A few years ago, I had the privilege of photographing Jonathan & Louise Haywood’s 50th Anniversary and sadly, on Saturday, July 29, 2017 I had the same privilege of photographing Jonathan’s Celebration of Life. In the church Mr. Haywood’s friends, family, former students and neighbors all gathered to tell stories of inspiration and dedication that they experienced by knowing Jonathan. This was a true celebration of Mr. Haywood’s life – as we laughed and cried – listened to songs and just remembered what a real role model he was. His widow, Louise, was a remarkable rock -dressed beautifully in blue and her signature hat. Hundreds of hugs and kisses poured over her and it made even an outsider like me realize that this is a family that prays together and stays together through the joy and pain. The most interesting moment was when Mr. Jonathan Haywood himself was able to give his own eulogy from the 50th anniversary video that was done years ago. The love he had for all who attended and his love for God, country and his wife brought tears to our eyes. His humor and wit made us smile and his ability to tell a great story captivated us. To recap, I wish I had known him. It seems that anyone who missed a chance meeting with this great man, missed a blessing. Thank God his legacy is being passed down through everyone he encountered.
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