Norfolk - James Elwood Hayslett was born January 26, 1926 in South Norfolk, Virginia to John Hayslett Sr., and Mattie Johnson Hayslett. After a very fruitful and enriched life, on August 16, 2013, he went to heaven to meet with his loving wife Beulah Inell Dudley Hayslett whom he married in July 1951.
Mr. Hayslett received his early education in the Norfolk school system. In 1951 he received a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree, respectfully, from Howard University, Washington, DC in 1963. He was inducted into Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi, Howard University in 1950; and joined Beta Phi Graduate Chapter in 1971. He served his country by joining the U.S. Navy
(1943-1946) and Air Force (1951-1969)
He is survived by his daughter, Delbroah Jones and her husband, Robert; one granddaughter; one grandson; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Wilton Hayslett; two sisters, Janette Hayslett Wallace and Geraldine Hayslett Boone; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 24, at St. Joseph AME Church, 2521 Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC with Omega Service at 11:45 a.m., visitation at 12:15 p.m. and funeral service at 1 p.m.