Juanita Ellen (Taylor) Nottingham
April 2, 1944 – February 26, 2019
Juanita Ellen Nottingham (Taylor) passed from this earth unexpectedly on February 26th, 2019 in Fayetteville, WV. She was the beloved wife of Kelly Nottingham Jr and the daughter of Edgar Allen Taylor and Mary Katherine Taylor (Tincher). She was born April 2nd, 1944 in Fayetteville, WV.
She attended Fayette county schools where she was incredibly proficient at math and graduated from Fayetteville high. She had dreams of moving to Chicago with her sister Anne and also of being an accountant. She attended college to realize these dreams later at Cuyahoga Community College where she made straight As. On December 22nd, 1962, she married the only love of her life, Kelly Nottingham Jr from the 82nd Airborne. They made a life together in Cleveland, Ohio, where she was a homemaker while he worked for the Norfolk and Western Railroad.
She is preceded in death by her husband Kelly Nottingham, their son, Paul Daniel Nottingham, her mother and father, one sister, Linda Cody, and two brothers, Donald Taylor and Leon Taylor. She is survived by two children: her daughter, Katherine Nottingham Link and her son Kelly Allen Nottingham III. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren: Chadwick Nottingham, Alexis Arenz and Duane Arenz Jr, Kelly Payton Nottingham, Kaden Robert Nottingham; one sister, Anne Wood; and one brother, Edward "Teddy" Taylor.
Mom was a complex woman. She grew a more beautiful garden and flowers than anyone we will likely ever know again. She loved Christmas and would often put out thousands of lights and decorations. She was incredibly gifted at making Christmas cookies and her 7 layer cookies, Chinese Chews, Pecan Tassies, and Kolachkis will never be forgotten. She made better eggrolls than ANY chinese restaurant. In addition, our floors will always be warmed by braided rugs she made for us. Finally, many of us will remain warm for generations to come with the beautiful quilts she made for us.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, WV.
The family will receive friends from 1 pm to 2 pm on Sunday at the funeral home.
Family and friends will gather at 742 Milroy Grose Rd, Lansing, WV 25862 following service.
Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 West Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, WV 25840, will be assisting the family.
- Funeral Service Sunday, March 3, 2019
- Visitation Sunday, March 3, 2019
Juanita Ellen (Taylor) Nottingham
March 20, 2019
Where would I be in life if it were not for the love and generosity of you and your family? You have been in my thoughts for a very long time. I regret not reaching out to you years ago. I was afraid of how you would respond. Or, even worse, I was afraid of no response at all. Such a short time our lives were intertwined, but such a huge impact you had on mine. You are gone from this planet and I'm left with so many positive memories. I have you to thank for my education and career in horticulture. It was you who planted the seed of my love of plants. If there is another plane of existence I know I'll find you in the most lush and beautiful garden. I love you, Mamaw.
March 10, 2019
Dear Juanita: I'm remembering so many things about you. How you always gave 100 percent whatever you did: quilting, gardening, growing house plants, canning & sharing those things with others. You & Kelly did many things to help me as I raised my children after my divorce. There were the trips to West Virginia, with the best hillbilly hotdogs ever. The time you & I went alone & had to drive 1 1/2 hours back to a restaurant where we left your purse. We had some laughs about that. Recalling how you cracked all those black walnuts (nasty job) for applesauce cake & made really good dinner rolls. You were a unique person who gave a lot. It's your time to rest now, but I'm sure you have a project already in heaven. Love, your sister-in-law, Judy
March 3, 2019
You and Uncle Kelly seemed to take care of all of us at one time or another. From food, broken down cars, furnaces that needed fixed, trips to WVa. And so much more. You both made our lives better in our darkest moments. I pray we have all learned to be generous, kind and being there for one another. You both taught us the importance of family!
Love and one day we will all dance forever and laugh!
March 1, 2019
Aunt Juanita opened her home to me when I moved away from my home town to go to college. I lived with her and Uncle Kelly for over a year and she always made me feel welcome and like I was her kid too. I remember her love of gardening, no matter how hot it was she was in her garden working away. Be at peace with the angels now, Aunt Juanita.
Katherine Lucille Nottingham Link
March 1, 2019
I would give almost ANYTHING to be able to spend another day with you. I will miss you so very much. I hope you and Daddy dance like no one is watching. I love you.
PS i will update obituary soon.