Barbara Gail Taylor

July 17, 1940October 5, 2019

Barbara Ahlstedt Taylor, 79, of Osteen, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019. She was born in Ludington, Michigan on July 17, 1940. Barbara was married to Tommy Roy Taylor, Sr. on February 27, 1956. He has said many times that she was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen and the best Christian he had ever known. Barbara had a heart of love for children and served tirelessly in her church nursery, helped in Good News Clubs in local elementary schools and shared God’s love with each boy and girl who were blessed to know her. She also volunteered in crisis pregnancy centers, and was a fierce advocate for the life of unborn children. She meticulously cared for every detail of her home, and was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her sister, Margaret Ahlstedt Thompson of Tampa, son Randy Taylor and his wife, Kathy, of Debary, son Bobby Taylor and his wife Kristi of New Smyrna Beach, son Mark Taylor and his wife Michelle, of Debary; Grandchildren Tiffany Verano, Sarah Grant, Tommy Taylor III, Megan Anderson, Jacob Taylor, Ashley Reed, Seth Taylor, Spencer Taylor and Grace Taylor and fourteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her oldest son, Tommy Roy Taylor, Jr., and her parents, Emery Ahlstedt and Lila Jameson Ahlstedt.


  • Visitation Saturday, October 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 12, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, October 12, 2019


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Fran Darms

October 11, 2019

My deepest sympathy to Tom, Randy, Kathy, Seth and the entire family at the Home-going of this sweet, sweet lady. It's so very hard to lose our loved ones, no doubt. But no doubt, Barbara, is now rejoicing in the holy presence of our blessed Lord! May our Heavenly Father comfort you with His peace, comfort and love at this time and in the days ahead.

Lori Sawyer

October 10, 2019

I remember spending Summer times with Aunt Barbara at reunions in WV and in Panama City. She was so fun to be around and a joy to talk to. We had so many interesting conversations and my heart hurts to know she has left us. I do know we will talk again in Heaven and I look forward and rejoice for that day! Rest with Jesus you Special Lady! I Love you so very much!

The William Dave Taylor Family

October 9, 2019

The William Dave Taylor Family would like to express our deepest
sympathy to Tom and his family in the passing of his beloved wife Barbara. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all.

Linda Francis

October 9, 2019

Tom and Family it is with deep heart that sadness has struck you and your family just to let you all know or thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you. All your memories can and will help at this sorrowful time. George Burgess Sr Rick & Linda Francis and Families

Hilda Fairbanks

October 8, 2019

I will always remember the beautiful trips we had together. You were one of the most wonderful people I had the privilege of knowing. With love, your sister-in-law Hilda Fairbanks

Bruce Tripp

October 7, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during the home going of Ms. Barbara. She was a great Christian lady, and cared so much for children ministries. She will be missed, but knowing one day we will see her again.

Bruce, Suzie and Lynzie Tripp