James Jerrell Hayden


James J. Hayden was born on August 27, 1991, in Youngstown, Ohio to his devoted parents Carla Hayden and James Richardson Jr. His adolescent years were spent in Alabama and Ohio. The family would later move to Georgia where he built a loving relationship with his “Uncle Reggie,” as they bonded over their passion for old school cars and music. He would later graduate from MLK High School (Decatur, Ga.).

The birth of his son Kamari was undeniably a defining moment in his life; he was the “Proud Father.” James continued to work on his goals and strived to be the best parent he could be. With the arrival of his daughters Briyanah and Jamina his role as a hands-on father was top priority. In recent years James moved back to Columbus, Ohio where he met and married Porsha Lee. He was currently employed by Sound Chamber Car Audio.

James J. Hayden passed away on June 23, 2021…

He leaves to cherish his memory – his wife Porsha Lee Hayden, his devoted parents Carla Hayden & James Richardson Jr., * Darriell Hayden (sister), Tajae Carter (sister), Jordon Hayden (brother), Emari Richardson (sister), Jermiah & Jamiyah Jones (brother/sister) * The belated Bruce & Candis Hayden (maternal grandparents) ** James & Valetta Richardson (fraternal grandparents), 2 beautiful nieces Ariah & Daryanna Hayden * 3 beautiful children Kamari, Briyanah and Jamina Hayden * Regina “Reggie” Hayden (aunt), James “Miranda” Hayden (uncle), Latoya Crump (aunt), Steven Crump (uncle), Morgan Richardson (uncle). Also, a host of other family members and friends.

Public Walkthrough 1-2pm followed by Private Visitation 2:00 PM and Private Funeral Service 3:00 PM Saturday, July 10, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd). Ticket required for all Private Services. Mask and Social Distancing are


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Condolence Messages

  1. We are saddened to learn about your family loss. May the God of all comfort help to ease the pain of your grief. Thinking of you all.

  2. Sharon Zellars-Lawson

    My Heart is filled with so much sadness that i can hardly find the words to say, prayers are offered to you and your family from me and my family and may God give you all the strength from day to day to continue to go forward with Rooster in your hearts,Love you all
    Sharon Zellars-Lawson and Family
    July 6th,2021 7:26pm

  3. Yolanda Franklin-Harding

    I’m so sorry Junie, E’Mari & the rest of James’ family. Junie I just can’t imagine what ur going through, but u r in my prayers my brother. Hold to God’s unchanging hand because He is who will get u through this. I was late testator and couldn’t come in but my heart is with u all.

  4. I’m sorry for your loss even if we did have our disagryour kids did not deserve to grow up with out a father no child does Rest In Peace deago

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