Colonel Edward Haywood was born August 17, 1942 to Maudie B. Jackson and James Haywood in Austin, Texas. He was the oldest of three children.
He attended Blackshear Elementary School, Kealing Jr. High, and L. C. Anderson High School. Due to ongoing health concerns, he withdrew from school after completing the 11th grade.
His Christian experience began at an early age, attending the 12th Street Missionary Baptist Church and from there continued his journey with Jesus Christ.
Colonel Haywood was brought to New Birth by Faith Christian Center (NBBFCC). After attending NBBFCC for one Sunday, Colonel asked to join on February 6, 2003. Colonel made excellent strides in New Birth and became Elder Colonel Haywood on February 4, 2004.
Elder Haywood decided he would like to work in the department of cleaning the church. He became the head of housekeeping. For years, Elder Haywood for the most part, kept the church clean until he began to have health issues.
Elder Haywood at times would invite members to his apartment after church service for lunch to continue worship efforts. We love to celebrate life and enjoyed each other's company.
Elder Haywood has encouraged the church congregation to always love Jesus Christ. Elder Haywood said, "Prayer is the Key, and Faith unlocks the door." He always read the Motto at the beginning of service, "We Trust God, Live by Example, Help Others, and Pursue the Truth."
Colonel was very active at Pan Am Recreation Center; this, was the first of his volunteering efforts, which led him to be a voice of reasoning with the younger population. Some of his duties while at the recreation center were opening and closing the gym, managing equipment, and providing guidance to the youth. Management appreciated his efforts so much that Colonel received numerous of certificates for his outstanding volunteering services.
He was a wonderful BIG BROTHER; preceded in death by his mother and father.
He is survived by his brothers: Harris L. Young, Raymond M. Young; a host of nieces and nephews; as well as many other relatives and friends.