Belinda Karen Taylor
July 23, 1958 – February 6, 2020
Belinda Karen Taylor was granted her angel wings on February 6, 2020 after being a 16 year cancer survivor. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Charlie and Laurine Brewer, of East Hartford, Connecticut in 1958, she was the fourth of five children. Her Dad sometimes referred to her as “Louie” as he had always imagined that his next child would be a boy; although blessed with another beautiful daughter. Belinda graduated from: George J Penney High School; the University of New Haven in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Data Processing, Magna Cum Laude. She also attended the University of Maryland where she completed coursework towards a Masters in Management Information Systems. She joined the Army in 1977 where she specialized in computer technology and programming before being Honorably Discharged in 1990. She received several medals and commendations, including The Army Achievement Medal.
For the last 20 years, she worked as a Database Expert and Manager for Technology Services for George Mason University’s Information Technology Department. She and her Team were responsible for maintenance and reliability of the data and infrastructure used by Administrators, Teachers and Students. She leaves a Team that respected her dedication; appreciated her fairness; and valued her knowledge/expertise and hard work.
She shared a profound love, with many of her friends, for Korean Pop music and various drama shows of Chinese, Thai, Japanese and Cambodian origin. With her deep respect and newfound love of culture, she made friends across the US and around the world. As someone who loved to write blogs, she was well respected as an honest and prolific critic of multicultural films, music, and art. She would even travel across the US and Canada to enjoy a special live performance of her favorite artists and then share a critique with her friends on-line. Her blogs had many devoted followers.
Her favorite times were during adventures taken with her daughters while white water rafting in California, Colorado and Massachusetts or attending movies and concerts with their favorite artists. As a quiet spirit, Belinda showed her love in different ways by being supportive of her daughters and their many endeavors. She had a comedic honesty of how to endure life without her in it. While that reality came much sooner than her family and friends expected, Belinda persevered until she knew her affairs were in order and that her daughters would be taken care of.
Belinda did not live long enough to have grandchildren in her life, but, the furry kind made up for that. Over the years, the Taylor household had been taken over by 4 cats and 1 dog; Sammy, Spooky 1, Spooky 2, Sasha and Peppy. She is predeceased by her parents, Charlie and Laurine Brewer, her Brother Ervin Brewer, and her Sister Sheila Brewer. She leaves behind her Sister Shirley Brewer Burgess and Brother Charles “Wade” Brewer, loving Daughters Brianna Taylor and Tamika Taylor. In addition, her Nieces Tishawna Colander, Rachel Brewer, and Lydia Brewer. As well, Nephews Alonzo Brewer and Brinden McGowan and great Nieces Caidence and Charli Colander. Belinda will forever be within the hearts of family and friends, she will forever rest peacefully. Loving, laughing, and living with us...always.
In lieu of Flowers, donations can be made to her long-time favorite Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Light The Night www.Lightthenight.org
The family wishes to thank all family and friends for their love and support to our family and our Dear Belinda Karen Taylor.
Celebration of Life
Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service
186 Shelton Shop Rd
Belinda Karen Taylor
February 21, 2020
I met Belinda because of our shared love of Asian dramas. She was one of the first people who supported my branching out from Korean dramas and provided so many of us access to Japanese dramas and Thai lakorns. I learned about various Japanese film festivals because of her, and it is completely because of her that I got to meet one of my favorite Japanese actors. However, our conversations went beyond dramas and music but to work as well. Once I found out she also worked for a university, she was my online support for commiserating about the state of equity and inclusion in higher ed. She gave warm supportive advice and kept me often from getting too angry. I feel so blessed to have finally been able to meet her last year. Her smile could light up a place and made you feel loved and completely understood.
February 20, 2020
Although it has been a few years, I did enjoy visiting with Belinda in her home. She was always warm and welcoming. She had such a positive outlook despite her health struggles. She was a woman of faith and I believe she was warmly welcomed by her Savior when she crossed over into paradise.
I hope her daughters will enjoy many fond memories of her as they continue on in life. May they find peace and comfort as they adjust to a life without their mother. Belinda will be proud of them as they embark on life's endeavors. Sending love to you!
February 18, 2020
I met Bel through blogging/social media, and we found out we had been on the same drama forum. We had almost opposite tastes in Asian dramas so we knew we could trust each other to warn off something we would not like! We however did have some similar life history, opinions on politics and social issues, and we both love our kids and kitties. I had the pleasure and honor of meeting Bel in person twice. Bel was always down to earth, charming, and a strong, lovely, person. She is greatly loved and will be missed in our shared fandom communities. My thoughts are with her family and I hope good memories of Bel continue to be a blessing in your lives.
February 18, 2020
I met Bel through a forum for Korean drama fans. We both loved the same drama and watched it every morning and then found we both were going to GOT7 where we met and sat together in person. From there, our concert friendship, and just plain friendship, bloomed. She was a person who understood what I meant when I posted things online, and what I said when I spoke and was a soulmate from when the souls gathered before they came to Earth. And I will never stop missing her. Until our souls gather again, Bel. Inna lillahi wa inna alayhi rajiun. Ameen.
February 18, 2020
I met Belinda when she first started at GMU. We had good conversations. i felt her warmth, confidence and her strong family value of family. I met her Girls once and i saw the loving Mother and not the professional Belinda. I'm so happy to have had a really good conversation with her recently when she called. We had chance to reminisce.
I send my best regards to the family. "One Day at a Time."