Family and friends of Forsyth Central High School senior Haley Wood, who passed away Wednesday following a wreck, have come together to remember who she was and preserve the memories she left behind.
According to Wood’s Aunt, Amanda Wade, the 18 year old was a funny and kind young woman, who loved traveling, fishing with her dad and watching the Georgia Bulldogs.
She also was in the process of deciding whether to be a nurse or a teacher after graduation.
“She was funny. She was really funny,” Wade said. “Ever since she was little she would prank call us and she would always have funny jokes for a little kid.”
Wade said that Wood was particularly interested in cosmetology, and in her youth she loved attending the girl’s summer camp, Gnaw Bone Camp in Nashville, Ind.
“I know that she loved helping little kids… and I think in her heart she would have made a great teacher,” she said.
Wade said that she will remember how “awesome of a big cousin” Wood was to her children.
“She did all the big cousin things with my kids, from tubing on the lake to swimming with them. And she was always the first one in the lake each year, even when it was too cold for everyone else,” she said.
Wood passed away early Wednesday morning after her vehicle traveling northbound down Ga. 400 struck a concrete median wall, left the roadway and impacted with a tree.The date for a memorial for Wood has not yet been announced, though services are being handled by Tim Stewart Funeral Home of Lawrenceville.