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‘Jeff’s memory will go on’
Jeffrey Wayne Habbestadd, 54, Concord, N.C.

Compiled by Q-Notes staff
Jeffrey Wayne Habbestadd, a dear member of the Q-Notes family, passed away at the age of 54 on Nov. 2, 2007. Born in Oakland, Calif. on Sept. 3, 1953, Jeff (known to many as “Bodine”) lived with his family in Florida before moving to Concord, N.C., 30 years ago.

Jeff was a cherished member of the Charlotte area LGBT community. Since March 2001, he helped with Q-Notes’ packaging and distribution services.

Jeff often volunteered with the food bank and according to long-time friend Marti Slater, Jeff took it upon himself to help other people in their times of need. “He was very charitable in so many ways,” she said.

Marti recounted a time when Jeff found out an air conditioner was being given away by its owner. He took the time to pick it up and deliver it to an elderly neighbor.

Among his past employment, Jeff worked at the Raddison Hotel, the Drawbridge Restaurant and the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, Nov. 8 at Carolinas Memorial Park in Concord. Jeff’s remains were cremated and interred in the park’s mausoleum.

Slater said that proceeds from Jeff’s estate, once settled, will be donated to a well-deserving community charity.

“Jeff’s memory will go on for a long time,” Slater said. “It is just nice to see all the good and hear all the good from Jeff’s memory.”

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