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Graveside Service

Winn Funeral Home
Monday June 8th, 2020

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Hailu Habte Negia

On June 1, 2020, Hailu Habte Negia passed away at the age of 54 after a long battle of cancer.

He was born in Ethiopia on July 25, 1965. He moved to Louisville, Ky. in the spring of 1996.

He was a talented artist, whose passion was making exquisite jewelry. He enjoyed working as a catering manager at the Kentucky International Convention Center.

His positive outlook on life really impacted everyone he met and he was a dear friend to many. He was a very kindhearted, selfless, compassionate person, spreading love everywhere he went.

A graveside celebration of life service will be conducted at the Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery at 3 p.m. (EST) 2 p.m. (CST) Monday, June 8th, 2020, under the direction of Winn Funeral Home.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.winnfuneralhome.com.

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Heyyyy Hailuuu!!! I would say everytime I saw you at work and you enthusiastically returned my greeting no matter how many timesI would say it.
You were the hardest worker and helped eveyone reach their goal and was always smiling and happy..never complained. I never knew you were ill until now. Your presence and passing have made me a better person. God rest your wonderful soul.What a blessing to have known you

LaShauna S Jul 17 2020 12:00 AM

I knew Hailu as a talented artist. Always smiling and ready with a hug. We collaborated on some jewelry using my glass beads and his silver work. These will be treasured. I will miss him.

Annette Summers Jun 8 2020 12:00 AM

Hailu was an amazing person. Always welcoming with the most beautiful and heartfelt smile. Ill always remember, when we lived near each other, he would get off work and bring me the most wonderful desserts and we would sit, eat, talk, and laugh. I was heartbroken to hear of his illness and passing. I wish I had known so I could have spent more time enjoying the beauty of his spirit. You will be missed Hailu.

Ashley Draper Jun 7 2020 12:00 AM

Rest In Peace my friend, I only wish the world had more time with you. I will always remember your smile and your caring eyes every time you would walk up to any of your many friends you would run into. I will most definitely miss that my brother. Love ya and will always remember our friendship.

Marty wade Jun 7 2020 12:00 AM

I was a doorman at the backdoor, when ever Hailu came in he was always smiling and making people around him smile. R.I.P. MY FRIEND

Chris Stark Jun 7 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Hailu Negia

Daphne Jun 6 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Hailu Negia

Eliza Jun 6 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Hailu Negia

Ayesha Jun 6 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Hailu Negia

Elisa Jun 6 2020 12:00 AM

Rest our dear cousin even though you are gone away your love will always be here to stay you touched our hearts with so many things
God knew you were the one to save he took you home to get some rest even though we loved you best.
Our hearts are filled with so much pain
God loved you more there was no shame
At this time we must let go your memories we will keep a flow rest our dear cousin with peace of mind your memories will live on through
Rest in peace
Your cousin
Marta alemayehu

Marta alemayehu Jun 6 2020 12:00 AM

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