Linda Miko Taylor, 79, died Saturday, April 2, 2022 at Cates Hospice House in Ocala, Florida. Lin was born on August 26, 1942 in Paterson, New Jersey, to the late Bill and Elizabeth Miko and her sister, Barbara Smith.
Lin was married to Jerry Lee Taylor for 59 years. The two were each other’s lifelong companions and friends. They were blessed with three children: John (Denise) Taylor, Dee (Bill) Strassberger, and Terrie Lynn Taylor; seven grandchildren: Brittany McDonald, Kyle (Olivia) Taylor, Amber (Kurt) Estes, Bailey (Dylan) Lyons, Katie (Brandon) Ezell, Holly (Zack) Bailey, and Will Strassberger; and three great-grandchildren; Adaline Estes, Aria Taylor, and Drew Bailey.
Lin graduated from Jackson Memorial School of Nursing in 1963, where she was recognized for her excellence in psychiatric medicine. Her career began as a Registered Nurse in the hospital setting, then continued to serve as a surgical nurse of optometry before returning to her love as a psychiatric caregiver. Upon retiring, Lin continued to dedicate herself to serving those in Hospice. Additionally, she shared her knowledge and love of nursing throughout her church community as a Parish Nurse. Lin is not remembered for her 59 years as a nurse, but for the difference she made during those years by stepping into people’s lives, by special moments.
Lin enjoyed playing tennis as a young adult and later became an avid golfer. Lin and Jerry would play at various golf courses while traveling cross-country to visit family and friends.
They enjoyed over 25 summers in Sky Valley, Georgia, welcoming all of their relatives and friends to their mountain home. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi for 20 years. Lin was also a master at playing cards and games. Her grandchildren knew that it was hard to beat their beloved Gram/Nana/Mema/GiGi with her friendly streak of competitiveness.
Above all, Lin was best known as a faithful and loyal wife, mother, grandmother, cousin, aunt, Godmother, and friend.
The memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ the King Anglican Church; 4440 SE 3rd Avenue, Ocala, FL 34480. In lieu of flowers, the family would like you to consider a contribution to The E.W. & Lucille Cates Hospice House, P.O. Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baldwin Brothers Heritage Place Chapel, 954 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Suite 200, Ocala, FL 34470. Ph: 352-236-5884
Online condolences as well as fond memories may be left for Linda’s family by visiting www.BaldwinCremation.com