Nancy “Nan” Haygood
A celebration of life for Nancy “Nan” Haygood, age 71 of Lindale, TX, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Lindale, TX with Rev. Richard Luna officiating.
Nan passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Home Place Hospice in Tyler, TX. She was born in Lufkin, TX March 11, 1947. She graduated High School in 1965 in Mt. Pleasant, received a B.A. from TAMU Commerce, taught school in Dallas and Grace Community, Tyler. Nan married Ben Thomas Haygood of Lufkin in 1967. They had two sons, Paul Thomas in Oregon and Ben David of New Jersey, married to Rachel, with daughter Harper. She moved to Tyler in 1982 and helped Tom open his licensed family counseling practice. She helped found East Texas Marriage Savers and served for eight years coaching and mentoring couples. Nan served with Tom at both Bethel Bible Church and Methodist churches. She also served with the Emmaus Spiritual Renewal Movement in Tyler for 20 years.
She is survived by husband, Tom, two sons, Ben, Paul. Brother, Wes Brown and wife Diana of Mt. Pleasant, two sisters-in law, Karon Dawn Packwood of Holly Lake Ranch, and Susan Osburn of Minneapolis.
Nan was diagnosed with aggressive liver and lymph cancer in March, and after weeks of considering all treatment modalities, chose to be at home with Hospice with her family and friends. C.S. Lewis responded in a pub conversation, how long would you want to know (if you could) you have before crossing over? His response: “Six months would be perfect to set things in order, offer forgiveness and asking for forgiveness for wrongs committed.” Nan was given that gift.
Nan and family requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to one of the following: Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd, Tyler, 75701, or Local Community of Spiritual Renewal “Walk to Emmaus” G.R.A.C.E. P/.O. Box 132212, Tyler, TX 75713-2212, or Hope Haven, P.O. Box 1110, Lindale, TX 75771 (Christian Home for Teen Foster Girls.) The family loves her life of beauty, grace, shining face, and giving heart which will always remain and miss her greatly. To God be the Glory.