Hayden was born November 22, 2005 in Mobile, AL. There will only be one of you; it is so amazing to think there is only one of you in this entire world! Only one with your laugh, your face, your spirit, your quirks and your specific talents. No other person can be you or better than you. God made you with great intention- -every inch of you inside and out- -and He doesn’t make mistakes. Truly, you are so many things, but above all you are a child of God. With the deepest sorrow, we announce that Hayden Jay “Hay Hay” Ryals, age 14, our most beloved son, grandson, brother, nephew, cousin passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 4:16 PM while in the hospital. Those who knew him, even just a little while, lost a shining light in their lives. Hayden will be truly missed everyday by his mother, Brittany Tillman; father, Jody Darryl Ryals, Jr.; brothers, Jody J. Ryals and Dernathius Jackson, Jr.; sister, Ryleigh Jackson; grandmothers, Patricia Johnson, Delesia West and Tammy Tillman; grandfathers, Jody Darryl Ryals, Sr., Vincent Tillman and Joshua West; aunts and uncles, Delesia Tillman, Randy Rester, Charlene Ryals, Carra Tillman, John Thompson and Joanna Ryals; cousins, Destini, Dominic, Danielle, Trayon, Jaydon, Michelle, Shaylynn, Kylie, Ashlan and Ariana; Randall Fletcher; other relatives and friends. He was dearly loved. Hayden was a handsome, honest, sweet young man that was extremely funny. He loved every sport, music and spending time with his family. He made an imprint on our hearts forever that will never fade away.⁃
Come To Me -
God saw you were getting tired, and a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around you, and whispered, "Come to Me." With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.
Hebrews 4:16, NLT: "So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most."
Funeral services will be held Monday, February 3, 2020 at 12:00 Noon from the chapel of Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Visitation will begin Monday morning at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow in Mobile Memorial Gardens.
A chapel service will be held at 12pm on Monday, 02/03/2020 from Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, followed by a committal service at the grave site.