Haywood Lee Campbell

April 24, 1930 – March 29, 2020

Burial on Friday, April 10, 2020
Great Lakes National Cemetery
4200 Belford Rd, Holly, MI 48442


Haywood Lee Campbell was born to the late Martha and
Thomas Campbell in Fitzgerald, Georgia on April 24, 1930.
In 1940, Martha, Haywood and his sister, Helen migrated
to Detroit, Michigan to begin a new chapter in their lives.
Haywood enlisted in the United States Army while still in
High School and finished his courses during Army training.
He served as an MP, worked in radio operations and
earned the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was honorably
discharged from the Army on November 1, 1970.
In 1949, while stationed in Munich, Germany, Haywood
met Rosa M Campbell. They were married in Salzburg,
Austria on August 30, 1955 and remained married until his
Haywood accepted Christ, was a dedicated Christian and
became Catholic in 1978. He attended Precious Blood
Catholic Church with his wife, Rosa and daughter, Monica.
Haywood worked as an electrical engineer and retired from
Ford Motor Co. in 1997. His hobbies included fishing,
H.A.M. radio and watching old Westerns.
On Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 11:15 am, Haywood
departed this world after battling a long illness. We are
celebrating his Home-going and his life. He leaves us to
cherish in his loving memory: his wife, Rosa, his daughter,
Monica Campbell, and his sister, Rev. Helen Coleman. He
is also survived and remembered by a host of aunts,
uncles, in-laws, cousins and friends.


We met in Munich, Germany over 70 years ago during perilous
times under insurmountable odds, and fell in love. We’ve seen
historic moments, battled hard times filled with racism and had
the best of times filled with love and adventure. Our bond is
strong; our will unbroken. Rest in peace, dear Herbert.
Love, Rosa


I’m heart-broken, but comforted knowing you are with God
resting in peace. We had great times. You taught me how to
ride a bike and how to fish. We took road trips almost every
summer or went camping. You were always there. I’ll miss your
honesty and your integrity. I’ll miss that “oops” sound when
you broke something and blamed it on being made in China!
Now Mama and I have an Angel to watch over us. Until I see
you again…


There Is No Death

I am standing on the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her
white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue
ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength and I stand and
watch her until at length she is a speck of white cloud just where
the sea and sky come to mingle with each other, Then
someone at my side says,
“There! She’s gone!” Gone where? Gone from my sight, that is
all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was
when she left my side, and she is just as able to bear her load of
living weight to her destined harbor.
Her diminished size is in me, not in her. And just at the moment
when someone at my side says, There! She’s gone! There are
other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take
up the glad shout, There! She comes!”
And that is dying.


Wir hatten immer so eine gute Zeit zu besuchen und
reisen mit dem Wohnmobil durch die USA. Wir lieben
dich. Mögen Sie in Frieden mit Gott ruhen.
Love Gerda and Family

We always had such a good time visiting and traveling
with the motorhome across the USA. We love you.
May you rest in peace with God.

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