Haywood Hansell Hillyer
Haywood Hansell Hillyer
  • November 14, 1961 - December 28, 2017
  • New Orleans, Louisiana

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Haywood Hansell Hillyer IV, 56, died December 28, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Haywood Hillyer III. He is survived by his mother, Brenda Edmonson Hillyer; brother Quin Hillyer and sister-in-law Tresy; aunts and uncles Carter and Pat Hillyer, Victor Law (Penny, dec.), Agatha Blom, and Alex and Kippy Comfort, numerous cousins, and a horde of friends who loved him dearly. He was an insurance executive with extraordinary dedication to his clients, and he was a generous and loyal friend. Stories abound about how Haywood performed so many kindnesses for others in simple, unheralded ways – especially for the children of his friends. As the only person for miles who did not leave New Orleans during, and for the first three months after, Hurricane Katrina, he went to great lengths to care for absent friends’ home and pets. Haywood enjoyed his membership in several carnival organizations, and worked tirelessly on their behalf. Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service on Wednesday, January 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. Visitation will be held prior to the service and will begin at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Haywood’s memory to the Trinity Educational Enrichment Program (TEEP), 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans, 70130, https://www.trinitynola.com/donatenow, or to the Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70114.