Leah-May Taylor

January 7, 1937January 7, 2021

Leah-May M. Sears Taylor, 84, a resident of Harwood, passed away January 7 after a brain hemorrhage. Born January 7, 1937 in Annapolis to the late John Clifton Sears and Nettie-May Sears. She graduated from Annapolis High School in 1955 and married Charles C. Taylor, III on October 27, 1961. Her top priority was being a homemaker and caring for her family. She also was part of the family businesses; Charles C. Taylor, III Electrical Contractor, Inc. and the former Taylor & Son’s, Inc. Amusement Rides. She was a member of St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, Ladies of the Elks, and the Maryland Showmen’s Association. She enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles, painting Merry-Go-Round horses, and spending time with her family. She is survived by her children Charles C. “Cleve” Taylor, IV of Annapolis, Michael C. “Clif” Taylor of Annapolis, and Leah Ann Taylor Gross (husband, Carl) of Harwood; sister Ida-Ann S. Dunagan (husband, Jim) of Annapolis; six grandchildren Charles and Carley Taylor, Elizabeth Joyner (husband, Mike) and Michael Taylor, Ashley and Douglas Gross; and two great-grandchildren Kyleigh and Emilia Joyner. Visitation is from 6-8pm, Tuesday, January 12 and from 12-1pm, Wednesday, January 13 at John M. Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis, where funeral service will be held at 1pm, Wednesday at the Taylor Chapel. Interment to follow at Lakemont Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, 1120 Spa Rd., Annapolis, MD 21403. Online condolences may be made to


  • St. Martin's Lutheran Church


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021


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Denise Deal

January 20, 2021

My condolences to the family she was a beautiful person inside and out she will be greatly missed.

Craig Gebelein

January 10, 2021

To the family, so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies!

I remember when Cleve and Leah-May helped my Mom and Dad (Louise & Howard Gebelein) with the “Fleazar” (as it was called combining Flea Market and Bazaar) at St Martin’s, circa 1975. They all worked together on the Committee and the Taylor’s provided a couple of amusement rides in order to raise funds for the church and school. Good times and good memories!

Many blessings for you all at this time!

Craig, Wayne, & Lynn Gebelein