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Thursday, October 12, 2023
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Saville Elizabeth Sullivan Larkin of Albany, Georgia, passed away peacefully on October 10, 2023, lovingly surrounded by her closest family. A wife, daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin, aunt, and friend, Saville lived a life dedicated to caring for others.
Saville was born in Albany, Georgia on January 12, 1997, to adoring parents Colleen and Tommy Sullivan. She was raised around a large and close-knit family. She lived life surrounded by the dearest of friends and brought happiness and inspiration to each person who knew her during her mere 26 years. Saville loved her family and friends more than anything in the world, and being a daughter, sister to Lilia, and wife to Chandler were her greatest joys.
Saville embodied ease, kindness, beauty, love and strength every day of her life. She was grounded and rooted in her Christian faith, which strengthened her even during the darkest days of her health journey. Saville was as stunningly beautiful as she was kind, known for her sparkling blue eyes, warm smile, and radiant heart. Saville loved deeply and had a calm and quiet strength about her. From a young age, Saville was always happiest when all of her people were together.
She attended Deerfield-Windsor School, graduating in 2015. Saville proudly went on to attend the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa making countless friends through classes, connections, and her sorority, Kappa Delta. Saville graduated with honors from the University of Alabama in 2020 and went on to become a board-certified Child Life Specialist. Saville genuinely loved children and helping others, making it the perfect career path for her. She worked most recently at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital where she took joy in making a difference in the lives of others.
Saville married the love of her life, Chandler, just eleven months ago in November, 2022. Their wedding day was truly the happiest day of Savilles’s life as she married her best friend and soul mate.
Saville was raised in a large and loving family whom she adored. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Chandler Douglas Larkin, her faithful parents Colleen and Tommy Sullivan, and adoring sister, Lilia Sullivan. Her grandparents Corinne and Joe Martin and Rose and Richard Peek; aunts and uncles Corinne and John Tippins, Jenny and Zack Geer, Jane Anne and Vic Sullivan, Meredith and Frank Sullivan, Shana and Byrd Sullivan, Brooke and Mike Martin, and Michelle Frost; cousins Katie and Victor Sullivan, Margaret and Will Keyes, Corinne and Ryan Mullen, Kathleen and Bradley Aldridge, Clarke and Hayden Sullivan, Zack and Harrison Geer, Thomas ,Will, Charlie and Ben Sullivan; Jake, Sam and Ann Morrow Martin, Maggie Frost; mother and father- in -law Jeannie and Paul Larkin ; brother and sister- in-law, Leslie and Wesley Larkin, and nephew and niece Paul and Elsie Larkin. She also leaves behind many young cousins and her precious puppy, Pappy, who brought her immense joy, especially during her last days. She also leaves behind the dearest lifelong friends who have supported her every step of the way.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Lillian and Carlysle Sullivan; great-grandparents, Kathleen and O.D. “Peck” Carlton, and great-grandmother, Margaret Saville Lackland.
A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Albany on Thursday, October 12 at 3:00 p.m. Family will gather privately following the service. There will be no formal visitation.
The family would like to humbly and sincerely thank everyone for the countless prayers, love, generosity and support they have received over the last several years. The kindness from so many is a true reflection of Saville’s loving and giving spirit. The family is also immensely and deeply grateful for the medical teams at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Scottish Rite), UF Proton Therapy Institute, Emory Healthcare, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Phoebe Hospice, and Willson Hospice House.
In her short 26 years, through her courage, kindness and grace in the face of adversity, Saville exuded the light of the Lord all the days of her life. Though our hearts are profoundly saddened beyond words, peace is felt in the knowledge that Saville is now a carefree angel in heaven, watching over each of us who loved her.
In lieu of flowers, we ask those desiring to donate to CURE for Childhood Cancer, 200 Ashford Center North, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30338; Willson Hospice House, 320 Foundation Lane, Albany, GA 31707; The Sharon McCollum Knight, Polo in the Pines Pediatric Cancer Research Fund at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, 1575 Northeast Expressway, Atlanta, GA 30329 or the church of your choice.