Geraldine "Gerry" Bevins Haywood

December 23, 1932February 26, 2019

Geraldine “Gerry” Bevins Haywood, 86, of Chattanooga, TN, died Tuesday, February 26, 2019. She was born in Pikeville, KY, to the late George Conder and Lena May Bevins. Gerry lived in Louisville, KY before moving to Chattanooga, TN eleven years ago. She was active in the Modern Quilt Guild, quilts of valor, and knitted winter scarves for those in need. She also created multiple dresses for children in East Africa through Global Outreach Developments International. Gerry was a member of Beargrass Christian Church in Louisville, KY for 46 years and attended Christ United Methodist Church after moving to Chattanooga, TN. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Luther Haywood, and her son, Charles Brian Haywood. Gerry is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Dr. John Miller of Chattanooga; three granddaughters, Jordan, Ashton, and Peyton; one grandson, Nikolai; and sister-in-law, Judy Haywood of Largo, FL. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Cave Hill Cemetery, 701 Baxter Ave., Louisville, KY 40204. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made out to Global Outreach Developments International/East Africa, 401 Center Street, Old Hickory, TN, 37138. Please share you memories of Gerry with the family at Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 8214 E. Brainerd Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, March 2, 2019

Geraldine "Gerry" Bevins Haywood

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Ursula M. Walsh

March 11, 2019

I first met Gerry several years ago at Paula Smiddy's house where Paula was hosting one of the first Norwich Fun Days at her house in TN. I enjoyed meeting Gerry, she was a very kind person and we enjoyed sharing our love for our Norwich Terriers. I think she put some Obedience titles on her little dog. We emailed back and forth now and again, sharing info about our Terriers. After that first meeting, I ran into Gerry a few more times when I traveled with my 2 Norwich to the Midwest , I think in Kentucky and again to Tennessee for another Fun Day. I wish we could have gotten together more often than we did, but at least we exchanged emails about our Terriers' achievements and how much we enjoyed being owned by them! Gerry was a lovely person and I am glad to have met her. I did not know she was ill and I will miss her.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Ursula M. Walsh

Denise Ohlman

February 27, 2019

I always enjoyed spending time with Gerry, at guild meetings or in her home when I would go and take her a loaf of sourdough bread. She was enormously talented and eager to share her gifts and knowledge. My fondest memory of her was during Show' N Tell at Chattanooga Modern Quilt Guild. She showed several of the African dresses she had made and cried when telling how the girls where shunned when their dresses became soiled during menstruation. She loved her family and was always proud to tell me about their accomplishments. Gerry will be missed but will always be remembered with respect and admiration.