Taylor (Goethals) Adkins

June 3, 1999July 3, 2018
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Taylor (Goethals) Adkins, age 19, of Plant City, Florida went home on Tuesday morning, July 3, 2018 to be reunited with her savior and those who have passed before her. Taylor was born June 3, 1999 in Naples, Florida.

Taylor was a strong, quick witted, stubborn, beautiful and sassy young woman who fought a courageous long fight with cancer. She had a vibrant personality and lived her life to the fullest; there was never goal she made that she didn’t meet. Her strength is a true inspiration not only to her siblings who look up her but also to everyone who she encountered.

Taylor was so blessed to find the love of her life and husband, Randall Adkins. Having grown up together they truly were best friends and had the opportunity to share their love with friends and family at their wedding on February 10, 2018.

Her strong love of the Lord was her strength through these last 4 years. Taylor also had a love for softball, llamas, the outdoors, hunting, boating (tubing), and riding shot gun with Randall in their RZR.

Taylor was preceded in death by her Mimi, Nioma Morris and other family members. Loving family who survive are her husband, Randall Keith Adkins; her parents, Frank Goethals, Lisa Rhodes and Jeremy Rhodes; grandparents; brother, Tyler Goethals; sisters, Tori Goethals, Abby Rhodes, Katie Rhodes, Maddie Rhodes; loving Aunts & Uncles and many other extended family members.

A visitation for Taylor will be held Saturday, July 7, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at City Pointe Church, 503 N. Palmer St., Plant City, Florida. A Celebration of Life will follow Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 12:00 PM. A burial will be at East Oaklawn Cemetery, Plant City, Florida.

For those who would like to make donations, you may do so in Taylor's memory to the Children's Cancer Center.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the family.


  • Visitation Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, July 7, 2018

Taylor (Goethals) Adkins

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July 9, 2018

"The peace of God that surpasses all understanding", help you and your family during this difficult time (Philippians 4:6,7). My condolences for the family.

Tammy Castagno

July 7, 2018

The service was a beautiful tribute to Taylor. My thoughts and prayers will go on for the family of our warrior Taylor. I have so many memories of the past 5 years that I have known Taylor. When I first met her at the high school clinic she was very quiet which didn’t take long for me to see that’s not who she was. Taylor,Tori and Bre spent so much time in The clinic I started to treat them like they were mine. We laughed a lot, cried some days, (they)spent way to much time out of class and shared many stories. Taylor will forever hold a special place in my heart and soul. She was a fighter and helped me to learn how to fight also after my own fight with cancer. I picture her with her own beautiful set of angel wings. God has blessed everyone through Taylor.

Brooke Milam

July 6, 2018

Taylor and I have been best friends since we were little girls, we have always had each other’s back, if I called her she made sure she was always there for me, through thick and thin that girl was with me. I love that girl to pieces! All the memories from little girls to now are just amazing. Coffee date, spending the nights at each other, going to school together, birthday parties, everything I did with her is a lovely made memory.

Brenda Buck

July 5, 2018

Uncle Joe and I met Taylor when she was only 2 years old. We were visiting her Grandma Nye. FB made it possible for us to learn of Taylor’s Fight Like A Girl Campaign. We have followed all her adventures, from skydiving to meeting Rascal Flatts. I have always admired her beauty and her bravery. We were honored to attend her marriage to Randall. It was a beautiful wedding ceremony and one that touched our hearts forever. We pray for peace for the Family.💗