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Mr. Jimmie Haywood was one of five children, born to the late Joseph and Lizzie Haywood in Louisville, Georgia. He graduated from Jefferson High School in Louisville, Georgia. He entered the United States Army in 1953. Jimmie loved to talk about his first duty station as “a young 19  year old soldier living the life in Bordeaux, France.”  He later served two tours in Vietnam as a medical specialist. Throughout his successful military career, Jimmie earned the National Defense Service Medal, First Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal 6 Awards, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal First Oak leaf Cluster, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry W/Palm two Awards, Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, and Combat Medical Badge.  He retired at the rank of Sergeant First Class. After successfully serving in the military, he retired and was employed on Fort Bragg and at Cape Fear Valley Health System. He retired from Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in 2011. He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Shelia Haywood; his son, Michael Haywood; his step-children, James R. C. Easter, Stephen Easter, Stephanie Easter and Sherita Hughes; his sister, Betty(Clarence)Smith; his nieces, LaVon Wells and LaKeycia Haywood, Louisville, GA; his nephew, Joseph Haywood, Louisville, GA; many grandchildren, great grands, in-laws, friends, and co-workers. Mr. Jimmie Haywood went to be with the Lord on April 4, 2017, a bright, sunny, cool spring evening. It was the kind of day he would have spent in the metal gliding swing on the patio, enjoying the breeze, when he was in good health. Rest assured, Jimmie is now in excellent health enjoying his heavenly home.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 7, 2017 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church Fayetteville, NC.

Announcement courtesy of Davis Funeral Home, 725 Beech Street, Louisville, GA

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  • Thursday, April 06, 2017
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  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017
    I know Sheila and the Haywood family and friends have saddened hearts because of losing Jimmie recently in death. When our loved ones fall asleep in death, the pain and grief seems unbearable. So I want to share this beautiful scripture where our heavenly father, Jehovah, (Psalm 83:18) promises us that he is going to do away with man's greatest enemy, death. Rev. 21: 4; "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." When our loved ones fall asleep in death, the pain and grief seems unbearable. Our loving God Jehovah understands how we feel and he comforts us by means of his word the Bible. ." Jehovah invites you to throw all your burdens on him and he will sustain you in your time of grief. (Psalm 34:18) The Bible also enlightens us at Hebrews 2:14 "so that through his (Jesus) death, he (Jesus) might bring to nothing the one having the means to cause death, that is, the Devil." For more comforting scriptures please visit: It has provided me with many more scriptures that have given me comfort, strengthened my faith and helped me find the answer to Why? I know it will do the same for you. God's kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for at Matt. 6: 9, 10 will bring about these wonderful promises including the resurrection. (John 5: 28, John 6:40, John 11:23-25) Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will live......And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life." Isaiah 25:8 "He will swallow up death forever. For Jehovah himself has spoken it." It is my prayer these scriptures will give you comfort in your grief. Again, I offer my sincere condolences to the family. Feel free to contact me if you wish at my email address: Please watch this beautiful video (song 144) entitled "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize"
    ~ M J Jarmon   AL