Lion in Cambridge.  After graduation, he was employed by Chipotle in Easton where he was quickly promoted to supervisor. He was passionate about learning all aspects of the restaurant. He set a goal for himself, and by the time he was 21, he became a General Manager of his own store in Salisbury, MD

Over the years, Jerwan was active in the Youth Action Council, Young Life, Bible Study, Little League Baseball, high school sports (basketball, football, track & field and SUSA), National Honor Society, Senior Class Play “Damn Yankees”, Community Theater – Sweeney Todd, High School Culinary Arts Program, High school chorus and was a participant in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade.

His hobbies included basketball, acting, singing, gaming, spending time with family and loved ones and having a great time with friends.

Jerwan was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents James & Cecelia Lake and his paternal grandparents, Willie & Mary Hayes.

His memory shall always be cherished by his parents, Jerry and Wanda Hayes Sr., his brother and sister in-law, Jerry and Kate Hayes Jr.; niece & nephew, Anniston & Kingston; special friend, Orissa Thomas and her daughter, Brooklyn, to whom Jerwan was a father figure; five godsisters; one godbrother and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.

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Memorial Service
November 2, 2019

12:00 PM
Cambridge South Dorchester High School
2475 Cambridge Beltway
Cambridge, MD 21613

Interment following funeral service
November 2, 2019

Reids Grove Cemetery
Maiden Forest Road
Vienna, MD 21869

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