Whitten Funeral Home/Park Avenue

1336 Park Ave, Lynchburg, VA


Elizabeth Jane Taylor

August 8, 1933February 4, 2020

Elizabeth Jane Taylor, 86, of Lynchburg passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.

Born on August 8, 1933 in Nelson County, she was the daughter of the late John Russell Taylor and the late Flossie Lawhorne Taylor. Elizabeth retired from J.K. Spencer Construction Company and was a member of Gospel Community Church, formerly College Hill Baptist Church for 19 years. Her love for family extended not only to her immediate family but to her church family. Elizabeth also loved cooking, canning, and gardening. She was the most generous person and would help anyone in need.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by the love of her life, Henry Adams and 8 siblings, Walter Taylor, Clifford Taylor, Acey Taylor, Albert Taylor, Wiley Taylor, Loretta Roach, Randolph Taylor, and Donald Taylor.

Elizabeth was survived by her brother, Henry Taylor; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Elizabeth’s family would like to thank her “step-son” David Adams for all the care and compassion he showed to Elizabeth during her illness.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Gospel Community Church College Hill, with Pastor Andrew Moroz officiating.


  • John Russell Taylor, Father (deceased)
  • Flossie Lawhorne Taylor, Mother (deceased)
  • Henry Adams, Love of her life (deceased)
  • Henry Taylor, Brother
  • Walter Taylor, Brother (deceased)
  • Clifford Taylor, Brother (deceased)
  • Acey Taylor, Brother (deceased)
  • Albert Taylor, Brother (deceased)
  • Wiley Taylor, Brother (deceased)
  • Loretta Roach, Sister (deceased)
  • Randolph Taylor, Brother (deceased)
  • Donald Taylor, Brother (deceased)
  • Elizabeth is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, February 8, 2020


Elizabeth Jane Taylor

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Laura Ballowe

February 7, 2020

Heaven has its newest Angel!
We met Lizzie through out Dad, Henry Adams. She welcomed us with open arms and even though we were not her blood relatives she never treated us any differently than if we had been. We will remember her quick, sharp wit and teasing nature. My children consider her their Grandmother as they had her much longer than their own. And she loved making her biscuits for them and they loved that.
We will take comfort in knowing she is with her loved ones who have gone before her and our Dad.
We love you Lizzie!
Laura Adams Ballowe (The Adams Family)


February 6, 2020

Our deepest sympathy, My sister and I have known her all our lives as she worked for our Grandfather and Father (Sterling Spencer) at JK Spencer Co. Miss Taylor was a very sweet lady , she did my husband Scott & our taxes for many years. Brenda, Scott and I (Karan) know that she is at peace. Prayers for her family.

Barbara Wood

February 6, 2020

Even though I was never blessed with knowing Elizabeth personally, I did know many of her brothers. So sorry Henry for the loss of your sweet sister. You came from a good family!

Sandy Snoddy

February 5, 2020

Aunt Lizzie, where to begin she was such a kind gentle soul, she was so loving and caring, she was mine and Fran’s second mom. When we lost mom she was there for us and our children, just like she always has been for us. To say she will be greatly missed is an understatement, but I know she is with my mama and Henry Adams and she is with her Lord and Savior and no more suffering. I will miss our trips to UVA, I learned so much from our talks on our trips back and forth. Aunt Lizzie I love you so much and I was blessed to have you as my Aunt!!!!! Till we meet again.

Nancy Taylor

February 5, 2020

Elizabeth was the most caring person anyone would hope to meet. She loved deeply and her compassion for those less fortunate was shown in many ways. She canned and preserved every year and most of the time it was shared with whomever came by. Every niece and nephew was one of her children. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Love, Nancy