Hayward Burnside was born to Howard L. Burnside and Celestine M. Burnside on March 4, 1950 in Benton Harbor, MI. He departed this life on Monday, June 29, 2020.
Hayward attended BHASD schools and Lake Michigan College. Hayward, a Vietnam War Veteran, received a Vietnam Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars along with other awards. He was employed at Clark Equipment before relocating to Columbus, OH in 1975 where Hayward was employed at GM Fisher Body where he retired.
In 1974 Hayward met Angelique at Liberty Theatre where she worked. They built a relationship and were united in marriage on December 31, 1976. Hayward had five children, Jerry (Dondee) Joseph, (Columbus, OH), Angelina Burnside (MI), Alicia Burnside, (MI), Sherry Williams, (Washington, DC.) and one honorary daughter, Desiree’ Joseph (Columbus, OH).Over the years, Hayward’s passion for sports led him to co-coach Eastland Vikings Football, a team Jerry, participated as a player, and Desiree’ a cheerleader. The Vikings team achieved two consecutive championship wins. In addition, he coached and led Eastland Athletics, a Columbus baseball team, to a championship victory in 1984. Hayward enjoyed reading, watching sports and spending time with his grandchildren. Hayward leaves many to cherish his memory: his wife, five children, two sisters, Doris (Joseph) Jordan, Darlene Barnes (Atlanta, GA), mother-in-law, Mrs. Mary J. Joseph, sister-in-laws, Bobbie Joseph (Columbus, OH), Betty Burnside (Atlanta, GA), brother-in-laws, Kennard Joseph (AZ), Derrick Joseph (AZ), Jacob Joseph (MI), Prinston Joseph Sr. (Bridgette) MI, six grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Eddie and grandparents.
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