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Linda Taylor
  • Passed away on April 02, 2022

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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


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  1. Renna Levert lit a candle:
    21 Apr 2022
    Lit since April 21, 2022 at 4:16:36 AM

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    10 Apr 2022
    Lit since April 10, 2022 at 4:01:48 AM

  3. Keirstin Petersen says:
    09 Apr 2022
    We love you Turtle! Fly high! Love Keirstin and Blake Faircloth

  4. Keirstin Petersen says:
    09 Apr 2022
    We love you Turtle ❤ Fly high! Love Keirstin and Blake Faircloth

  5. Clarinda says:
    07 Apr 2022
    Linda, I can't believe we are saying goodbye to you. So many great memories I have from being I your wedding, seeing you in your nurse's uniform,babysitting the kids,dinner at moms,your kids being in my wedding, lunches,birthdays............
    I will miss you often and think of you more. you are going to be in heaven with some awesome angels.
    I love you, your sister in law❤❤❤❤

  6. Clarinda lit a candle:
    07 Apr 2022
    Lit since April 7, 2022 at 4:56:09 AM

  7. Clarinda says:
    07 Apr 2022
    Linda,I can't believe we are saying goodbye to you. I know my brother jerry and all the kids will miss you dearly as we all will . I will cherish our memories from being in your wedding, the first time I saw you in your nurses uniform, babysitting the kids,you in my wedding, the dinners at moms..........and so many more You are definitely up in heaven with some awesome Ange//Angels ❤❤ I will think of you often and miss you more

  8. EZ8U lit a candle:
    07 Apr 2022
    Lit since April 7, 2022 at 4:36:27 AM

  9. Larry Brandon says:
    07 Apr 2022
    You guys are in my prayers and have my deepest condolences.

  10. Susan lit a candle:
    06 Apr 2022
    Lit since April 6, 2022 at 4:02:47 PM

  11. Susan says:
    06 Apr 2022
    my aunt linda...so many memories...one of the first ones being in their wedding...i thought my *soon to be* aunt linda was THE most gorgeous woman i'd ever seen walk down the aisle...i wore a pink & white dress with a white overlay and was the flower girl...then...i remember when she was "capped" and *pinned* when becoming a nurse (i *think* it was in an auditorium on las olas blvd, probably wrong on that)...also, my memories could have been the reverse order, meaning receiving her nursing degree before they married...forgive me, i was only about 5 or 6...then... i visited them at their house/apt...i was awestruck because here were two people who could live on their own! all i can recall is a slim living room area with jalousie windows and the thrill of being with them...as their family grew & i would visit, i remember the sweet joy of being with them...all of my life, my aunt linda helped to make us well again...and she continued to do so with my father during his illness...helping whenever she could and keeping the other nurses in line!...she cared for my father without question...and was there to help my family through his illness...i am blessed to have had her in my life...her children & grandchildren will continue to grace mine...ty dear linda...rest well, in the arms of the angels & know i have long admired you...

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    06 Apr 2022
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    06 Apr 2022
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  14. Suzy Faircloth-Head says:
    06 Apr 2022
    I'm So Blessed To Have 34 Years Of Priceless Memories Of "Mom T". Thank You For Those Memories Of Times Spent Together. All Our Talks, Your Advice, That Gentle & Loving Way Of Dispensing Your Advice After Listening Any Time I Needed You. This Moment In Time Is Surreal To Me........... I Find It Difficult To Think Of You Not Being A Phone Call, Text, FB Messenger Conversation Away. I'm Truly Going To Miss Lunch Together After Your Bible Study Or Dinners With You And Dad. You Made An Imprint On My Heart, A Difference In My Life & For That I Am Forever Grateful. I Love You Mom T. Always, Suzy

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