Virginia K. Taylor

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 29, 2007

FRANKLIN—Virginia Kitchen Taylor, 89, widow of Hugh Slade “Pete” Taylor Sr., died Nov. 28, 2007.

A native of Southampton County, she was a daughter of the late Luther Ulysses and Carrie Bryant Kitchen.

With her son, Hugh, Mrs. Taylor operated Taylor’s Catering.

She was a 1935 graduate of Courtland High School.

She was originally a member of Courtland Baptist Church and after marriage, a lifetime member of Franklin Congregational Christian Church.

Her interests in life were God, her family, her church family, and helping and ministering to others.

She was an active member of her church’s Women’s Fellowship, was a deacon, and was a Paul Harris Fellow Award recipient.

Survivors include her son, Hugh Slade Taylor Jr., and wife Virginia of Carrsville; three grandchildren, Lisa Wiese and husband Bill of Rocky Mount, N.C.; Cindy Benton and husband David of Franklin; Michael Taylor and wife Danielle of Nags Head, N.C.; six great-grandchildren, Austin and Ashley Wiese, Chad and Emily Benton, and Justin and Kassidy Taylor; four devoted sisters-in-law, 15 nieces and nephews; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was predeceased by two sisters, Martha Elizabeth Kitchen and Emily Jones Parker; and six brothers, Robert Thomas Kitchen, Floyd M. Kitchen, James U. Kitchen, H. Reginald Kitchen, Alfred Benjamin Kitchen and John Irving Kitchen.

The family wishes to express sincere appreciation to the staff at Village at Wood’s Edge, Courtland Health Care Center, and Southampton Memorial Hospital for their loving care and kindness.

A funeral will be conducted today at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Wright Funeral Home with the Revs. James H. Hyatt and Lafayette Wilkins officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Courtland.

The family suggests memorials be made to Franklin Congregational Christian Church, 412 N. High Street, Franklin, Va. 23851, or a favorite charity.

Wright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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