Virginia D. Taylor

Published 1:24 pm Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Mrs. Virginia Dare Dixon Taylor, age 88, died Monday evening, May 6, 2019, at River Trace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2019, at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington, officiated by Willie Summerlin and Walter Summerlin. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. prior to the service Thursday at Paul Funeral Home.

Mrs. Taylor was born in Beaufort County on Aug. 18, 1930, daughter of the late Madison Monroe Dixon and Annie Melissa Edwards Dixon. Growing up, she worked on a farm, and later worked at several retail businesses in the area and as caretaker for family members. She was owner/operator of the Tasty Freeze in Chocowinity and the Yellow Cab Company. She retired with 22 years’ service as nutrition site manager for Beaufort County. Mrs. Taylor was a member of Wanoca Presbyterian Church. She was a true homemaker in that she loved to cook, sew, was a master gardener and feeding hummingbirds.

Mrs. Taylor is survived by her children: Travis Boyd (Linda), of Washington, Diana Baker (Ronnie), of Washington, Ann Morris (David), of Bath, Barbara Cox, of Washington, Teresa McRoy, of Washington, Keith Taylor, of Greensboro, and Joey Taylor (Cathy), of Washington; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and her sister, Edna Ruth Summerlin, of Washington. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by three husbands: Earl J. Boyd, James Robert Anderson and Joseph E. Taylor; her brother, Warren Franklin Dixon; her sisters, Lily Kathleen Oakley and Nellie Pearl Kilby; and her granddaughter, Hollie Grace Taylor.

Flowers are welcome, or memorials may be made to Wanoca Presbyterian Church, 921 E. Sixth St., Washington, NC 27889.

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Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Taylor family.