Hayden was on the verge of commencing his adult life following his graduation from high school in May of 2020 and many accomplishments along the way. Hayden was known mostly for his character, personality and spirit. Hayden had a genuine empathy for others and possessed a special gift of helping others feel at ease and included. For Hayden, no one was a stranger and everyone mattered. He cared more about people than things. He hated injustice and he participated in peaceful demonstrations for social justice. Hayden will be most remembered for his big heart, kind and compassionate spirit, and his passion for life and others. His wit and great sense of humor will be greatly missed, not to mention his countless loving hugs.
Hayden is survived by his parents, Lee and Nellie Hooper, his younger brothers, Nolen and Grayson, his maternal grandfather Pablo Gomez and his paternal grandfather and grandmother, Richard and Mary Nell Hooper.