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 Elizabeth Octavia <I>Taylor</I> Dandridge

Elizabeth Octavia Taylor Dandridge

Death 28 Dec 2011 (aged 90)
Burial Charles City, Charles City County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 100373620 · View Source
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Elizabeth Octavia Dandridge, 90, of Richmond, went home to be with the Lord on December 28, 2011.

She was born October 9, 1921 to the late Syndey and Maggie Taylor. She was also preceded in death by by her husband, John Dandridge Sr.; son, John Dandridge, Jr.; daughter, Claudette L. Greene (1938-1990); five sisters, Berlessie Venable, Martha Wiley, Lottie McCraw, Edith Taylor, and Katie T. Wynn; two brothers, Sidney Taylor and Willie Taylor.

Elizabeth joined the Gravel Hill Baptist Church at a very early age. She attended Gravel Hill School for her education. She later moved to New York in 1940, where she received her certificate from the Baby and Geriatric Career Institute in New York, June 18, 1964.

She devoted over 50 years doing what she had a passion for, and that was caring for babies in her white uniforms. Elizabeth enjoyed strolling through the park and traveling around the world with her babies. She later moved back to Richmond, VA in the early 80's where she continued her career until 2006.

When she wasn't working, Elizabeth would be out all day shopping. Someone would always see her out and would tell on her, "I seen Grandma Lizzie." She was Gramdma Lizzie to everyone, even if you were not her grandchild. Elizabeth enjoyed talking on the phone, not answering the beep and attending Riverside Pace Center three days a week. She loved shopping for everything, especially hats and belts to show off the stream line, watching CNN, and calling Michael Jackson and Barack Obama her boys.

Elizabeth was very hardworking and dedicated to whatever task that was given her. No matter what the assignment, she stuck with it until it was completed. She was a born leader, had an independent spirit, loved her family and was a spiritual woman of strength. Throughout her 90 years, she was never sick. God blessed her with great health.

She leaves to cherish her memory one daughter, Lavania Coleman; 12 grandchildren, one loving and devoted, Yolanda M. Greene; 19 great-grandchildren; 13 great great-grandchildren; three great-great-great-grandsons; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Remains rested at March Funeral Home, 2110 E. Laburnum Avenue, where viewing was held on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, from 12 noon to 8pm, and where family received friends from 6pm to 7pm. Funeral service was held at 1pm on Wednesday, January 4, 2012, in the March Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Dr. Ray McKenzie officiated. Interment St. John Baptist Church Cemetery, Charles City, VA.

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  • Created by: Joyce Vaughan
  • Added: 8 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100373620
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Octavia Taylor Dandridge (9 Oct 1921–28 Dec 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100373620, citing Saint John Baptist Church Cemetery, Charles City, Charles City County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Joyce Vaughan (contributor 46610630) .