Siray Maxine Taylor

October 18, 1944September 6, 2021

Siray Taylor of Lansing left this world to join her parents Bernard and Maxine(LePage) Park on Monday, September 6, 2021. She was born on October 18th, 1944 in Alameda, CA. She was 76 years old.

Siray married Howard Taylor, her husband of many years, in August of 1965, in Lansing, MI. She taught her daughters to be strong and independent and was a 2nd mom to many. Many people looked to her for advice and enjoyed her gift of gab. She made beautiful cakes and loved to cook and care for others. She worked alongside her former husband for years with Bennie's furniture and later Taylor furniture both in Lansing. She retired from Health Central/Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan after many years as an Administrative Secretary. She was given a 10 year volunteer award from McLaren last year for her service at the McRee house and the hospital gift shop and she served as secretary on the volunteer board.

She will be greatly missed by all those who love her including her former husband of many years Howard(Sonny) Taylor and her children Tina(Scott) Gleason and Shawn(Mike) Wonn. Her grandchildren Marissa(Kevin) Tew, Stevie Pohl, Madison(Mitchell) Diamond, and Bernard Pohl. Her great-grandchildren Kaden, Naomi Siray, Krosby, and little Eric who arrived just 4 days after she left us . Her step grandchildren, Brandon(Liz), Autumn(Tom), Brooke(Mark), Emily and Taylor and many step great-grandchildren. Her cousins Renae and Rick(Linda), sister-in-law Carol, nieces Lori, Lisa, Jenny and Nikki, her brother Neil and very special friends, Elaine and Dave Womboldt. There are so many others that will miss her spirit, the world will be different without Siray.

We will have a celebration of life on her birthday, Monday, October 18th, 2021 at the Rusty Mug on S. Washington in REO town. Please come anytime between 3-7pm to eat, drink and share stories with us. Plenty of parking in the back and on the south side of the building as well as on the street.

Donations can be made to Reuben Phoenix Schostak Congenital Heart Center Research Fund in her memory and in honor of Krosby Diamond.


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Judith Merchant

September 11, 2021

Tina, Shawn and family:
It has been a few years since I saw Siray Taylor at a luncheon gathering of BCN retirees but I remember seeing her nearly every day in the administrative offices at work. She was always there, ready for whatever was needed. She was a real member of the team. There were many who worked at BCN who adored Siray. I am one. Siray had a clever and respectful sense of humor. She had a cute, stylish demeanor and unique personality with a soft, soothing voice. Even her signature had a special flair as I found it on a card from my retirement. I remember how much she loved her family; her daughters and grandchildren. It has been enjoyable to see her posts and pictures to friends through the years. She will be so dearly missed. Thankfully the love we have for those who are gone is safely locked away in our hearts forever. May you all be comforted by and filled with gratitude for the memories of this lovely mother and grandmother.
With love, Judy Merchant