Uva Steele Taylor, 87 of Virginia Beach, passed away on May 5, 2010.
Born May 20, 1922 in Lee County, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Hattie Brooks. At the age of 9, her mother died, leaving her to take care of her father who had been disabled in World War I, and six younger siblings. She ran an entire farm, plowing fields herself with a team of horses. During World War II, she moved with her sister to Norfolk to work in the war effort, where she met her husband, Arthur. In the 1960s, she owned and operated a beauty shop. She was a good mother and friend to all who knew her, and will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her husband, Arthur F. Taylor; two sons, Arthur L. Taylor and his companion, Dr. Lynda Aiman-Smith and Robert L. Taylor and his wife, Beverly; a daughter, Diane Winn and her husband, William; four sisters, Lea Wyatt, Vida Gribbins, Josie Daniels, and Grace Blevins; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Family Choice Funerals & Cremations, 5401 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach. Interment will be in Lee County, VA.Send Flowers
Mrs T was a great person whom I had the pleasure of taking care of 3 times a week she will be missed as she touched my life in joy and laughter
From your family here at Kempsville. We will miss you, your humor, and your singing.
I just discovered that this web site even existed when I googled your name. I think about you so very often and can summon your warm, loving voice into my inner ear at will. I was truly, truly blessed to have you as my grandmother. No one other than my own mother could make me feel as loved as you did. I love the fact that I resemble you physically so much and remembering your strength and good advice has helped me through many a difficult phase in life. You will continue to live on in me as long as I am still breathing, no matter where I am or what I am doing. I also have always taken great comfort in the fact that my middle name is from your maiden name, Brooks. If I ever have a daughter, at least one of her names will be in remembrance of you. Bye Nan. Don’t worry, I am doin’ good and am remembering your advice to just keep on keepin’ on. All my love, your granddaughter, Jennifer Brook Taylor