Name: Julia Lytle Haynes
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
DOD: September 25, 2017
Julia was very spiritual, believed in Jesus Christ and the promise of eternal salvation. She was filled with an abundance of kindness and generosity towards others. She loved the outdoors, coffee, pumpkin anything, beaches, and butterflies. Above all, she loved her children and family.
Julia was a strong willed young lady who tried to fight addiction her way but ultimately lost the battle. This beautiful, bright woman was taken from us all way too soon. We will love and miss her for the rest of our lives. It is the family’s hope and prayer that the cruel disease of addiction will trend toward a broader degree of understanding and de-stigmatization; that a sense of urgency will be brought to this brutal health crisis affecting so many families.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you discuss the devastating effects of addictive opiates and heroin use with the children in your life. In honor of Julia’s memory, please contact your local legislators to advocate for an increase in funding for addiction treatment and prevention. A celebration of life will be held in late October.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Oct. 1, 2017