Elmyra Louise Taylor
Elmyra Louise Taylor
  • May 9, 1930 - June 12, 2017
  • Lutz, Florida

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Elmyra Lowery Taylor, 87, of Tampa, Florida, went home to her Lord and Savior on June 12, 2017 surrounded by her family. Elmyra’s family are fifth generation Tampa residents. Elmyra grew up in Port Tampa, as the youngest in a family with three older brothers. She was a devoted wife to her husband William "Bill" Taylor, a wonderful mother to her son Bud, and played a large role in raising her two beautiful granddaughters, Jacqueline and Haley.

Elmyra loved gardening, with her specialty being her rose garden. She was an avid sports fan and on any given night in her home, she would be watching the Rays, the Buccaneers or the Florida Gators. She was an active member of Van Dyke Methodist Church and a past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star in the Port Tampa Lodge. She loved anything sweet and enjoyed baking, especially for her family during the Christmas holiday season, and was famous for her date nut and Coca-Cola cakes.

Elmyra light up every room she walked into, never met a stranger, and had an infectious laugh. She made her mark on many hearts in this world. She will be forever missed and loved. Our loss is surely Heaven's gain. Elmyra is preceded in death by her husband of almost 60 years, Bill Taylor, mother Etta Lowery, father Raymond Lowery, and brothers Robert, Raymond and Bill Lowery. She is survived by her son William "Bud" Taylor and his wife Mindy, Granddaughter Jacqueline Carricato and her husband Aaron, Granddaughter Haley Pappalardo and her husband Andy, Great-grandchildren Ford and Taylor Carricato, Sister-in-Law Virginia Coston, Nieces Deb DeWitt, Deanna Voorhees, Ann Cale, Judy Lowery, Cathy Coston, Laura Johnson, Bobbie Wampler, Nephews Rob Lowery, Frank Lowery, John Stuckey, Clark Stuckey, Bob Cale and Jim Coston. A very special thanks from the family to Andrea Henry for all the friendship and support she gave Nana in the last years of her life.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 5-7 pm in the Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 3207 W Bearss Ave, Tampa, Florida 33618.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 2 pm at Grace Family Church, 5101 Van Dyke Rd, Lutz, Florida 33558.

Interment at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park, 4207 E Lake Ave, Tampa, Florida 33610 at 3:45pm

A celebration of Elmyra’s life will be held at Donatello Restaurant, 232 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, Florida 33609 at 5pm.