In Loving Memory

Saran Leigh Taylor

November 3, 1966 - May 3, 2024

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Saturday May 11th  12:00 pm

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Saran Leigh DeLoach Taylor, age 57, of Mobile, AL, passed away May 3, 2024. 

Saran was born in Sylacauga, AL on November 3, 1966.  She graduated from the University of Alabama and had a career as a Chemical Engineer at International Paper and Brown & Root until she “retired” to raise and homeschool her two precious children with her husband.

Saran was a sweet, selfless spirit with the pure heart of a Servant.  Whether family or friend, you were guaranteed to walk away from Saran feeling better than you came.  She always put the needs of others ahead of her own, even to the end of this life.  She loved big, served big and forgave fast and always.  Our loss is Heaven’s gain.  She will never be forgotten, as her spirit lives on in everyone she has met.

Saran was preceded in death by her father-n-law & mother-in-law, Bob & Beth Taylor and mother-in-law, Phyllis Ward and her extended daughter, Ashley Taylor.

Saran is survived by her beloved husband of 22 years, Keith Taylor; her children, Sydney and Sean; her extended children, Ally (Jason) Sanders and Zach (Eryn) Taylor; grandchildren, Austin Sanders and Brooks Taylor.  Saran is also survived by her father and mother, Larry and Verona DeLoach; sisters, Tammy Butler and Amanda DeLoach; brother-in-law, Mark (Faith) Taylor; along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephew and cousins.

Please join her family in a Celebration of Saran’s life on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at City Hope Church – Malbis Campus, located at 29964 Basil Street, Daphne, AL 36526, with Roy Wint and Tim Singleton officiating.  The family will begin receiving friends at 10:00 a.m. followed by a celebration ceremony at 12:00 p.m. Interment to follow the ceremony at Silverhill Cemetery, located in Silverhill, AL 36576.  

Pallbearers will be Sean Taylor, Zach Taylor, Tony Noah, Jason Klawitter, Chad Callaway, Steve Barnes, Bob Faires and Jon McWhorter.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to Saran’s two favorite ministries:  TRUE Daughters, P.O. Box 19684, Raleigh, NC 27619, or Outreach America, 931 – E South Main Street #122, Kernersville, NC 27284,

Expressions of condolence may be made at  Hughes Funeral Home in Daphne, AL is assisting the family.


  1. Genora M. (Oden) Hale - FHS Class of 1985

    My friendship with Saran began over 40 years ago, classmates at Fayetteville High School.
    From classes to the various clubs and extra-curricular activities we were involved in, our friendship evolved. She was Salutatorian of our class. From there we began our college lives, Saran at The University of Alabama and I at Birmingham-Southern College. Throughout our lives we remained friends meeting at Class reunions, local meetups when she came home and via Facebook.
    I was saddened to hear of her passing. I take comfort in knowing that although absent from us, but she is present with the Lord. She has left a legacy of love for all of us to cherish.

    The Fayetteville High School Class of 1985 will miss her.

    Thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of bereavement.

  2. Tina and Daryl Cleworth

    I had the pleasure of getting to know Saran and her beautiful family when our daughters started playing Volleyball together at Central Christian 7+ years ago. She always hugged your neck, asked how we were doing, and always went out of her way to do the same to everyone. She made you feel important and loved. She was always willing to help do anything, never complained, always had a smile. She met me in West Mobile to see a dear friend of mine that was struggling with cancer to tell her about some all natural options that her sister was doing, That meant the world to me. She loved the lord and she loved her family BIG!!! She will be missed by all. I’m happy to know she is with our Lord and Savior and I will see her again one day!
    Thoughts and prayers to Keith, Sidney, Shawn and all of her family!

  3. Mark Geddes

    I’m so sorry to hear about Saran. She was one of the most genuine people you would ever meet and so compassionate to the needs around her. The world has lost a great person but I know she is rejoicing in the love of Jesus.

  4. William & Letitia Burage

    What can you say about Saran that has not been said. The best thing about Saran was her spirit. Saran was always there with a positive reinforcement in every situation. One of my favorite things about Saran was no matter what you needed she would alway say if I don’t have the answer I will find out and get back to you. She returned every phone and sometimes she would just check on you at the right time. Thanks Saran for everything moment you shared with the Burage family and just making sure we were ok at times when we needed it.

  5. Dave and Robyn Koppin

    Saran was a wonderful, caring, fun woman. We enjoyed the time we got to spend with her and Keith

  6. Nikki S

    Mrs Saran and I met shortly after I became her neighbor. While I only got the pleasure of knowing her for 4 years, those years were filled with many memories and include a Mardi Gras parade, daily walks, a fishing trip, and many phone conversations that were not suppose to last more than a few minutes and ended up being 30+ minutes long. Mrs Saran always had the right words for difficult situations, she gave great advice, and made a positive impact on my life. She will always hold a special place in my heart and I will cherish the memories that I have of her.

  7. Kerry Cannon

    With all the unrest in our world, Saran was like a breath of fresh air. Always looking for a place to serve and lift up people.
    People may not know that she ran a growing business and raised her children at the same time. I admired her organization skills and positive outlook on life. She helped me with my business and many others.
    We will miss you.

  8. Ken Rhodes

    I am deeply saddened to hear of Saran’s passing. We were colleagues at International Paper, and I so enjoyed our times together. She will always remain in my thoughts for her humor, cutting wit, excellence in everything she did and love of life.
    My prayers are with her family and friends.

  9. Ken Vick Class of 1985

    I remember Saran our days at Fayetteville High School where we attended classes together and eventually graduated together. I lost touch with her through the years but I will never forget her bubbly personality and the smile she always had. My deepest condolences to her family for their great loss of such a great and beautiful soul.

  10. Bob and Kathy Faires

    We do not have enough words that can express the impact Saran has had on our family over the last 30 years.

    We miss you so much. Your spirit will remain with us for the rest of our lives.

    Well done, good and faithful servant.


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