OBITUARY

Mr. Charles Lorenzo Haywood

January 25, 1951February 7, 2020
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Charles Lorenzo Haywood was born on January 25, 1951 in Bartow, Florida, to Willie Haywood, Sr. and the late Dorothy Redick Haywood. Charles accepted Christ at an early age. He was called to eternal rest on the morning of February 7, 2020.

Charles graduated Franklin High School in 1969, where he was an excellent wrestler, competing for a state championship his senior year. He went on to attend Princeton University, where he graduated in 1973 with an Artium Baccalaureus in Politics.

On August 16, 1975, Charles married the love of his life, the late Brenda Anne Clark Haywood, with whom he built a loving home and had three children. He was a devoted husband and father who showered his family with love and affection. He was dedicated to his career with AT&T and Teradata, where he held positions of increasing responsibility leading to consulting projects in China, India, the United Kingdom, and throughout the United States.

Though he was known to have a serious and determined demeanor in public, Charles’ family and friends saw his fun-loving side. He was passionate about politics and classic movies, and he loved to play golf and travel, especially to Maui, Hawaii. Charles was extremely generous, mentoring countless youth and young professionals, and donating to many charities. He remained active in the Princeton Black Alumni Association and Franklin High School alumni groups.

Charles was preceded in death by his beautiful wife Brenda Anne Clark Haywood, loving mother Dorothy Redick Haywood, big brother Willie Haywood, Jr., and nephew Darrell “Bam” Stenson.

To cherish his memory, he leaves his father Willie Haywood, Sr., sister Sandra Redick; four brothers: David, Alwin “Marty”, Dexter (Debbie), and Tyrone (Nadine) Haywood; three children: Keisha Haywood (Cheriff), Danielle McGee (Dwight), and Eric Haywood; three grand-children: Brendan, Cameran and Logan McGee; and a host of relatives and friends.

Services will be held at Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 888 Zion Circle, Roswell, GA. 30075. Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 10:00 am till 11:00 am. Celebration of life will also be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 11:00 am.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 15, 2020

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Harry Lee

February 16, 2020

I was so sad to hear the news about Charlie. I consider myself lucky to have known him and to have worked with him since our paths initially crossed in the early 90s. He was respected by all who knew him and was a true joy to be around. My condolences to the family and to all that knew and loved him. He will be missed.

Mirhonda Studevant

February 15, 2020

Years ago, Charlie taught me an affirmation that is still the core of my professional identity: I am positive, proactive, organized, flexible and focused. Charlie not only taught me about navigating the corporate world - he encouraged leadership potential that he recognized in me long before I did. There was never a time in the last 25 years that I reached out to him that he didn't respond promptly and thoughtfully. I will miss his smile and gracious guidance. Praying strength for his family and God's wisdom, comfort, and peace for every life he touched.

Sidney Conn

February 15, 2020

My sincere condolences to the Haywood family. I worked with Brenda at AT&T; and played golf with Charley since 1995. Our foursome was Gary, Chuck, Charley and myself.
May God’s peace be with you all.
RIP Mr Charles Haywood.

Joe Wenig

February 14, 2020

I'm honored to have worked with Charlie for many years. He was a special person with a big heart. My sincere sympathy to his family for their loss.

Caryl Henry

February 13, 2020

I met Charlie back in the day when his family and my family joined together with the marriage of my sister Debbie and his brother Dexter. We were in shared family gatherings for years where I experienced him as a great brother, husband, dad and friend. Rest in power Charlie Haywood

Renee McMillan

February 12, 2020

I was so sorry to hear of this loss. I had the pleasure of meeting Brenda and Charlie in New Jersey, working and associating with them in the early years of my AT&T career until they moved to Georgia. Both were wonderful people to know and be around. My condolences to the family. May your cherished memories embrace and comfort you now and always.

Karen Williams

February 12, 2020

I am at a lost for words. Charlie was my favorite brother in-law. I had the opportunity of living with my sister Brenda and her wonderful husband Charlie when I was a teenager. He was a little strict, but it was for the best and I just did not realize it then. My last conversation with Charlie was short but sweet. I told him that I was coming to Georgia to spend some time with him , and he said anytime. I will truly miss him as much as I miss his beautiful wife Brenda.

Marion Humphrey

February 11, 2020

Charlie and I were friends in college. He was always decent and kind. He was smart and intellectual. I still considered him to be a friend after 50 years and just sent him a Christmas card in December. I pray that his family will be encouraged in knowing that others care and mourn the loss of this wonderful man with such a humble spirit. May the peace of Jesus abide with each of you.

In Christ,
Marion A. Humphrey

Ben Gillis

February 10, 2020

My condolences to Charlie’s family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am proud to call Charlie a great friend and terrific business partner. I learned so much working with Charlie and I’m grateful our paths crossed. RIP My friend.

Bill Kirby

February 10, 2020

Just heard this news, and have to say in all of my years working in the technology field, there are few people that were as dignified, humble, and professional as Charlie. This is very sad news to hear and my condolences go out to this family. Charlie - God bless.

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