Tom Hayden
1961 - 2021
BORN
1961
DIED
2021
HAYDEN, Tom Tom Hayden, 60 of Plano, TX was called from labor to reward on October 13, 2021, with his wife by his side. He was born on May 6, 1961, in Dallas, TX to Leotha Virginia Hayden and the late Celton Hayden. At an early age Tom accepted Christ at Wheatley Church of God in Christ and during his teen years joined Saintsville Church of God in Christ. As a young adult Tom joined and was the staff guitarist for Friendship West Baptist Church. Tom was most recently a member of Friendship Baptist Church of the Colony. Tom was united in marriage to Joy Monique James on November 2, 2002, at Friendship West Baptist Church in Dallas, TX. Tom graduated from Roosevelt High school in 1979 and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Performance Music from the University of Texas at Arlington. As a touring musician, Tom accompanied various artists over the years including special events at the Black Academy of Arts and Letters. After years in retail management, Tom joined Dallas Independent School District as the manager of Strategic Initiatives and External Relations. Tom is survived by his wife Joy Monique James Hayden, Plano, TX; sons Joshua James Hayden Plano, TX and Thomas Allen Hayden (Frisco, TX). His mother Leotha Virginia Hayden Dallas, TX, Four brothers Herbert Wayne Hayden (San Diego, CA); Timothy Hayden (Joyce) Arlington, TX; Jimmy Hayden II, Dallas, TX, and Celton Hayden Jr. (Dana) Denham Springs, LA. Three Sister-in-laws, Sylvia L James Wilson, Jefferson City, MO; Fran Z. James Ramirez, (John) Queens Village, NY; Aquita B. James Riddle (Randy) Lees Summit, MO, and a host of family members. Tom was proceeded in death by his Father Celton Hayden and his sister Dorothy Gail Jacobs. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Friendship Baptist Church of the Colony in the Colony, TX on Saturday, October 30 at 3pm with Rev. Gregory C. Trotter officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made via Zelle to [email protected]



Published by Dallas Morning News on Oct. 24, 2021.
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My deepest sympathy to the Hayden family.
Heather Turner Gary, F. D. Roosevelt class of 79
October 30, 2021
Sending prayers of comfort and condolences to the Hayden family.
LaTosha Smith
Friend
October 29, 2021
Sincerest condolences to Tom's wife, Joy, other family members, friends and colleagues. He was a gifted artist who will be missed.
Ella Goode Johnson
October 26, 2021
In loving memory of our wonderful Cousin Tom. We will love you and miss you always. The Mayes Family
Linda Ross
October 24, 2021
So sad to read of Tom´s passing! We sat next to each other in the Frisco Jazz band! I played tenor saxophone! I loved to hear his stories playing for Celine! He was so humble and funny! Just thought about Tom a few days ago too! He made those Sunday rehearsals so much fun! My condolences to the family.
Juli Ferraro
Friend
October 24, 2021
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