Carolyn Lee Haywood, 77, artist who specialized in folk art and vintage decor

Carolyn Lee Haywood
Carolyn Lee Haywood

Carolyn Lee Haywood, 77, was a lifelong resident of Sandbridge-Backbay, Virginia Beach. She passed away Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, after being ill for some time.

Carolyn was an artist her whole life. She loved acrylic and watercolor painting. She and her husband Mac made and sold folk art and vintage Christmas decor together for years. Carolyn had a deep love for the Christmas season and had a very large collection of antique Christmas ornaments and decor. She also made and sold Native American Indian relics for some time. Her yard was full of many flowers with over 80 rose bushes at one time. She truly loved working in her garden with Daniel, Melissa and Mac.

She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Scott Haywood; granddaughter, Melissa A. Haywood; late husband, Robert L. Haywood; parents, Randall Louis Coakley and Jean Lorraine Ewers; sisters, Jeanette K. Coakley and Sheryl A. Coakley; brothers, Gregory A. Coakley and Michael C. Coakley; nephew, Charles K. Beasley; niece, Catherine Coakley; in-laws, Darlene Brightwell and David Haywood; and the recent passing of a dear friend, Kathy Jennings.

She is survived by her loving husband Earl “Mac” Woodard; two sons, Brandon S. Haywood and Don R. Haywood; brothers, R.L. Coakley, Phillip Coakley and Steve Holt; sisters, Debra Febish and Alicia Williams; grandsons, Robert Daniel Haywood, Jerry Vincent Haywood and Gino Antino Haywood; daughters-in-law, Cindy Haywood and Tina Louise Haywood; great-grandchildren, Emma Elizabeth Haywood and Roman Michael Haywood; sister-in-law, Sophia Coakley; nephews, Chris Coakley, Randall Coakley, Karl Coakley, Sidney Beasley and Jonathon Febish; nieces, Katie Beasley, Amanda Williams and Amy Jennings; and dear friend, Neeraj Dabgotra.

There is so much to say about this very special woman that I could go on forever. She will truly be missed by everyone who knew her. Peace be with you baby and I love you so much.

A celebration of life will be held at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Maestas Chapel, 1801 Baltic Ave., Virginia Beach.

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