Bradley Haywood was born on March 2, 1972, in the city of High Point, NC, to the parents of Lillie Jean Haywood and Donald "Buck" Haywood. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Alexander Haywood Sr., and Lucille Barber Haywood. Throughout his life, Bradley's love for music grew and he became a graduate of Appalachian State University, receiving a degree in music, he went on to perform in various bands and to teach music at Ferndale Middle school for many years, along with being a golf instructor, Bradley would always be seen welcoming anyone with a smile that could light up a room along with a gentle heart to match.
He is survived by his brother, Norman Patterson and his niece, Conchetta Alford, his aunt, Donna Haywood (Milton) Dawkins, his uncle, Alexander "Jabo" Haywood, all of High Point, NC, as well as many more aunts, uncles and cousins. He also leaves behind two faithful-longtime friends; Christopher and Lorrie Campbell, along with his very best friend, Braxton