Rodney "Rocky" Hayden
1967 - 2018
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Rocky Obituary Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Don't be afraid; Do not be discouraged, for the lord your god will be with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9) It is in our deepest regret, and sadness that our beloved Rodney "Rocky" Hayden in Aurora Il, suddenly passed on October 20th, 2018 at Presence Mercy Medical Center. He was born on April 18th, 1967 in Aurora Il, to the late Clifford and Frances Hayden. Rocky was a provider, loving husband, father & grandfather who was employed by Veritiv. He was also a proud Tomcat who graduated from East Aurora High School and Lincoln Trail Collage. Rocky was a man of God who attend Living River Center in Aurora Il, were he demonstrated the great faith that he inherited from his beloved mother & beloved grandparents, Robert & Lilly Hughes. In his spare time Rocky enjoyed watching sports. His Favorite teams were the Cubs & Bears, but overall he was a true Chicago fan! His joyous laugh and infectious smile were known to place even the most troubled hearts at ease. Rocky was a source of strength with unconditional love for on his family and close friends. Rocky leaves to cherish his memories to his beloved wife of 29 years Sophia Rodriguez Hayden, loving sons Brandon "Yartiza" Rodriguez, Ryan Hayden (Alejandra Corral), Rodney Hayden Jr., and Richard "Ricky" Hayden (Alquisha Russell) all of Aurora Il. He also leaves behind being the proudest grandfather to AJ Hernandez, Itiliaa "Tally" Hayden, Jenelle Rodriguez, Aaliyah Hayden, Tristen Guzman, Andre Hayden, Adriel Hayden, Anaya Hayden, Joely Rodriguez, Richard Hayden Jr., and Josiah Chambers. He was also a loving brother to Lisa, Reginald, Keith, Sean, Troy, Kerry Hayden and Tiajuana Smith. He also leaves a special place in his heart to Glen "Uncle Mack" Hughes. In addition he leaves behind, aunt's, uncle's, niece's, nephew's, cousin's and friends whom he loved unconditionally. It was preceed in death by his parents and grandparents, his grandson Carmelo Clifford Hayden, uncle's Melvin Earl Hughes and Lincoln Hughes and his special cousin whom he loved like a son Kyle Ivanov. Family will be receiving guests on Monday, October 29, 2018 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 12:00 PM at Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway Ave, Montgomery, IL 60538. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Montgomery, IL.

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Published in Beacon News on Oct. 26, 2018.
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October 14, 2019
RIP Rocky...Sorry so late in posting this I just came across the obituary and it's been about a year. I will
always remember the cool, funny and so real and down to earth person I have met. Life is crazy and I know you are resting in peace. Prayers and blessings to all of the family and true friends that will always have your energy and love in their hearts. )
November 1, 2018
Very sorry for your loss and grief; may the promise at John 6:40 give you comfort and peace.
November 1, 2018
My sincere condolences to your family for the loss of your love one. May the God of comfort be with you during this sad occasion and may his loving words at John 6:40 console your heart.
October 31, 2018
You will be missed my brother.. You and your family will be in my prayers...
Walter Pinedo
October 30, 2018
To Rodney's entire family. I know you are feeling a tremendous loss right now but you can be sure he in in heaven with those who passed before him. Rodney always lit up the room wherever he was and was a friend to all who knew him. I myself was down in the dumps when going through my divorce an I ran into Rodney (I never called him Rocky) he told me everything would be fine and God had other plans for me. I will always remember that. Rodney thanks for being my friend and we will meet again my friend. Love you brother. Jon Fixmer #24
Jon Fixmer
October 29, 2018
Robbin Meeks Ingram
October 29, 2018
Rest In Paradise, Rodney.

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October 28, 2018
Prayers and condolences.
Linda Barbee Steward
October 27, 2018
Becky Cherry
October 26, 2018
My sincere condolences to your family for the loss of your love one. May the God of comfort be with you during this sad occasion and may his loving words at John 6:40 console your heart.
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