Theresa “Terri” Lynne Hayward was born on November 3, 1955, in Vinita, Oklahoma to Jimmy Wayne Hayward and Juanita “Micki” Lorene Hayward. Terri passed into eternal rest with her Lord and Savior on November 19, 2022. Terri was a devoted Christian servant, and she was a true and faithful daughter to her Lord and was devoted and faithful to her family and friends.
Terri worked for Cinch Connectors formerly known as TRW for over 25 years and retired from there in 1999. Terri possessed a natural, loving, motherly instinct to children and desired to help her mother babysit her great twin nieces and later great nephew during her retirement. Terri took her role as an Aunt very seriously. Aunt T was her name and spoiling was her game.
Terri had a love for helping others and was known for giving rides to those who needed transportation and would run errands for those who were unable to do so. Terri was preceded in death by her father, Jimmy Hayward, mother Micki Hayward, brother Steven Dale Hayward, grandmother Alice Hayward, and grandfather and grandmother Arthur and Lois Hopkins.
Those left to treasure her beautiful memories are her brother Jack Wayne Hayward of Vinita, niece Crystal Wise and nephew Daniel Milliman of Broken Arrow, great niece Brittany O’Neill and great nephew Levi Landon of Disney, Oklahoma, great niece Bethany Marcotte and husband Austin Marcotte of Catoosa, Oklahoma, and great nephew Denver O’Neill and great niece Alisha Case of the home in Vinita, Oklahoma as well as a host of cousins, family and friends. There will be a visitation Sunday November 27, 2022, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Monday November 28, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at the Vinita Church of Christ.
Terri’s family has entrusted her care to the Luginbuel Funeral Home in Vinita, Oklahoma. Online condolences may be left at www.honoringmemories.com or the Luginbuel Funeral Home Facebook page.