Walter Lee Haywood

October 24, 1955 ~ October 19, 2020 (age 64)


Walter Lee Haywood peacefully entered into eternal rest on Monday,
October 19, 2020.
Walter Lee Haywood was born on October 24, 1955, to Retha Mae
Hagood and the late Joe Michael Brown in Allendale, South Carolina.
He attended Estill Training School in Estill, South Carolina. During
his teen years, he attended St. Matthews AME Church in Luray, South
Carolina, where his walk of faith began. At the age of 22, he moved to
Paterson, NJ, where he worked for many years for Gerard Trucking
Company. Later, he landed a job a Kommerling USA. After many years
of exemplary work, he was promoted to a new position and relocated
to Baltimore, Maryland with Kommerling USA, where he worked as a
warehouse manager for over 20 years. Years after retirement, he moved
to Rocky Mount, NC.
Walter Lee, affectionately known as Walt Lee, Daddy, and “Bae” by his
loving wife, Lois. He always had a way of making you feel like you were
right at home. His personality was truly one to remember. With candid
greetings such as: “Who, the Heck are you?”, “I don’t know you,” “What
you doing in my house?”, followed by “Rotten no good” or remarks such
as “Get out of my house” & “That’s a bet.” It was hilarious moments as
such that warmed your heart and made you feel as though the distance was
not a factor. He was extremely passionate about having a good time and
possessed a strong work ethic for over four decades. To know Walter
Lee, was to love him. His cunning sense of words will truly be missed.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, LaShawn Debreaux; step
Freddie Maner; brothers, Johnny Lee Blake and Freddie Lee Blake; sister,
Lynette Blake and Grandmother, Emma Badger.
He leaves to cherish fond memories: a loving wife, Mary “Lois” Haywood
of the home, Rocky Mount, NC; mother, Retha Mae Blake of Estill, SC;
four daughters, Sharon Fields of Bluffton, SC, Renee Myers
-Tyler of
Aiken, SC, Reverend Dr. Torise Hiller of Passaic, NJ, and Antionette
Haywood of Rocky Mount, NC; two sons, Juan Myers of Hampton, SC
and Maurice Hiller of New Bern, NC; two brothers, Roosevelt Hagood
and Richard Blake, both of Estill, SC; three sisters, Diane Blake and
Benita Blake, both of Estill, SC, and Renita (Anthony) Brown of
Hampton, SC; eleven grandchildren, Jayden, Ayden, Kayden Mattiex and
Zayden Hopkins, TraVonte Roberts, Alexis and Ashley Smith, Jordan
Bennett, Maurice T. Hiller, Jr., Jamal and Elizabeth Barber; two great
grandchildren, Katelyn White, and Layla Tisdale; two aunts, Nora Lee
Hagood, Brooksville, FL and Bertha Ralph, Opa Locka, FL; great aunt,
Geraldine Maner, Brooksville, FL; three uncles, Robert Lee (Ethel)
Badger, Mount Dora, FL, William (Phyllis) Badger, and Lucious Badger,
both of Brooksville, FL. A host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

Walter Haywood of Estill, SC went from labor to reward on October 19, 2020. 

A public viewing will be held in the Legacy Chapel from 6-8 PM on Friday, October 23. 

Graveside service will take place On Saturday at St. Luke AME in Estill at 1:00 PM 

Due to the covid 19 pandemic, all guests are required to wear a mask when entering the facility. We ask that you be considerate of others while viewing and practice social distancing, maintaining a distance of 6 feet apart, please refrain from lingering so that others may enter to sign the memorial booklet and view as well.

Please feel free to light a candle and sign the guestbook to show your expression of love to the family. 


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October 23, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Legacy Funeral Home
467 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd S
Estill, SC 29918

Graveside Service
October 24, 2020

1:00 PM
St. Luke AME

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