Jessica Hayes

August 19, 1980 - January 15, 2022

Jessica “Nanny” Noemi Traweek Hayes (Maraist), 41, of Lumberton, passed from this life on Saturday, January 15, 2022.  She was born in Port Arthur, Texas on August 19, 1980, to Celeste Maraist and was raised in Nederland by her mother and her parents, Walter and Monin Maraist.  She graduated from Nederland High School where she was an active member of the marching band, Key Club, and HOSA, amongst a wide range of other extracurricular activities and clubs.

Jessica was full of personality and lit up the room wherever she went.  Her family and friends adored her beautiful spirit and her angelic singing voice.

She is survived by her husband, David (Chris) Hayes, of Lumberton; children, Layla Traweek and Liam Traweek, of Nederland and Summer and Gage Hayes and wife, Ashley, of Atascosita;  mother, Celeste Fisher and husband, John Fisher, of Beaumont; her parents, Walter and Monin Maraist, of Nederland; step-father, Don Chapman and wife, Pam; and  siblings, Roberto Maraist; Walter Maraist and wife, Diane; Aaren Ledoux and husband, Gene; Rachel Wion; Andrea Wion; Sarah Wion; and Jacob Wion;  parent-in-laws, David and Debbie Hayes; and countless nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends who all loved her dearly.

She is preceded in death by grandparents, Walter and Celeste “Lilly” Maraist, of Port Arthur and “Papi” Benedo and “Mami” Petra, of Puerto Rico; and stepfather, Mark Wion, of Beaumont.

Jessica’s cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorioum, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Grace River Chapel, Beaumont, led by Pastor Stephen Morgan.  Family and friends are encouraged to attend to celebrate the life of our beloved Jessica.


Broussard’s Crematorium
  • 5150, Stivers Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77705,

Memorial Service

Grace Rive Chapel
  • 5050, Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas, 77708,
  • February 5, 2022
  • 2:00 pm

Comments (5)

    Sylvia Gutierrez says:

    My beautiful friend Jessica it was a pleasure to have such a wonderful classmate and friend with a heart of gold. Even when I when I moved away you made sure we remained in touch. I will always remember the days in band or HOSA class with all your jokes and your special laugh that most likely ended in a pig snort! You showed me the true meaning of being a friend and that no matter what you hold love ones close to your heart. For that you will always remain in my heart and truly be missed. Gone to soon

    Marisol says:

    My Beautiful Cousin Jessica, May your soul rest in peace. I will always remember you by that sweet smile and warm heart.
    You were one-off the kind and fun to be around. You will be in our hearts forever ♥
    Condolences to my family and knowing the Lord will bring comfort to all of us. Remembering her wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts.
    May she rest in peace. Love you.

    Adriane Wallace Champagne says:

    Jessica and I were friends in high school but had lost touch. She was always such a light in the world and I know she will be missed dearly. Here is to all the great memories and times spent together until we meet again.

    Amber Blake says:

    Jessica was always such a sweet friend to me. I have known her since we were eight years old, and we grew up in church together. Sunday School, Missionettes, and the youth group were wonderful times. Jessica was so much fun, I loved her dearly.

    Susan Flores says:

    I am so sorry to hear this. I saw her a year ago at Nederland graduation. I was so happy to see her. She was a beautiful little girl and a beautiful woman. My heart hurts for all the family. My God give you peace and strength.

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