Funeral services for Mary Lynell Hays O'Quinn, 83, will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 3715 Youree Dr., Shreveport, Louisiana. Burial will follow at Forest Park West Cemetery, 4000 Meriwether Rd., in Shreveport. A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at the church at 1:00 p.m. until service time. Officiating the service will be Dr. Gregory Davis.
Mary was born on March 4, 1939 in Monticello, Arkansas to Chester Lee Hays and Lillie Iris Lynch Hays and passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2022 in Shreveport.
Mary graduated from Selma High School in Selma, Arkansas and moved to Shreveport where she attended Draughon Business College. She then married the love of her life, Ronald O'Quinn, on February 7, 1964. She loved gardening, flowers, gospel music, and her calico kittens. First and foremost was the love she had for her family. She treasured each and every one of them.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 55 years, Ronald O'Quinn; brothers, Avon Hays and Aubrey Hays; and sisters, Oleta Richey and Muriel Gilbert. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Rebecca O'Quinn, and David O'Quinn and wife Ashley; grandchildren, Zachary O'Quinn, Colin O'Quinn and wife, Leta; and great-grandson, Fisher O'Quinn.
The family would like to express thanks to the staff of the Chateaus at Montclair for their wonderful care, love and support given to our mother with special thanks to Loraine and Mary.
The family suggests memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the Alzheimer's Association.