Alan Darnell Taylor, 46

Alan Darnell Taylor, 46, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007, at Kent General Hospital in Dover.

Taylor was disabled, but had been a worker in the U.S. Postal Service. He was a veteran of service in the U.S. Army and the Delaware Army National Guard. He attended Zoar Methodist Church, Church of God in Christ, and Pilgrim Ministry. He loved singing, poetry, football, running and reading the Bible.

Taylor was preceded in death by his father, Willy Taylor. He is survived by his wife, Sherita Hall Taylor; mother, Grace Mayfield Taylor; brother, Darrin Taylor of Rehoboth Beach; two sisters, Fayetta M. Blake of Rehoboth Beach and Dawn Taylor of Ft. Washington, Md.; a special niece, Mertisha Gibbs of Selbyville, whom he raised; nieces and nephews Melody, Justin and Alex; great-niece Kennedy; and great-nephews Alex and Alijah.

A funeral service was scheduled for Monday, March 5, 2007, with interment at Zoar Golden Acres Cemetery, Bishopville, Md.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Taylor Funeral Fund, c/o Faye Blake, 1 Clubhouse Dr., Rehoboth Beach DE 19971 or to the American Diabetes Assn., Delaware Chapter, 100 West 10th St., Suite 1002, Wilmington, DE 19801.