Sharon J. Taylor

November 14, 1954April 8, 2021

Sharon Johnson Taylor, 66, of Charlottesville, passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021.

Sharon was born on November 14, 1954, in Charlottesville and was a graduate of Lane High School. She loved hanging out with “JT”, socializing and listening to live music with friends at Durty Nelly’s, going to Aerosmith concerts, spending long, hot days on the beach at Nags Head and taking annual holiday trips to New York City. Over the years, Sharon worked at Wayside Takeout, The Hoo’s Kitchen, and Durty Nelly’s.

Sharon was preceded in death by her husband, John “JT” Taylor; father, Russell “Pete” Johnson; and her sister, Anne Johnson.

Sharon is survived by her mother (and best friend), Millie Johnson; sister, Kelli Watson; nephew, Andrew Watson; brothers-in-law, Warner "JR" Thomas and Valerie Gerlach, Charles "Chuck" Thomas, O.H. "Buddy" Taylor and his wife Kathleen; Bill Thomas and his wife Sarah Scott; sisters-in-law Lilly Taylor, Anne Sicigiano, Molly Parker, Leigh Thomas; her God Sons, Nick Pollock, Shayne Shifflett; special lifelong friend, Sherry Shifflett; sidekick in more recent years, Cati Payne; the Durty Nelly’s regulars, and many other loving family members and devoted friends. Sharon appreciated the help she received during her final months from friends, Cindy Orshek, Lil Tyler, Julie Layne, Linda Sorrells, and Karlen Layne.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at 1 pm, at Monticello Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to: The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research (



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Sue Hildebrand

May 12, 2021

Sharon was always happy and full of life. Her husband John was also a great guy. He would come to University Hall to work on our phones and always had a kind word to say. My friend's and I would go to Durty Nelly's for lunch and she was always so friendly. I'm so sorry for your loss Kelli. May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Darlene Dewey

May 3, 2021

It is Sooo hard going on with out you I miss you so very much. I had a dream last night that you and I were dancing in front of the PTF band and you were laughing at me cause I tried to go down and I couldn't get back up 🤗🤗. Then before I knew it you said ( While your down there) lol .!!!! Then I woke up and I Had to Laugh and then I Cried. I just want to call you and I can't. Kelly I am sorry I got Andrews name wrong. Please forgive me.

Darlene Dewey

April 22, 2021

Words can not express how much I Loved this Beautiful Soul. I lost the Best Friend I Ever had in this World. I just called to Say I Love you and I Mean it From the Bottom of My Heart. That was the way I called to talk to You Sharon. My Prayers and thoughts go out to Millie, Kelly and Anthony. I can only say that you are with JT, your Dad and Ann. The Heavens are full of the most beautiful people I know. Rest in peace .

Becky Lawson

April 18, 2021

I will surely miss you my sweet lady. I remember when I was little going to the chicken house and your dad, John, and you would be there.many memories at durty Nelly's. Memories of going to y'alls place on Monta vista.hope you're flying high with the ones you were never without a smile and great matter what was going on. Remember when you and john said y'all would never marry. But y'all did. Blessed be...becky l

Patsy Fisher

April 16, 2021

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this time of need. R.I.P.

Pat Bruffey

April 16, 2021

So sorry for your loss will keep the family in my Prayers.

Robert Roberts

April 16, 2021

rest in peace sharon ,say hi to Pete , Ann, jt and and our aunt hazel , love you,you will be missed dearly 😥

Deborah Sillett

April 15, 2021

Always loved meeting up with Sharon & John weather it be at Oaken Croft For wine tasting & music, Chili Cook Off in Howardsville, raising money for Scottsville Rescue Squad & music by the river & under the Sun and Everyone,s Favorite, Durty Nellys Pub with many other friends & you guessed it, Great Music.Sharon and John had many friends who trulely cared for them. It was always a great time. they would have everyone laughing. Sharon, John and all the Great Fun & laughter will be forever missed. GOD Bless and be with your Family and Friends! Debby and Tommy Sillett.

Sandy Cason

April 15, 2021

Rest in peace my dear friend Sharon & John yall are some very wonderful people that I have called friends many years. Love hugs and prayers to all your family & friends and especially to the both of you !!!!!!❤❤❤❤

Beth Holmes

April 14, 2021

Friends since high school, Sharon & I shared many good times. She was unique; fiercely loyal to family, JT’s soul mate, friend to so many who called Nelly’s home. Sharon will be deeply missed by all those who called her friend. My heart goes out to the family.