Hayward C. Batts, Jr.

Born: Thu., Aug. 5, 1943
Died: Tue., Jul. 23, 2019


12:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sat., Aug. 03, 2019
Location: Edward J Garr Funeral Home Inc

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sat., Aug. 03, 2019
Location: Garr Funeral Home

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Hayward C. Batts, Jr. 75, of Erie, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at UPMC Hamot after a lengthy illness.  He was born in Brooklyn, NY on August 5, 1943 to the late Hayward C. Batts, Sr. and Frances (Brown) Batts.

Hayward was a drug and alcohol counselor at Millcreek Hospital and the Erie City Mission for many years.  He graduated from Westinghouse High School in Brooklyn NY.  Hayward was President of the Friendship Baptist Choir in 2009 and member of the Lower Westside Reunion Committee.  He enjoyed playing poker and spades, watching his favorite sports teams, listening to jazz music, especially Paul Hardcastle, and spending time with his family.

Hayward is survived by his loving wife of 16 years, Dorothy Ann Hollis-Batts of Erie, his son Terrance Batts of New Jersey, daughter Kelly Ocasio (Irvin) of Erie and son Caprice A. Hollis, Sr. (Sarah) of Erie, a sister Diane Batts-Lee of New York, eight grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins, including a very special cousin, Blondell Jones of New Jersey.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two sisters, Estella Adams and Dorothy Batts, and one brother, Julius Batts.

Family and friends are invited to the visitation at Garr Funeral Home, 459 E. 12th St. Erie, PA 16503 on Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 12 noon until the time of the service at 3pm.

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