First Posted: 12/23/2009
MOUNT AIRY Mrs. Libby Brown Taylor, 74 of Mount Airy, wife of the late Mr. Wesley Stephen Taylor, died on Dec. 22, 2009, at the Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson. Mrs. Taylor was born, Jan. 13, 1935, in Surry County to Lonnie C. Brown and Leona Beck Brown. She was a retired school teacher having taught thirty years with most of that time at Mount Airy Junior High. Mrs. Taylor had been an active member of First Presbyterian Church prior to her illness. She was a charter member of the Surry County Historical Society and a charter builder of the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History and was a former volunteer there. She was a past member of the Mount Airy Altrusa International Club. Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley Stephen Steve Taylor in 2008; and by an infant son, Nathan Anderson Taylor in 1960. She is survived by her sons, Stephen Christopher Taylor and Stuart Austin Taylor both of Winston-Salem; a grandson, Christopher Adam Taylor also of Winston-Salem; two sisters, Mary Lynn Dorton of Jacksonville, Fla., and Ann K. Montgomery and husband Harry of Raleigh; a brother, Lon J. Brown of Knoxville, Tenn.; her step-mother, Katherine Brown of Mount Airy; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted at First Presbyterian Church in Mount Airy on Monday, Dec. 28, 2009, at 10 a.m. with Dr. Steve Lindsley officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy. The family requests that memorials be made to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 1286, Mount Airy, NC 27030 to the National Parkinsons Foundation, Inc., 1501 NW 9th Ave., Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136, or online at www.parkinson.org; to the local Salvation Army or to the charity of the donors choice. Online condolences may be made at moodyfuneralservices.com.