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OBITUARY

Marjorie Law Taylor

May 28, 1928December 29, 2019
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Marjorie passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 91 years old.

She was the oldest child of 5, growing up in rural North Carolina on a tobacco farm. Met her future husband, Harold, in Tokyo, Japan while working for the Civil Service during the Korean War. As an Army couple they lived in several different places, including Heidelberg, Germany but finally settled in Norfolk, where Harold retired from the Army and started a small family business. Marjorie worked as a secretary for some years for Smith Douglass Fertilizer, then went back to school and trained to become a computer programmer, and worked for Borden Chemical Co (formerly Smith-Douglass Fertilzers) until she retired. After retiring she was able to spend her time helping with the family business and with her grandchildren. They attended St. Peter's Episcopal Church, and later she attended Christ and St. Luke's Episcopal Church. She and Hal enjoyed and supported the opera, the symphony, dinner theatre and other arts venues, and in their younger years were avid square dancers. They spent a part of every summer at a house in Sandbridge where the entire family would typically gather, creating lasting fond memories and a tradition that endures even today.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Taylor Minguez (Norfolk); son, Bruce Taylor (Virginia Beach); step-son, Harold E Taylor, Jr. (California); former daughter-in-law, Mimi Taylor (Palm Desert, CA); grandsons, Matthew Minguez and Andrew Minguez (Norfolk), and Mason Taylor (San Diego, CA); granddaughter, Meredith Minguez (Richmond); great granddaughter, Scarlett Minguez-Posey (Portsmouth), and Ava Taylor (San Diego, CA); brothers, Charles J. Law (Raleigh, NC) and S. Edward Law (Athens, GA); sisters, Virginia Law Hart and Elizabeth Law Clemons (Tallahassee, FL); nieces and nephews, Beth Williams, Susan Clemons, Elizabeth Clemons Marshall, Josh Clemons, Amy Law Womble, Jamie Law, Jerel Law, Morgan Law, Whitney Law; and many great nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband, Harold Taylor; and her step-son, Paul R. Taylor.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 1pm at Christ and St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 560 W Olney Rd, Norfolk, with interment to follow within the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, 6309 E Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk at 3pm.

To share a memory or leave a message of condolences, please visit WoodlawnNorfolk.com. The family respectfully asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Salvation Army in Marjorie's honor.

  • FAMILY

  • Harold Taylor, Husband (deceased)
  • Nancy Taylor Minguez, Daughter
  • Bruce Taylor, Son
  • Harold E. Taylor, Jr., Step-Son
  • Paul R. Taylor, Step-Son (deceased)
  • Mimi Taylor, Former Daughter-in-law
  • Matthew Minguez, Grandson
  • Andrew Minguez, Grandson
  • Mason Taylor, Grandson
  • Meredith Minguez, Granddaughter
  • Scarlett Minguez-Posey, Great Granddaughter
  • Ava Taylor, Great Granddaughter
  • Charles J. Law, Brother
  • S. Edward Law, Brother
  • Virginia Law Hart, Sister
  • Elizabeth Law Clemons, Sister
  • Beth Williams, Niece
  • Susan Clemons, Niece
  • Elizabeth Clemons Marshall, Niece
  • Josh Clemons, Nephew
  • Amy Law Womble, Niece
  • Jamie Law, Nephew
  • Jerel Law, Nephew
  • Morgan Law, Nephew
  • Whitney Law, Nephew
  • and many great nieces and nephews
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Matthew Minguez
  • Andrew Minguez
  • Nathan Veldhuis
  • Mason Taylor
  • Jamie Law
  • Ed Law

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Burial Saturday, January 11, 2020

Memories

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Ron & Pat Ellison

January 8, 2020

We worked with Marg at Smith Douglass, she was a delightful person to work with. She was always upbeat and had a smile on her face. She was a gracious lady.

Carol Garrison Davis

January 7, 2020

Such a lovely tribute to a life well lived. I have heard many fond memories of my very good friend Nancy's mother. Although I did not know her personally, she was brought to life by Nancy's many visits to her mom at Westminister, and her recants to me . Duty seemed to call in this family throughout the generations. I pray her immortal soul is with her family and God in heaven.

Sharon McGLone

January 5, 2020

To Nancy and family,
Fond memories of play group at your mothers house in Poplar Hall. She was so welcoming to us young mothers and rambunctious toddlers. Our sincere condolences for your loss and prayers of comfort from our Lord.

John Fain

January 5, 2020

Marge and I worked together at Smith-Douglass in the mid 70's - early 80's. My wife Joyce and I went on a cruise once with Marge and Harold. Marge was always very lady-like and a beautiful person. RIP

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Biography

Marjorie passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 91 years old.

She was the oldest child of 5, growing up in rural North Carolina on a tobacco farm. Met her future husband, Harold, in Tokyo, Japan while working for the Civil Service during the Korean War. As an Army couple they lived in several different places, including Heidelberg, Germany but finally settled in Norfolk, where Harold retired from the Army and started a small family business. Marjorie worked as a secretary for some years for Smith Douglass Fertilizer, then went back to school and trained to become a computer programmer, and worked for Borden Chemical Co (formerly Smith-Douglass Fertilzers) until she retired. After retiring she was able to spend her time helping with the family business and with her grandchildren. They attended St. Peter's Episcopal Church, and later she attended Christ and St. Luke's Episcopal Church. She and Hal enjoyed and supported the opera, the symphony, dinner theatre and other arts venues, and in their younger years were avid square dancers. They spent a part of every summer at a house in Sandbridge where the entire family would typically gather, creating lasting fond memories and a tradition that endures even today.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Taylor Minguez (Norfolk); step-son, Harold E Taylor, Jr. (California); grandsons, Matthew Minguez and Andrew Minguez (Norfolk); Mason Taylor (San Diego, CA); granddaughter, Meredith Minguez (Richmond); great granddaughter, Scarlett Minguez-Posey (Portsmouth); brothers, Charles J. Law (Raleigh, NC) and S. Edward Law (Athens, GA); sisters, Virginia Law Hart and Elizabeth Law Clemons (Tallahassee, FL); nieces and nephews, Beth Williams Hartness, Susan Clemons, Elizabeth Clemons Marshall, Josh Clemons, Amy Law Womble, Jamie Law, Jerel Law, Morgan Law, Whitney Law; and many great nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband, Harold E.Taylor, Sr.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 1pm at Christ and St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 560 W Olney Rd, Norfolk, with interment to follow within the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, 6309 E Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk at 3pm.

To share a memory or leave a message of condolences, please visit WoodlawnNorfolk.com. The family respectfully asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Salvation Army in Marjorie's honor or to your preferred mental health research and support (Alzheimer's or similar) organization.