Nellie Farmer Taylor

Published 10:10 am Wednesday, November 2, 2011

WILLIAMSBURG—Nellie Farmer Taylor departed this life October 29, 2011, in Williamsburg, Va.

She was born July 6, 1935, to William Theodore Farmer and Meriam Eagen Farmer in Baltimore, Md.

She was predeceased by her parents; one brother, William Douglas Farmer; husband, Hartwell Forrest Taylor Jr.; and son, Hartwell Forrest Taylor III.

She is survived by two daughters, Catherine Taylor Hart and husband, Jim, of Franklin, and Virginia Lee Taylor Brown and husband, Jim, of Toano; grandchildren James Willard Hart Jr. and Forrest Taylor Hart of Franklin and Taylor Lee Brown and Brandon Read Brown of Toano. She is also survived by two sisters, Virginia Sliwinski and Dianne F. Barr.

Before moving to Eastern Shore, Va., in 1962, Nell was employeed at Union Bag Co. in Richmond, Va. After moving to Eastern Shore, Va., Nell became an active member of the community by volunteering her time as a Brownie Troop and Girl Scout Troop leader, Hospice volunteer and hospital volunteer.

Additionally, she was a homemaker and worked as an assistant director at The Hermitage for 10 years.

Her hobbies included quilting, basket weaving, sewing and cooking.

She and her husband, Hartwell moved to Franklin, Va., in 1999, and after his death in 2002, she moved to Toano, Va.

She was a member of “Cares” at Williamsburg YMCA for three years.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to ASK Childhood Foundation, P.O. Box 17184, 5211 West Broad St., Richmond, Va., 23230, or a charity of your choice.

The family is being assisted by Bucktrout Funeral Home, Williamsburg, Va.

A memorial service will be held at Hickory Neck Episcopal Church, 8300 Richmond Road, Toano, Va., on Monday, November 7, 2011, with a visitation and luncheon at 11 a.m. and memorial service at 12:30 p.m. All friends are welcome at both the luncheon and service.

A graveside service will follow at Forrest Lawn Cemetery in Richmond, Va.

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