Faye Braswell Haywood

September 29, 1944 - August 30, 2023
Faye Braswell Haywood

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The eldest of four children, Lana Faye Braswell was born in Dublin, Georgia and grew up on the farm of Dillon and Lois in nearby Adrian, with her younger brothers Gene, David, and Phillip. She left the farm as a young woman and graduated from the University of Georgia in Athens.

She married, and her life’s journey brought her first to Upstate New York and then to North Carolina, where she was a beloved wife and mother. She worked diligently for the state, first as a social worker, then in the Administrative Office of the Courts as an Indigency Screener and a County Magistrate. At the end of her career, she returned to her first love—children—working with young people as a 4H Agent and finally as a Culinary Arts Instructor.

Faye was a fierce protector—protecting her family, friends, and the American Dream she fought for so hard and earned every day of her life. Now she has earned her final rest—halfway among the tall pines and fields of the farm where she was young; and halfway in the waters surrounding her beloved barrier islands of Southeastern North Carolina.

She was also an avid traveller, delighting in new experiences, places, and people in these United States and in strange, beautiful lands across the oceans. On Wednesday, August 30th, at the age of 78, she began the journey she has prepared for a lifetime—across the waves of space and time to where endless meets the end and love echoes in eternity…crying of what is past, passing, and to come.

She will be cremated and her cremains will be placed in the family cemetery in Adrian, Georgia at a later date.

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  • September 17, 2023
    Jarvis Jean posted an image:
    Traveling with Faye to Nova Scotia.  Such a fun and positive person to be around!
    Traveling with Faye to Nova Scotia. Such a fun and positive person to be around!

  • September 10, 2023
    Danyce Dicks says:
    I am so saddened to learn of the passing of Faye. She was such a hard working 4-H Agent at the NC Coop Extension for many years. I have so many wonderful memories of working with her. She didn't let cancer keep her down - she continued to enjoy life as best as she could. Praying for peace and comfort for the family during this difficult time, especially her dear Trent.

  • September 10, 2023
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  • September 07, 2023
    Donald Dudley says:
    Faye was a great friend from our school days in Adrian. A lot of good memories of chemistry and math classes. She was always upbeat with a happy outlook on things. She will be missed by many people and a welcome addition in heaven.

  • September 05, 2023
    Mary Kidwell says:
    Faye was an HOA friend and we struck up a friendship in 2006. We had some fun times together. I left that area in 2019 and we talked once in a while. I knew she had been struggling with cancer for quite a while. I'm so sorry to hear she lost her battle. My thoughts are with her family. Thanks for the notification.