"ALL day and ALL night, ANGELS are watching over the Bond Family"
"May our God bless us with grace, mercy and peace, and always find more room around God's feet
Where there is complete rest from the cares of this world, No matter the highs and the lows the seasons of life may bring
I pray the spirit of God, it's revealed, and leads us to great and marvelous things
Whether we stay standing side by side or circumstance means we must say goodbye
I pray we are blessed With God's grace, mercy and peace..."
On Sunday, July 30, 2023 the much loved Mary Hayes Bond, slipped peacefully into the arms of the Lord in the comfort of her home.
Mary was the middle child and only girl of three children born to the late Jethro Jerome Hayes and Hattie Harrell Hayes. At an early age, she gave her life to the Lord and joined Ballard’s Grove Baptist Church of Eure, NC. Later, to be with her family, she moved her membership to New Middle Swamp Missionary Baptist Church.
In 1966, Mary graduated from Central High School in Gatesville, NC. After graduating, she went on into the workforce. She was employed at Carolina Aluminum for 10 years. Mary married the love of her life, Whedbee Lee Bond. They were married for 52 years and to this union two children were born, Whedbee Jr and Tomika.
Mary was very active and enjoyed participating in several ministries of the church. Additionally, she was a woman of many talents. She was an avid gardener and grew lovely plants, flowers and kept a well-manicured lawn.
Mrs. Bond family and friends will have the opportunity to view her earthly shell for one hour on Saturday, the fifth of August from three o'clock until four o'clock in the afternoon in the vestry on the premises of the Dennis J. Stallings Memorial Funeral Home in Gatesville, NC. On Sunday the sixth of August the Homegoing Celebration will take place at the one o'clock hour at the New Middle Swamp Missionary Baptist Church in Gates, NC where the Rev. Dr. Claude Odom will bring forth words of inspiration and comfort to the family and friends of Mrs. Bond. Her final place of cessation will be in the New Middle Swamp Church Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest next to the love of her life Mr. Whedbee Lee Bond. The Bond Family so graciously paratheke the final care of the beloved Mary into the hands of the team at Dennis J. Stallings Memorial Funeral Home.
Mary was proceeded in death by her husband Whedbee Lee Bond Sr., and son Whedbee Jr.
She leaves to cherish seventy-four years of beautiful memories to her daughter- Tomika Bond-Boone (Elliot) Gates; grandchildren- Ja’mere A. Roberts, Elliot Boone Jr., Dorien I. Melton, Tyree M. Boone, Tyrone M. Boone; two brothers- Trevor D. Hayes (Earleen) Eure, NC, Julius J. Hayes (Phylis) Elizabeth City, NC; two aunts- Goldie Knight and Berniece White. She also leaves one sister-in-law- Gladys B. Harrell (Gerald) Hampton, VA; and one brother-in-law, Albert M. Bond (Shirley) Gates, NC; Godmother- Edna Norfleet and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.
The Bond Family once again entrusted the team of Dennis J. Stallings Memorial Funeral Home of Gatesville, NC to serve them during their time of bereavement. DJSMFH professional team will assist the Bond Family during their hours of bereavement and beyond through unprecedented, sincere, heartfelt, compassionate and detailed personalized services catered to the Bond Family wishes and desires. Please continue to uplift the family of Mrs. Mary Hayes-Bond, especially her lovely daughter Tomika and all connected families through words of comfort, telephone calls/text messages, prayers, visits, "virtual" hugs, thoughts or even just a smile.
"...May our God watch over us While we are absent
One from another send us Your grace and Your peace
Keeping connection by the resurrection
Power God, Paid for us, All to receive Rest from the cares of this world..."