Hayley Jo (Bugg) Woellert – March 14, 1997 to July 18, 2020
Survived by: Shelly Scott Woellert Christenberry (Scott) – mother; Houston W. Christenberry (brother); Jason A. Woellert (Stephanie) – father; Janet R. Thomason(grandmother); Jo Anna Smith (grandmother); Donna Christenberry (grandmother); Michael (Sabrina) uncle; Travis Woellert (uncle); many cousins.
Preceded in death by: Two baby sisters; baby cousin, grandfathers; great grandmothers, great grandfathers, great aunts, great uncles, and several friends.
Hayley had many friends and never met a stranger from the time she was first born. She captured attention where ever she went with her beauty and smile. She loved “buddy pies” (butterflies) and was always coloring or drawing on paper, sidewalks, the walls, and even the window sills. As she grew, she became more and more independent and was dressing herself by the time she was two matching colors and patterns! And she loved to dress up in her “Ninnie’s” work clothes and high heels and clunk around the house. Hayley would compose songs on the fly on the way to church and loved all kinds of music.
She became a big sister at the age of 8 and declared Houston was her baby. She loved and adored him and even told him she was his second mother.
She was a bright child and as her personality developed so did her talents. She was truly gifted as an artist and has an amazing portfolio. Hayley became a Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.) at the age of 17. She worked a variety of jobs in nursing homes and with troubled youth. She loved each of her patients and they loved her back.
She graduated with Honors from Houston County High School in May 2015. She decided to pursue pre-med studies but hadn’t yet decided on a specialty. She mentioned research; surgery and a few other categories. Due to her health she had to step back from her studies but continued to expand her skills by completing massage therapy class and graduated with her certification from Nashville School of Massage Therapy in May 2020. She had begun working with a chiropractor in Florida where she had recently moved. She loved it and her clients loved her. Hayley was coming into her own.
She began body building at 16 years old and faithfully went to the gym. Hayley followed a strict diet and exercise regimen but would occasionally go off her diet to eat at a family cookout or gathering. However, she was back on track by the next morning. And she had the form to prove it. She competed in Women’s Weight lifting tournaments as well.
Hayley had many friends, but Chelsea Hall was her wing girl. They loved one another more than anything in the world. Hayley was very close to her Uncle Mike too! When she was mad at her mom, Uncle Mike was there to listen. Hayley adored her little cousin Alyson and loved her to the moon.
So young with so many goals and talents when her life suddenly ended. There is a hole in our hearts that will never be filled until we meet her again. Hayley made an impression on all who knew and loved her. She was generous and had a giving spirit. And her beauty was extraordinary. But she was her own person too and butted heads a few times! We expect her to come thru the door any moment but she has gone thru a different door; one that we cannot pass thru at this time. Now she is being taught by the Master how He creates a masterpiece painting and all the secrets of the universe. Oh God hold her close until we are all with You and reunited with our loved ones – Hayley.
Visitation for Hayley will be at West Harpeth Funeral Home, Thursday, July 23rd from 10:00am until 6:00pm and Friday, July 24th from 12:00pm until 5:00pm. Funeral services for Hayley will begin at 5:30pm in the Chapel of West Harpeth Funeral Home, 6962 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests monetary donations be made to Nashville School of Massage Therapy (Attention: Connie), 130 Seaboard Ln #12, Franklin, TN 37067