Bobbie J Hays is a native of Clarksdale, Mississippi. She is a retired teacher, minister, and workshop leader. She has two grown sons, Thado Nakia and Terrance Nathan. She has eight terrific, intelligent, and energetic grandchildren: Aviance, Makayla, Kierstain, Thado Jeremiah, Mason, Kayden, Terrance Jr., and Major. Bobbie resides in Lakeland, Florida.