OBITUARY

Corporal Donald Anthony Haywood

December 5, 1954July 3, 2019
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Donald Anthony Haywood was born to Alberta Shaw and Curtis Rolfe on December 5, 1954 in Hughes, Arkansas.

Don went to Hughes High School. Later, he joined the U.S. Army where he served his country for four years before re-enlisting with the Marines. He served until he received an honorable discharge before moving to Austin, Texas. On March 29, 1985, he was accepted into the Austin Police Academy where he served until March 31, 2008. He received several awards including rank as Corporal. Don loved his job. When he retired, he started serving at his church, Breath of Life Fellowship. He made sure that everyone stayed safe by patrolling the church. Don never completely retired, just moved to another organization. He loved “Praise and Worship” time because he would gather the kids together and give them all flags to acknowledge God in “Praise and Worship.” He himself had a big flag standing along with them.

Although he wasn’t a man of many words, his actions said “Love” in many languages. I can reminisce when he made Police Officer of the year. I teased him by saying, “But you don’t talk. How did you manage this?” He would just smile with no words. When the race track in Del Valle opened, Don started “Haywood’s Hill" and people loved to come and watch events. Don made friends with people all over the world; they loved him, and he loved them.

Don will forever be missed. As his wife, I give the glory and honor to God for allowing me to have and to hold this PRICELESS LOVE… “Don”.

On Wednesday, July 3, 2019, the Lord called Don Haywood home. His mother Alberta Shaw, father Curtis Rolfe, brothers Kenneth Haywood and James Shaw precede him in death.

His memory, an eternal light in our hearts, will be cherished forever by his wife of twenty eight years Evelyn Haywood, his two daughters Princess D. Duncan and Sarita A. Haywood, his two sons Brian A. Haywood and Gabriel S. Blackmon, grandchildren Isaiah, Zoe, Zane, Reon, and Kenzie, three sisters Dorothy Carr-Bland (Emanuel) of Cordova, Tennessee, Sheryl Bennett-Owens of Hughes, Arkansas, and Tonya Shaw-Young (Oscar) of Memphis, Tennessee, two brothers Willie Shaw of Carson, California and Warren Haywood (Lillian) of San Antonio, Texas. He also leaves a host of family, Breath of Life Fellowship Church family, Austin Police Department family, Veterans family, friends, and Haywood’s Hill friends.

A visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 12, 2019, at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home in Pflugerville, Texas. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Greater Love Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. Don's final resting place will be at The Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas.

Please visit www.cookwaldencapitalparks.com to share condolences and fond memories you have of Don with his family.

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  • Don's mother Alberta Shaw, father Curtis Rolfe, brothers Kenneth Haywood and James Shaw precede him in death.

    His memory, an eternal light in our hearts, will be cherished forever by his wife of twenty eight years Evelyn Haywood, his two daughters Princess D. Duncan and Sarita A. Haywood, his two sons Brian A. Haywood and Gabriel S. Blackmon, grandchildren Isaiah, Zoe, Zane, Reon, and Kenzie, three sisters Dorothy Carr-Bland (Emanuel) of Cordova, Tennessee, Sheryl Bennett-Owens of Hughes, Arkansas, and Tonya Shaw-Young (Oscar) of Memphis, Tennessee, two brothers Willie Shaw of Carson, California and Warren Haywood (Lillian) of San Antonio, Texas. He also leaves a host of family, Breath of Life Fellowship Church family, Austin Police Department family, Veterans family, friends, and Haywoodshill friends.
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  • Austin Police Department

Services

  • Visitation Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, July 13, 2019

Memories

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Mary Love

July 10, 2019

On behalf of the Rising Sun Missionary Baptist Church of Hughes, Arkansas, we would like to express our most sincere condolences at the passing of your loved one, Donald A. Haywood.

At an early age, he was baptized and was a member of the Rising Sun Church family. Therefore; we, the members of Rising Sun, are praying that his biological family can take comfort in the fact that he is with God now.

If there is anything you need during this difficult time, please do not hesitate to reach out to his former church family for support.

Prayerfully your
Rising Sun M. B. Church
P. O. Box 1256
Hughes, AR 72348

Meagan Sanders

July 9, 2019

Zayne, Brian, & Mr. Don

Cathy Olive

July 6, 2019

My heartfelt condolences to the Haywood family.


Sarita Haywood

July 6, 2019

Daddy I miss you so much! I have lost a piece of myself that I will never get back. I plan to continue on your legacy and do the work of God. I pray one day I will see you again. I love you so much. My best friend, my twin, the first man I loved, and my hero. Enjoy Heaven Daddy.

From your baby girl,

Sarita A. Haywood.

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Biography

Donald Anthony Haywood was born to Alberta Shaw and Curtis Rolfe on December 5, 1954 in Hughes, Arkansas.

Don went to Hughes High School. Later, he joined the U.S. Army where he served his country for four years before re-enlisting with the Marines. He served until he received an honorable discharge before moving to Austin, Texas. On March 29, 1985, he was accepted into the Austin Police Academy where he served until March 31, 2008. He received several awards including rank as Corporal. Don loved his job. When he retired, he started serving at his church, Breath of Life Fellowship. He made sure that everyone stayed safe by patrolling the church. Don never completely retired, just moved to another organization. He loved “Praise and Worship” time because he would gather the kids together and give them all flags to acknowledge God in “Praise and Worship.” He himself had a big flag standing along with them.

Although he wasn’t a man of many words, his actions said “Love” in many languages. I can reminisce when he made Police Officer of the year. I teased him by saying, “But you don’t talk. How did you manage this?” He would just smile with no words. When the race track in Del Valle opened, Don started “Haywood’s Hill" and people loved to come and watch events. Don made friends with people all over the world; they loved him, and he loved them.

Don will forever be missed. As his wife, I give the glory and honor to God for allowing me to have and to hold this PRICELESS LOVE… “Don”.

On Wednesday, July 3, 2019, the Lord called Don Haywood home. His mother Alberta Shaw, father Curtis Rolfe, brothers Kenneth Haywood and James Shaw precede him in death.

His memory, an eternal light in our hearts, will be cherished forever by his wife of twenty eight years Evelyn Haywood, his two daughters Princess D. Duncan and Sarita A. Haywood, his two sons Brian A. Haywood and Gabriel S. Blackmon, grandchildren Isaiah, Zoe, Zane, Reon, and Kenzie, three sisters Dorothy Carr-Bland (Emanuel) of Cordova, Tennessee, Sheryl Bennett-Owens of Hughes, Arkansas, and Tonya Shaw-Young (Oscar) of Memphis, Tennessee, two brothers Willie Shaw of Carson, California and Warren Haywood (Lillian) of San Antonio, Texas. He also leaves a host of family, Breath of Life Fellowship Church family, Austin Police Department family, Veterans family, friends, and Haywood’s Hill friends.

A visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 12, 2019, at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home in Pflugerville, Texas. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Greater Love Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. Don's final resting place will be at The Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas.

Please visit www.cookwaldencapitalparks.com to share condolences and fond memories you have of Don with his family.