Biography: Durell L. Hayes, also known as “Relly” and “Relly-Poo” was born on February 5, 1986 in Harlem, New York. He attended First Chance Pre-School and P.S. M079 Horan School. He participated in the Special Olympics and won numerous awards.
Durell was very sweet. He loved his family and always loved to have company with all of his cousins. He also watched wrestling with his brother Anthony on Monday nights. His brother Aaron was the “babysitter” when Mommy and Daddy went out and was known as “Mommy’s Sidekick”. They did a lot of activities together, such as singing and listening to all kinds of music. Durell especially loved Michael Jackson and Prince.
Durell was not only loved by his family, but also his home attendants Kane and Carmara who were with him for several years and loved him dearly. Durell is survived by his mother, Linda A. Hayes; father, Craig R. Williams; twin brothers Aaron and Anthony Hayes; nephews: Delvon, Devante and Jason; his aunts and uncles: Nancy, Annette, Kasoyna, Donalda, Valerie, Christine, Michael, Tommy, Donald, Robert, Leonard and Andre; Godmother, Gwendolyn Wright, Godfather Andre Wagner; and a host of cousins.
A Note From Jennifer—Durell’s Therapist at First Chance Pre-School “A little boy named Durell, he loved to laugh and he loved to sing. But most of all he loved his Mommy. Sometimes he got himself into trouble spots, but mostly he tried really hard and made wonderful things. He made lots of friends that he would never forget, girlfriends he would always remember and songs he would always sing. Goodbye Pre-school, its time to say goodbye.”