Taelyr Marie Padgett

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Taelyr Marie Padgett, 27, of Lansing, Michigan, formerly of Gaylord, Michigan, passed away on March 8, 2020.

She was born on December 15, 1992, in Petoskey, Michigan, to Leasha Padgett.

The work Taelyr did at PAR Rehab made her proud.  She enjoyed her job and co-workers very much.

One of her favorite places was the Jordan River.  She often would walk many different paths there.  She also loved spending time with her family and friends.  Taelyr was always ready to try something new and fun.  She also loved her dog, Athena, very much.  Taelyr was always willing to help people in need.

She is survived by her mother, Leasha Padgett; grandparents, Fred and Marge Padgett; uncle, Ken Padgett; aunt, Karen Harbin; cousin, Brianna Harbin; numerous loving great aunts, great uncles, cousins, her beloved friend Jason Petersen, and many other friends.

A funeral service will be held, 1:00 p.m., Sunday, March 15, 2020, at the Nelson Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.  A luncheon will follow at the Livingston Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family to assist with funeral expenses.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home, PO Box 1548, Gaylord MI 49734.

24 comments on “Taelyr Marie Padgett”

  1. It saddens me to hear taelyr passed away. She was a beautiful person inside and out.you and your family is in my prayers. R. I. P.

  2. I love you so much! Just can’t believe you are no longer here on earth with us! You were definitely taken from us way before you should have been! Our hearts are broken and very heavy with sadness. I will forever miss you beautiful smile along with everything else. I will never forget you and will always remember you and will always carry you extra close to my heart. I love and will see you in heaven. Love, Aunt Karen

  3. Leasha, we are extremely sorry to hear about the passing of Taelyr. She was such a spunky young lady. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

    Eugene, Linus and Kelly

  4. Kevin & Angel Gapinski Family

    A heartbreaking loss of a life so young. Prayers and condolences from our family to yours. May you and yours be uplifted in faith especially during these times when we want to ask why so young. ❤️

  5. Taelyr, I’m going to miss you so much girl. You were such a sassy sweet woman. Rest easy beautiful soul. 🙏

  6. I am sure there are no words to express the pain you and your family are going through with the loss of Taelyr. My thoughts are with you and your loved ones. Hopefully the outpouring from everyone close to you can give you strength in this hard time.

  7. Hilary Buttrick

    I am absolutely devastated by the loss of Taelyr, and heartbroken for her family. Taelyr was my childhood best friend and I will never forget the memories we shared. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends who lost such a young beautiful soul. Rest in Heaven, Love.

  8. Taelyr, as I stand here looking at the ocean today, I am overwhelmed with emotion. The waves roll in with certainty, just like my grief. Sometimes with such fierceness I think it will take me under, other times just a rhythmic & gentle calmness. And just like the waves you were here to rush the edges with your beauty and grace, lovingly touching those of us in your path. And then just like those waves, you rolled back out to the vast and endless… free and unchained. I stand in this calm and am comforted with having you imprinted deep in my heart and soul. You will forever be “one of mine” and I will miss your beautiful face.

  9. The world lost someone so incredibly special this week and it weighs so heavily on all of our hearts. It feels like an empty void in the office that we shared. It just doesn’t feel right to sit there without you in it. It’s because your energy filled that room completely up. You were always so kind and caring of those around you and even seemed to have this understanding of people that not everyone may have had. You were always going out of your way to help others, even when they didn’t always know they needed it. And no matter how tough things got, you always seemed to have a solution. I will always admire that strength you had and that you constantly tried to pass it onto me when I let things get me down. Things will never be the same with you gone and no one could ever replace you. I hope to meet again someday and that you were able to find the peace you were looking for.

  10. So sorry for your loss. I met her and her mother when we sold her a 98 olds mobile years ago. She jusT loved it. God bless the family. She was a beautiful young lady.

  11. She was an alumni to Gaylord community schools and I am a 2016 GHS graduate. I heard about it today, my condolences go out to her family. I’m very sorry for your loss, I am here for all of you. I am very devastated, and very emotional about this, I will never forget her. She will be in my heart forever I will carry her in my heart!

  12. Leasha, My heart goes out to you and yours on the loss of your daughter and families granddaughter. It leaves everyone wondering why this happened. For sure you don’t know or the reason, just remember all the good times you have all had together. It will help to comfort you in the coming days.

  13. Sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful young lady. I met her on facebook, she bought our 98 olds mobile many years ago, she loved that car. She was so sweet and so so nice. God bless the family.

  14. I am so numb with grief and so devastated after receiving the news of Taeylrs passing words cannot describe my feelings. I am so sorry Leasha.

  15. Taelyr and I had many fun memories together. We loved playing basketball with her in high school! So sorry this beautiful soul got taken way early!

  16. Sheline Jackson

    I worked with Taelyr at Arby’s a few years ago, she was always so nice and gave me rides home! So so sorry to hear of her passing, my prayers go out to all her loved ones. Rest in heaven Taelyr!

  17. Debbie Stradling

    I am so sorry for your loss, she was such a beautiful girl. My heart goes out to Leasha and family, you will be in our heart and prayers.

  18. I will miss our goofy conversations and will miss farming with you. Be at rest. You are a great friend and I will miss you.

  19. So very sad to hear of Taelyr’s passing. My heart goes out to her entire family especially her mother Leasha and grandparents Fred and Marge. May Jesus be at your side through this time.

  20. Taelyr, I don’t know the story of what happened leading up to your passing. We hadn’t been in touch for several years since I’d moved away, and you as well. I find myself thinking of you every so often, all of the fun shifts we worked together, and all of the fun times we had as our friendship went beyond work. The last time we spent together was when I came up to visit you when you had the duplex in Boyne Falls, maybe 6 years ago , now. I’ll forever cherish the memories we have together, and always remember your sense of humor, your laugh, the brightness you brought into my life. I hope and pray that however it happened, you are at peace. And I will continue praying for your family and 3.

  21. Brianna Harbin

    Tay, I love you so much and miss you terribly, you were my bestest friend, you were more my sister then my cousin! I will be so happy the day I get to see you again but until then I keep you and our memories in my heart forever ❤️❤️💕

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