James "Jay" Lester Haywood

May 15, 1963January 19, 2022
Obituary of James "Jay" Lester Haywood
James “Jay" Lester Haywood Jr., 58, passed away Wednesday January 19, 2022 at Wilson Memorial Hosptial. He was born in Wilson County on May 15th, 1963 to Bettie Edwards (late husband Bill Edwards) and the late Jimmy Haywood(survived by wife Karen Dent-Haywood). Jay was known for being happy and outgoing despite his mental handicaps. Jay lived with the wonderful people at Skill Creations in Wilson, NC. Mr. Haywood Jr. is survived by his mother Bettie Edwards of Lucama, Brother Phil Haywood of Lucama, with son James Phillip Haywood, Sister Beth Haywood-Winders (husband Frank) of Red Oak and sons Jonathan Ruffin, Dacota Winders, Xavier Winders and daughter Tricia Andrade, Brother Bob Haywood of Lucama and sons James Haywood and Robert Haywood, and Brother Tim Haywood(wife Jennifer) of Greenville and two step sons; Austin, Payton, and Gabe Sullivan. A service will be held at Cindy and Bill Garris's at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers the family would be grateful for any donations made to them to help with the services Funeral Services are under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home in Wilson, NC. Online condolences may be given by visiting

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