John "Tay Tay" Taylor Stringham

December 16, 2004October 15, 2020

John Taylor “TayTay” Stringham, 15, of Vance, passed away on October 15, 2020, at Children’s of Alabama. A visitation will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Tuscaloosa. A Graveside Service will follow at 1:00 PM from Memory Hill Gardens with Bro. Ray Hallman officiating. Funeral services will be conducted under the direction of Memory Chapel Funeral Home, a Dignity provider.

TayTay was born on December 16, 2004, to Melissa Johnson and John Stringham. He was a happy and loving son, brother, uncle, and friend. His passions were making people happy and spending time with his friends and family. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

TayTay was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Steve Johnson and John Taylor; and his brother, Brandon Scott Jones.

He is survived by his mother and father; grandmothers, Kathy Johnson and Patricia Spell; siblings, Randa Miles (Michael), Hayleigh Jones, Katelyn Averett (Jessy), Dustin Curington, Phillip Stringham, Brittany Stringham, and Jonathon Stringham; seven nieces and two nephews. In addition, Taytay leaves behind aunts, uncles, and cousins that love and cherish him.

Pallbearers will be Michael Miles, Jessy Averett, Brandon Johnson, Dalton Bailey, Christopher Boyd, and Caden Beams.

Honorary Pallbearers are Phillip Stringham, Dustin Curington, Mark Tucker, Brookwood High School, Brookwood Middle School, Vance Elementary School, RISE School of Tuscaloosa, Miracle League, Children’s of Alabama, and Wright’s Restaurant.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of TayTay to Mrs. Rubino’s Special Education Class at Brookwood High School.


22 October


10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Memory Chapel Funeral Home

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

22 October

Graveside Service

1:00 pm

Memory Hill Gardens

Garden of the Cross

Tuscaloosa, Alabama


John "Tay Tay" Taylor Stringham

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Amy Vest

October 20, 2020

Melissa and Family,
I am praying for you during this devastating time and am here if you need anything. Taytay was one of the most precious kiddos I’ve been blessed to know and love. I’ll always remember his kind heart and handsome smile! May God’s love be expressed through the legacy Taytay leaves behind.
I love y’all so much!
Dr. Amy Vest

Annette and Leah Gilliland

October 19, 2020

Taylor, you are our SUPER HERO. His smile will forever be in my would light up a room and his love for life and those around him can never be matched. NetterNet and Leah will love and miss you❤ and your memory will always be with us sweet boy.

Miranda Kay Morse

October 19, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. No parent should ever have to bury a child. I'm praying for peace for the family. Keep the memories.

Kay Morse

Laverne Martin

October 19, 2020

Melissa and Family, So very sorry for your loss of Tay Tay. Praying for you. Words just can't express my deepest sympathy that I have in my heart for your loss. Tay Tay and his pictures will be missed by all of us. We know and have the assurance of knowing that he is no longer suffering. God's love and understanding, grace and mercy will give you the strength to make it day by day. Praying for you and thinking about you every day. May God bless you and strengthen you in these difficult times as well as the good times. We support you .

Henry Mok

October 19, 2020

Melissa I am so sorry for your loss, God Bless you and your family. You are in my prayers,
Kindest Regards,

Renea Epperson

October 19, 2020

Johnny I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers

Bonnie Black

October 19, 2020

I only knew Tay Tay from post on Facebook but every post that was made always made my day I know he was a special precious child I cannot imagine the pain you’re going through but I hope you know you’re in my heart and prayers...Bonnie

Robyn Mathis

October 19, 2020

So sad and so sorry. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I loved watching TayTay grow up and seeing his pictures, especially his tribute to Mr. Bonner. You were/are a wonderful mother.

Debbie Humphryes

October 19, 2020

Just would like to say how special that young man was to so many people. He and his Family was so blessed to have each other for almost 16 years! God knew what he was doing when he created Mom's, TayTay has the best! God bless this Family.

Diane White

October 19, 2020

Let me first say God bless this precious family.
This memory of Tay Tay AND Phillip is etched in my brain. It makes me smile every time I think of it.
2 minutes until the school bell rings. Phillip has Tay Tay at the back of the entrance hall as if to be at Holiday Beach raceway. The bell rings AND THEIR OFF!!! Someone opens the door and out they go. The smile on Tay Tays face says it all. He won...


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