Meta Gray Thompson Hayes

Meta Gray Thompson Hayes

November 2, 2022, 66, Richlands –

Meta Gray Thompson Hayes, 66, of Richlands, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family. Meta was born in Johnston County on July 25, 1956, to the late James Walter Thompson and Eva Florence Thompson.

In addition to her parents, Meta is preceded in death by her grandson, Xander Owen Pond.

Meta is survived by her sons, James Richard Pond and wife Angela of Dudley, and Sonny James Stanley; brothers, Bruce Thompson and wife Marie of Smithfield and Larry Thompson of Smithfield; sister, Neita Thompson of Smithfield; grandson, Jaden James Pond and several other family and friends.

Meta was a loving mother, daughter, sister, and friend. She will be dearly missed but precious memories will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.

No funeral services will be held at this time.

Casey Funeral Home and Cremations is honored to serve the Hayes family.

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