|Death: ||May 27, 2009|
Thelma D. Taylor, lovingly known as "TT," went home to be with our Lord on Wednesday morning, May 27.
She was the beloved daughter of the late Albert Davis and Beatrice Taylor Paige. She was educated in the Sumter, S.C., school system.
She moved to New York City, where she continued her education. She met and fell in love with Livingston C. Taylor and a union was formed. She and Livie had four daughters from this union. They bought a home and resided in East Elmhurst, Queens, N.Y., where they raised their girls.
Thelma returned to work and became a manager of two Chock Full o'Nuts restaurants in the area. After retiring there, she became a nanny working with disabled children. Later, returning to South Carolina, Thelma worked with children and adults who were mentally challenged. She remained in South Carolina until the passing of her mother.
She came to Pennsylvania and lived with her daughter and son-in-law until she made her transition. Thelma wore many hats: She was mommy, grandma, TT, ma, and was also known as "the old lady."
She loved her PlayStation games, cards, and her angel collections; her fish and her animals. She was quick with a joke and would smile easily, full of grace, and always the lady, enjoyed a good debate on any topic, and loved a challenge. Thelma will be sorely missed by those who knew her best.
She leaves to cherish her memories her two daughters, Linda D. Taylor and Thelma L. Oggeri; her son-in-law, Kenneth J. Oggeri; one brother and sister-in-law, pastors Randolph and Minerva Paige; one nephew, Stanley J. Anderson; two aunts, Catherine Peterson and Edith Taylor; 17 grandchildren; 17 and three-quarters great-grandchildren; and a host of cousins, family, friends.
Thelma was predeceased in death by two daughters, Claudette Renee Grant and Karen Denise Taylor.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, at Middle Smithfield Presbyterian Church, Milford Road, East Stroudsburg, with Pastor Jeffrey Brower and Rev. Dr. Vincent Bennett officiating. There will be viewings from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, June 1, at the Pula & Bensing Funeral Home, 23 N. Ninth St., Stroudsburg, and from 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, until the time of services at the church. Burial and graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 4, in Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, Hopewell, S.C.
Published in the Pocono Record on 5/29/2009
Mount Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Alice Morris
Record added: Jun 24, 2009
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