Norma Jean Haygood passed away on 21 March 2021. Born 15 Aug 1939 in Memphis, Tennessee to Denver LaDelle and Cora Mae Chambers.
NJ as her friends called her. Spent 48 years 10 months on Fort Huachuca and Sierra Vista off and on since 1972. She was an avid tennis player and could be seen playing at Kings Court Tennis Courts, before they closed their doors. She would also set up tennis matches at Barnes Field House and Officers Club Tennis courts on Fort Huachuca. Her dream was to watch a live match at Wimbledon but unfortunately she never made it.
NJ traveled to Georgia, and stayed behind while her husband was in Vietnam. Once her husband came back from Vietnam they moved here to Fort Huachuca, AZ and stayed except for a 6 year stint in Korea for the government. While in Korea she taught English & country and western dancing to some of the Korean population, and local military. They returned again and bought a 5 acre lot where she designed and had their forever home built in 1994 out in Hereford, Az. She loved the Arizona sunsets and compared them to the Hawaiian Sunsets when they took numerous trips to Oahu, Hawaii.
NJ was preceded in death by her parents, sister Herolene, brothers Junior, Robert, Charles, Jack and Sherman (her twin brother).
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Forrest A. Haygood of Hereford, AZ, son Dennis L. Haygood of Huachuca City AZ, daughter Deabbra M. Haygood (Curtis) of Huachuca City AZ, daughter Karian Bullard (Jon) of Seguin, TX, brother Richard Chambers (Barbara) of Olive Branch, MS. 9 grandchildren, 21 Great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. All of whom she loved dearly.
MISS ME --- BUT LET ME GO
When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom filled room,
Why cry for a soul set free!
Miss me a little – but not too long
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared,
Miss Me – But let me go.
For this is a journey we all must take
And each must go alone;
It’s all part of the Master’s plan
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick at heart
Go to the friends we know,
And bury your sorrows in doing good
Miss Me – But Let Me Go
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