Sharon Kaye

December 26, 1948 - October 13, 2020

Sharon Kaye Brackin Tays, age 71, of Florence, passed away October 13, 2020. The family will receive friends Friday, October 16, from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Spry-Williams Funeral Home. The funeral will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Brad Adcock, Alvin Austin and Willie Hamblen officiating at the services. Burial will be at Barkley-White Cemetery. Masks and social distancing are requested at the services and at the cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Waymon and Faye Bracken and a sister, Deborah. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Phil Tays; children, Jamie (Teresa), Daniel (Susan) and Stephanie (Mo); and grandchildren, Justin, Josh, Jordan, Joel and Cole Tays.

Sharon was a native of Lauderdale County and attended Lauderdale County High School. She was a Christian, attending the Stony Point Church of Christ. She was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother. Sharon and Phil enjoyed traveling to many states. She taught Sunday school many years, loving the Lord and the children she taught. She ran a day care many years and enjoyed keeping children in her home. She loved Crimson Tide football, flea marketing, and loved all animals, especially her parrott, Niki and her yorkie, Marco. Her favorite time of the year was Thanksgiving and Christmas with the family all home.

Serving as pallbearers will be Justin Tays, Josh Tays, Jordan Tays, Steven Burchell, Richard Steen and Chris Steen. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Wheeler, Harrison Clemmons, Joel Tays, Cole Tays, Michael Duvall, Ed Thrasher, Doug Burchell, Roger Renfro, Jerry McDaniel, David D’Addario, Joe Pampinto and Jeff Boyd.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Lyman Mitchell, Jr., and nurse practitioner Pam Hill for their special care through the years.   Sincere thanks are also extended to Angelia Byrd, Jean Marie Seagal and longtime caregiver, Lonita Simpson and the nurse of Kendrid Home Health and Compassus Hospice Care.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to North Alabama Christian Children’s Home, 6372 County Road 63, Florence, AL 35634.


October 16, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Spry-Williams Funeral Home


Spry Williams Funeral Home, Helton Drive, Florence, AL, USA

October 16, 2020 12:00 pm

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October 16, 2020
2:00 pm

Spry-Williams Funeral Home, Burial to follow at Barkley White Cemetery


Spry Williams Funeral Home, Helton Drive, Florence, AL, USA

October 16, 2020 2:00 pm

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8 Comments on “Sharon Kaye Tays”

  1. May God bless the Phil Tays family during this very sad time. My prayers go to the entire family. May we all now celebrate Sharon new life she now has in Heaven with God.

  2. May God bless the Phil Tays family during this difficult time. The loving care given to Sharon over the years by this family speaks louder than any words that can be written.

  3. My sincere condolences to you Phil, and your family. I am so sorry to hear about your Wifes passing. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Kevin and Karen Evitts.

  4. I am so very sorry for your loss. She was a special lady. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. I am so very sorry for your family’s loss. I sat across from Sharon at Chisholm Hills for many years. My love and prayers are with you all.

  6. Phil and family I am so very sorry for your loss. Sharon was a sweet person and will be remembered by all who knew her.

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