Crystal Cumbie Hayden

December 2, 1924April 4, 2019

Crystal Cumbie Hayden, 94, a resident of Harrisonburg passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at her home.

She was born on December 2, 1924 in Lynchburg, VA and was the daughter of the late Broaddus Lee and Annie Cox Cumbie. Her family moved to Harrisonburg in 1936.

On April 21, 1944 she married James Joseph Hayden, who preceded her in death on July 14, 2018.

She is survived by a daughter Anna H. Steele of Harrisonburg, VA; two granddaughters, Wendi J. Steele of Henrico, VA and Traci H. Steele of Bisbee, AZ; two sisters, Beryle A. Cumbie and Faye C. Kersh both of Harrisonburg; a niece, Sharon B. Shenk of Harrisonburg; and a nephew, Ron Kersh of Williamsburg.

Crystal was employed at Rockingham National Bank from 1966-1986.

The family wishes to express gratitude for the compassionate care and support she received from caregivers and First Choice Hospice.

A celebration of life service for Joe and Crystal will be at 2:00 pm, on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Otterbein United Methodist Church with Pastor Adam Blagg.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest gifts to honor Crystal be sent to Massanutten Regional Library 174, S. Main St., Harrisonburg, VA 22801 or the Salvation Army, 185 Ashby Ave., Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

Lindsey Funeral Home is handling arrangements and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


  • Massanutten Regional Library
  • The Salvation Army


  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, April 20, 2019

Crystal Cumbie Hayden

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Ann Dellinger

April 10, 2019

Anna Jo and family, also Beryle --
Was very sorry to see the death of Crystal and know you are missing her and grieving for your loss. She was a delightful lady and was always very friendly, always spoke to me even though I didn't know her as well as Beryle or T. Did not realize she was 94, how lucky you are to have had her for so many years.
May your dark days and sadness be overcome with wonderful memories of delightful times you have spent together and know that that bond will never be broken and it is only for God's timing that you will be with her again.

My prayer will be for God's peace to be with you all. God Bless.

Karen Martin

April 10, 2019

An era in your family has come to a close. I enjoyed getting to know Joe and Crystal during my time as a caregiver. Each of you family members were so kind and supportive to the caregivers. Enjoy your memories and pictures of the past. Draw closer to God as you face the future.

Bill Vance

April 9, 2019

Anna, my thoughts and prayers are offered to you and the family as you grieve the loss of your mother. It's always difficult to go through the stages of mourning, but know many friends are holding you up with prayers and love.