Ann Wilson Taylor, 96, of Crewe, departed this life on June 1, 2020.
She was born to the late Mildred Sydnor and T. E. (Bunk) Wilson and was predeceased by her husband, Herbert L. Taylor; and sister, Mary Lee W. Bridgforth.
She is survived by daughter Ann W. Taylor; son Vince Taylor and daughter-in-law Patricia Taylor; grandsons John Taylor (Melissa) and David Taylor (Esther); sister Barbara W. Afflerbach; and great-grand-children Savannah, Cadence, Zach, and Evan Taylor; nieces Bettie B. Baty, Deborah A. White (Sandy); and nephew Bob Afflerbach (Regina); along with family friend Barbara Musick.
Ann attended the College of William and Mary until interrupted by World War II. She received a famous love letter in 1945, dropped from a B-17 plane flown over Crewe by her future husband Herb.
She was an active member of Crewe Methodist Church, Garden Club, and Women’s Club and touched many lives as a friendly visitor and Christmas Mother volunteer.
Ann was a gifted flower arranger, loved antiquing with Herb, and finding thrift store treasures. She was a colorful character, loyal friend, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who never left home without lipstick, necklace and bracelet.
Family gratefully thanks Pam Jones of Front Porch for Ann’s extraordinary care, with wonderful caregivers Tracy Monroe and Pam Finch.
Memorial donations are suggested to Crewe United Methodist Church, Crewe Fire Department, or Nottoway Emergency Squad.
Celebration of Life service must be at a later date due to gathering restrictions.
Arrangements entrusted to Hamner-McMillian Funeral Home, 1400 South Main St., Blackstone. Online condolences may be made at: www.hamnermcmillian.com