Linda Jean Taylor
1948 - 2022
Mrs. Linda Jean Taylor, 74, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family, December 13th, 2022. She was born on June 12th, 1948 in Ashe County, NC to the late Earl and Ruth Phillips. Linda was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Janice Jones, brother Jack Phillips, and her husband Troy Taylor, the love of her life. Surviving her are her siblings Carol “Kate” Payne and husband Ira, Bruce Phillips and wife Myrna, Gail Turner, Sandy Wilkins and husband Carl and many nieces and nephews. She loved her children very much, daughter Candy Hege and husband Alex, son Tray Burchette and Amanda Knight, and son Chris Taylor and wife Stacey. Her grandchildren brought great joy to her life: Jessica Burchette, Samantha Jackson and husband Chris, Tanner Hege and wife Jamie, Austin Hege and wife Kristina, Shawn Taylor and wife Kaitlyn, and Christopher Taylor and Elissa Sommon. Her newest love in life was her great-grandchildren, Calli, Ava, Georgia, Charli, Mila, Chrysli, Estella and Nayeli. Her favorite times were spent with her family by her side.
To continue her wishes to help others, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to First Pentecostal Holiness Church.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, December 18th at First Pentecostal Holiness Church, 998 Hutton Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. The family will receive friends from 2-3 P.M. The memorial service, officiated by Tim Wolfe, will begin at 3 P.M. Everyone is invited to a meal to follow. A private graveside will be held at Parklawn Memorial Gardens.
Always very nice and fun to be around. She will be missed!!!@
Rest well dear cousin. May Jesus receive you in his loving arms and provide comfort to your family.
Linda was always welcoming and spoke her truth. She was a loving grandmother and knew how to make wonderful memories, we will always hold her close to our hearts. This poem speaks to us in her name. You are forever loved Linda Jean Taylor.
“ I’m Free
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following the path, God has chosen for me,
I took His hand when I heard Him call
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I have now found peace at the end of the day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joys.
A friendship, a family shared, a laugh, a kiss
Oh, yes, these things, I too will miss.
Be not burdened with the times of sorrow
Look for the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much
Good friends and family, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seems all to brief
Don’t lengthen your pain with undue grief.
Lift up your heart in peace to thee,
God wanted me now – He set me free. “
My sister My friend, I will miss all our talks and especially our Bible talk and visiting. I will love you always. Until we meet in Heaven