Margaret Ellen Taylor, age 91 of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017.
Margaret was born in King’s Mill, Texas and was the daughter of Benjamin Delany Blackburn and Velma Lee Goolsby Blackburn. She lived and worked in Houston, Texas most of her life and graduated from the University of Houston.
Margaret was a high school art teacher, as well as an accomplished artist, who traveled the world with her husband, and captured its’ beauty through her art. She moved to Florida in 2008.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin Delany Blackburn and Velma Lee Goolsby Blackburn; her husband, Bill P. Taylor, Jr., granddaughters, Jennifer Margaret Jones Newman, and Suzanne Delaney Jones Morales.
Margaret is survived by her daughter, Ellen (David) Jones of San Antonio, Texas, her sons, Bill P. (Becky) Taylor, III of Tiki Island, and Mark L (Kelli) Taylor of Gulf Breeze, brother-in-law, Daniel (Susan) Taylor, ten grandchildren, twenty one great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.
A Memorial Visitation will be held at Rose Lawn Funeral home on Monday, December 18, 2017 from 2 to 3:00 PM, with a Memorial Service following at 3:00 PM.
Mrs. Taylor was the best art teacher I ever had.
Dawn CoeFriendswood, TX
I love you and will miss you dearly granny. I will always cherish every memory and everything you taught me, from sketching, to beginner on piano, to sewing and earning socks! Lol some of my most cherished items are things from you, in particular my singer sewing machine. Love you so much and give grandaddy, aunt jay and especially my mom a hug for me!
Meagan SmithValliant, OK
Sending our love and condolences to the family. She was an amazing and accomplished woman and will be missed dearly.
Jamie SilasPensacola, FL
Margaret (Mom), my mother in law, was a strong, talented woman who overcame many obstacles in life . She was a wonderful teacher, cook, artist and seamstress who encouraged everyone she met to work harder and make a difference! She saw potential in everyone. Thank you Kelli & Mark for taking care of her. With love, Linda
Linda Walden TaylorHouston, TX
Love and peace to all of Margaret's family. I was only with her a handful of times but I loved hearing her talk about her love for art and many stories. She was a very interesting woman. May her Memory be Eternal!
PanayotaGulf Breeze, FL
Rest In Peace, dear, sweet Margaret. We will miss our visits and your wonderful stories. All our love to the Taylors.
Eric and Cindie
Cindie HutchisonPensacola, FL