Judith Anne Taylor

March 10, 1944October 8, 2021
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Judy Taylor of Toano, VA went to be with the Lord October 8th 2021, at age 77.

Judy was born in Owego, NY and made her way to Virginia at age 19 where she met the love of her life, her late husband, W. Ray Taylor. They would have been married 57 years this October.

Judy was a collegiate singer and sang in the concert chorus while attending Ithaca College. She went on to become a cosmologist for over 30 years owning her own salon where she made many lifelong friends.

She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher, a member of the Loyal Laborers of Christ, Director of VBS. She sang many solos on Sunday’s as singing ran to the core of her soul.

Judy was a published poet and an award winning member of the International Society of Poets. She was also a member of the Toano Garden Club and an avid bowler, bowling on many leagues over the years. She had a passion for painting and crafting. She loved painting ornaments, giving them as Christmas gifts to her many family and friends. In her later years, she enjoyed traveling as much as possible seeing many states.

Judy, affectionately known as Nana by her many extended ‘kids’ as she called them, had a huge heart and cherished spending time with family and friends making memories.

Judy is preceded in death by her husband, W. Ray Taylor; her parents Don and Connie Leonard; her brother Dale Leonard; and her son-in-law Kevin Rhind.

She is survived by her two daughters, Wendy T Brown and Kathy Rhind; her two sons, Todd (Shelly) and Matthew (Katherine); sister, Linda Thompson; brother, Thomas Leonard (Ava); seven grandchildren, Kyle (Chelsey), Katelin (Nathan), Hannah Chasse (fiancé Matt), Tucker, Grayson, Kahner (Ashley), Kortney (James); six great grandchildren Harlan, Luella, James Jr., Blakely, Raelynn and Parker; along with extended family, nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 13th at 2pm at Liberty Baptist Church in Lanexa, VA and the interment will follow at the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the James City County Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 321, Toano, VA 23168 or Liberty Baptist Church, 15810 Liberty Church Road, Lanexa, VA 23089.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021


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