Taylor E. Sparks

October 19, 1993 ‒ May 28, 2019

Newark, Ohio
Formerly of Centerburg, Ohio

Taylor Elizabeth Hill Sparks, 25, of Centerburg, Ohio went to heaven to be with her grandfather, Glenn Eldon Hayes, whom she loved dearly and her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.

She was a recent graduate of the Knox County Career Center Adult Education Program where she earned a Practical Nursing Diploma. Employed at the Pine Kirk Care Center, she was highly thought of and loved her profession and coworkers. Taylor had a passion for the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening but nothing was dearer to her than the deep love for her two boys, AJ & Carter.  She was an amazing mother to her children.  She loved her family and was very devoted to them.

Taylor leaves behind her greatest accomplishment, her sons, Anthony Ray Sparks Jr. “AJ” and Carter Eldon Greene.  She is also survived by her loving parents Jeffrey Charles and Anessa Dawn (Hayes) Hill, her best friend and brother Travis Charles Hill (Bubby); paternal grandparents Charles and Shirley Hill, maternal grandmother Becky Hayes, aunts, uncles and many cousins who loved her dearly; as well as her dearest and closest friend, Terri Nelson.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the Olive Green Church of Christ in Christian Union, 12800 Olive Green Road, Sunbury, OH 43074 where services will follow at 2:00 pm with Pastor Robert Whightsel officiating, Burial will take place in Sunbury Memorial Park next to her grandfather. Arrangements have been entrusted to the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Sparks Children’s Fund to assist in educational expenses for the children. Contributions can be sent to PO Box 238, Sunbury, OH 43074.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com


  • So sorry for your loss. I knew Taylor through her educational pursuit to become a nurse, she always had a smile on her face and kind words to share.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. She was such a beautiful fun soul. We became close while I was in highschool but drifted after graduation. Memories of her will always stay alive in my heart. You will be missed by so many Taylor. Rest peacefully babygirl!

  • Anessa and family, my heart is breaking for you. I know of no words that would help you. I can only pray for you to have the strength and peace only God can give. Know that I am here for you with any thing I can do. Just ask. God bless you all and I send my love.

  • So sorry for your loss. Taylor and I were coworkers at Pine Kirk. I pray for your strength in this time of need.

  • I’m so sorry to here this! Taylor was a coworker of mine at the laurels she will be missed.

  • I am so very sorry to hear of Taylor’s passing! She was a beautiful young lady who I enjoyed teaching through her nursing education! My most deepest sympathy to her family and friends! She will be greatly missed!

  • So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Taylor she was a very kind giving person.. she loved people

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I knrw Taylor from the Laurels she was one of my mother’s favorite nurses. She will truly be missed prayers for her family and especially her boys.

  • Taylor, thank you so much for being there for me when my mom passed away! You were such a beautiful soul to me, in my time of heartbreak. I wish you could have seen what so many of us saw in you. Your spirit is one that lit up any room! I hope your soul has found peace, beautiful girl.

    Taylor’s family, I’m so sorry for the loss of your beautiful “Tay Tay.” She touched many lives, and I pray that brings you a bit of comfort, in this truly soul crushing time in your lives. May the good Lord bring his daughter home, with open arms and a peace that only he can give.

  • The loss of a child is the worst thing one can imagine. I do know the deep hurt in your heart, as I have experienced it. My sincere sympathy.

    Shirley Dunahugh

  • I am so sorry to the family I knew Taylor from Country View of Sunbury she was one of my go to.. to pick up with me when I needed her n was struggling on the floor lol she was funny n we had good times n memories.. she will be dearly missed from all of us at CVS she did her clinicals there while she was is Nursing school was nice to see that beautiful face again n work side by side with her one last time before she went to bigger n better things n became a Nurse!! Prayers for the family n two those handsome boys of hers.. fly high baby girl.. I will see you again some day in till then my sincere sympathy!

  • So sorry for your loss prayers to all Taylor was a beautiful soul and a awesome nurse to work with I worked with Taylor at Pinekirk . She loved her boys talked about them all the time even though she was going thru a lot she took the time to let her co workers know she also cared about them. She will be missed by many love you Taylor RIP fly hig high my angel

  • So sorry for your loss prayers to all Taylor was a beautiful soul and a awesome nurse to work with I worked with Taylor at Pinekirk . She loved her boys talked about them all the time even though she was going thru a lot she took the time to let her co workers know she also cared about them. She will be missed by many love you Taylor RIP fly high my angel

  • I as a resident at Pine Kirk, and we talked together about every day, I called her Sunshine because she the feeling of warm and caring, she was not only lovely to look at but she had a wonderful and beautiful mind and spirit and that is what I loved about her. I am so deeply sorry for the family and I can only pray that is in peach now and all the hurt and pain she felt and shared with me I and all those who life she touched will miss her very deeply I saw her struggle with the problems she faced and I can only pray that I helped her deal in some small way she was my sunshine and she will always be ,She was a special person and I will pray for her family and for her every day and may God give all of you peach and comfort . I am coming to the viewing so that I can say good by to her, love to all and each of you.

  • My deepest sympathy to Taylor’s family and boys. I know how much she cared and loved anyone who crossed her path. She was an amazing student nurse and nurse with a heart of gold.

  • As my students could attest, I’m seldom at a loss for words. Today, words just won’t come. My prayers are with each of you who have loved, laughed and argued with Taylor. I knew her as a big spirited soul – full of whatever emotion was currently in her heart. I pray she is at peace.

  • My last moments with Taylor were very emotional. I held her arm and gave her a big hug . I only knew her a short 5 months but remember the first time I met her I told her how beautiful she was and how I thought she could be a model. I will never forget her contagious smile, it’s was so beautiful and made things brighter . She was such a spit fire at times and would make me laugh because I loved the part of her that just told it like it was. She was a awesome nurse. She would jump in and get things done. Her boys meant more to her then anyone will ever realize. Despite her struggles , she was a ray of sunshine for people and touched so many lives in ways she will never know. My heart aches for her and her boys and family . I will forever keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • We are so sad about your loss. There are no words to offer but prayers for grace and comfort.
    Dave, Kris, Carly and Dave Compton

  • We are so sad about your loss. There are no words to offer but prayers for grace and comfort.
    Dave, Kris, Carly and Dave Compton

  • We are so very sorry to hear about Taylor, I have no words to say, as a mom my heart is breaking for you. 💔

  • Taylor was my daughter Avrie’s step-mom and although years ago we may not have always seen eye to eye, I could’ve never asked for someone more loving, caring and fun to be an active part of my daughters life. Taylor always found a way to make her feel special and Avrie undoubtedly adored her. She has always gone above and beyond to care for others but especially the kids. Over the recent years, Taylor and I developed an unexpected friendship and bond through AJ and Avrie and would get together with them for play dates. I never would’ve imagined years ago that we would become friends but by the grace of god we did. We quickly became close and I will miss our phone calls and playing together with the kids and seeing the smile she always put on their faces. My heart breaks for all of the lives she touched and especially her family. She will definitely be missed by many and will forever be in our hearts. You all have my deepest sympathy and are in my prayers.

  • I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR GREAT LOSS. My prayers go out to her family and her beautiful children, whom i know she adored. I worked with Taylor at Pine Kirk, and we became close. We had many long conversations and i adored her. She was very beautiful inside and out. Taylor was a very good nurse and had great relationships with her residents whom also loved her. I will always remember Taylor and her big heart. Rest in peace our Angel.

  • For Taylor

    Life is fleeting
    Gone too fast
    Troubles won’t stay
    This too shall pass
    When I heard the news
    Was shock I felt
    And then my heart
    Began to melt
    Oh God what will her boys do
    Without a mom their whole life through
    I wish that you had reached out to me
    Perhaps I could have helped you see
    Life is fleeting, gone too fast
    Troubles won’t stay, this too shall pass

    Jackie Ramsey, former DON at Pine Kirk