Monday, March 9, 2015

Kristopher Cameron “ Kris” Haywood

Kristopher Cameron “ Kris” Haywood, 28, of Macon, MS went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday afternoon, March 4, 2015 at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Concord Baptist Church in Macon, MS. Interment will follow in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from12-2 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.Kris Haywood was born on December 17, 1986 in Starkville, MS to Harvey and Carol Seawright Haywood. He was a lifelong resident of Macon, MS and graduated from Central Academy Class of 2005 as well as from EMCC. Kris held various jobs in the Macon area, including working at Tem’s Food Market, Macon Chevron, and helping at his parent’s Sno-Cone and fireworks stands. He also was employed in sales with NEW (DirectTV) in Tupelo MS and Huntsville, AL as well as with various restaurants as a server. He had recently returned to live in Macon so that he could go back to school and further his education with the goal of becoming a social worker so that he could better help others in need. Since his return home he had worked at Mike’s #3 Quick Stop and most recently as a night attendant at the Local Express gas station on Jefferson Street. Kris was a member of Concord Baptist Church where his grandfather, Bro. H.O. Haywood, Sr., served as the pastor for many years. He was saved at a young age and was baptized by Bro. Jerry Zgarba with Tim Flora assisting. Kris was blessed with a multitude of friends and is remembered by all as a very kind, compassionate, and soft-spoken young man who was a friend to all he met, no matter their race or color. His compassion also extended to the four-legged community and he was quick to rescue injured or abandoned animals. Even after his death, Kris continued to help people, as his donated organs went to five individuals in desperate need.

Kris leaves behind his parents: Harvey and Carol Haywood of Macon, MS; his grandmother: Shirley Faye Griffin of West Point, MS; two sisters: Lindsay Haywood Denton (Adam) and Jamie Brooke Haywood, both of Macon and his two beloved nephews Jackson Stanley Denton and Oren Colt Brown. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Rev. H.O and Gwendolyn Haywood and by his maternal step-grandfather: Reese E. Griffin.