Lucelia Taylor, 85, of St. Marys passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015 at the Senior Care Center in St. Marys.
Born June 22, 1929 in Trenton, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Mary Nagy Miller. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Joseph Taylor, son, Craig Taylor, and daughter, Judee Stine.
Mrs. Taylor was a Navy wife of 23 years. While in Okinawa, she was a founding member of the “Fishers-of Men”, an organization of Christian lay people who provided medical and dental services to the people of off-shore islands as well as the remote villages of northern Okinawa. She worked closely with the Naval Air Facility Protestant Wives of the Chapel, the Sukiran Chapel Wives, the Kadena Air Base Chapel Wives, the Navy Officers’ Wives Club and the Naha Air Base Wives Clubs. She was honored by being designated the award of “Service Force Lady” from the U.S. Pacific Fleet of the United States Navy. Mrs. Taylor and her husband loved making crafts of all kinds, and attended craft shows all over the country. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter and grandmother.
A memorial service will be held at Crooked River Baptist Church on Thursday evening, March 12th, at 6:30 pm with Pastor Donald Belcher officiating.
Survivors include her children, Eileen Simons (David) of St. Marys, Danny Taylor of Edgewater, MD, Debbie Taylor of Orlando, FL, daughter in law, Terri Taylor of Michigan, and son in law, Bill Stine of Savannah; sister, Mary Walton of Newville, PA; 7 grandchildren, Joe Stine, Emily S. Lavinder, Mitch Taylor, Bethany Taylor, Heather McMillan, Josh Simons, and Katie Simons; 10 great grandchildren.
The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Taylor be made to the Crooked River Baptist Church.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.