Myrtle Staley Haywood, 91, of Biscoe, passed away Friday, June 19, 2020 at her home.

A Celebration of Life Service was held 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Laurel Hill Baptist Church officiated by Pastor Todd Roseman. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born October 14, 1928 in Montgomery County, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Anna Dell Staley. She was a faithful member of Laurel Hill Baptist Church and a former textile employee.

She is survived by sons, James Haywood (Ann) and Ivey Haywood; daughter, Phyllis Thompson (JR); grandchildren, Jamey Thompson, Angela Latham, Sonya Parsons, Crystal Rushing, Paulette Royal, Mickey Haywood and Jasper Haywood; great-grandchildren, Darrell Latham, Jacob Latham, Austin Cesaro, Tiffany Cesaro, Ali Royal, Belinda Saunders, James Thompson, Cris Rushing, Baeleigh Rushing, Leea McQuinn, Ethan McQuinn and Alex McQuinn; great-great-grandchildren, Bryson Saunders, MaKenzie Harris, Jackson Harris, Isabel Harris, Addison Thompson, Kinslee Thompson, Aksel Thompson, Adrianna Cesaro, Serenity Cesaro and Aniya Cesaro; special friend, Ally Dorman; and Ginger, her little dog.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Paul Haywood, and son, Leon Haywood.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Community Home Care and Hospice, 1024 Albemarle Road, Troy, NC 27371 or Laurel Hill Baptist Church, 1569 Troy Candor Road, Candor, NC 27229.

Bumgarner Family Funeral Service is serving the Haywood Family.

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