Dr. Thomas Jared Ayo, age 92, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 5:38 pm, in St. Amant, LA. A resident of Gonzales, LA and native of Morgan City, LA. Thomas was a graduate of Morgan City High School in 1946, received a Masters in Theology and Doctor of Pastoral Ministries in 1974. He served in the Army National Guard. As a retired Baptist minister, he was a member of Ascension Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday School. His wife, Dorothy Francis (King) Ayo, former wife, Alice Nickens Ayo, and daughter Susan Marie (Ayo) Haigler, precedes Thomas in death. He is survived by two granddaughters, Theresa (Kent) Enfinger and Becky (Alan) Kendrick; one grandson Bobby Haigler; five great grandsons, Ricky Nolte, Ty (Jennifer) Nolte, Chris Haigler, Keith Kendrick, and Trace Haigler; and one great granddaughter, Brooklyn Haigler. Services will be held at Ascension Baptist Church, 13432 Airline Hwy., Gonzales, LA at 9:00am on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Services will be conducted by Rev. Robert Lawrence. Interment to follow at 3:00pm, at Pine Rest Memorial Park, 16541 US Hwy. 98, Foley, AL for a graveside prayer. Arrangements are entrusted to Ascension Funeral Home. Please visit the online guestbook at www.ascensionfuneral.com.
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