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Denna Sue (Sawyer) Hayden

September 9, 1956 ~ June 13, 2020 (age 63)


Denna Sue Hayden, 63, passed away Saturday, June 13th, 2020 at her home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was born September 9th, 1956 to George Warren Sawyer Sr. and Betty Imogene (Henderson) Sawyer in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Mark Hayden; grandson, Robert Nathaniel Sturdy Jr.; brother, George “Nubby” Sawyer Jr.; sisters Starla Wright, Neysa White, and Joyce Gant.

Denna enjoyed playing coin master, listening to George Jones, and teasing her grandchildren, she was very ornery. She liked to garden, growing tomatoes especially, and loved to ride her lawnmower to church. Denna was a member of Revival Freewill Baptist Temple where she was incredibly involved and helped her sister, Neysa, clean the church every week.

Denna is survived by her daughter, Stephanie Grigg and husband Stephen of Tulsa, OK; son Zachary Hayden and wife Chelle of Tulsa, OK; son Jason Bruns of Tulsa, OK; grandchildren, Tawni Brooks of Tulsa, OK, Emyla Sturdy of Terlton, OK, and Larry Douglas of Okmulgee, OK; brothers, Weldon and Jesse Brewer; sister-in-law, Christine Sawyer; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A Visitation will be held Thursday, June 18 at Heath-Griffith Funeral Home (1823 W 51st St. Tulsa, OK 74107) from 12pm – 8pm. A Funeral services will be held Friday, June 19 at The Well of Spirit and Truth at 1:00 p.m. (1016 S 54th W Ave. Tulsa, OK 74127) with Pastor Jim Burns officiating. Burial will follow at South Heights Cemetery in Sapulpa, OK.

Arrangements and Services are entrusted to Heath-Griffith Funeral Home of Tulsa, OK. Expressions of Sympathy for the Hayden family may be left by visiting www.heathgriffithfuneralhome.com. 

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June 18, 2020

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Heath-Griffith Funeral Home
1823 West 51st Street
Tulsa, OK 74107

Funeral Service
June 19, 2020

1:00 PM
The Well of Spirit and Truth
1016 S. 54th W. Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74127

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