The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

February 9, 2014

Haydin Long

The Commercial-News

---- — Haydin Joe-Lee Long of Danville passed away on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.

She was born Sept. 19, 2013, in Peoria, the daughter of Veronica Finney and Mike Long.

She is survived by her parents; her grandparents, Leigh (Byron) Hurder and Billy Joe (Greg) Miller; her great-grandpa, Bill Long; her great-grandma, Violet Zordan; her brothers, J.D. Finney, Gage Long, Michael Long and Justin Long; her sisters, Kaylee Long, McKenzie Finney and Madyson Finney; her uncle, Joseph (Brandy) Zordan; her aunts, Amanda Zordan, Becky Cardoza, Patty (John) Wagner, Diane (Jake) McDaniel and Toni (Rick) Billbe; her cousins, Aliah, Jaydin, Benjamin, Nachelle, Blake, Brooklyn, Briana, Brittney and Andrew; her godparents, Jason and Tina Swinford and their children Falynn, Masyn, Cody, Hailee and Luke; and special friends, Mark and Jenna Bolser, and Steve (Shirley) Finney, Nick and Marly, Donnie (Jean) Griffin and her NICU family at OSF.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather Armando Zordan, Uncle Bobby Miller, great-grandma Joyce Long, great-grandma and great-grandpa Sullivan and great-grandpa Armando Zordan Sr.

Haydin was known for being feisty and sassy; “she was the boss.” She was known by her family as their little monkey. Haydin loved being sung to, and she couldn’t be caught without a smile on her face. Everyone fell in love with her on first sight; she had a way about her where she could capture an audience. She will be sorely missed by anyone who was fortunate enough to have known her.

A celebration of Haydin’s life will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Danville. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the funeral home.

Please join the Long-Finney Family in sharing memories, pictures and videos of Haydin’s life on her tribute wall at

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Haydin’s name to the NICU in OSF Hospital in Peoria or The Family House. Children are welcome to the services as there will be a Memories of the Heart class in Haydin’s honor just prior to visitation.

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