Gertrude Mears Taylor, daughter of the late Fred Henry Mears and Anna Louise Bunn, was born on February 6, 1931. She passed away from this life on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, after a massive stroke.
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Gertrude attended the Accomack County Public Schools and was a 1948 graduate of Mary N. Smith High School. She was a home health provider for many years before retiring.
Gertrude was a member of St. John Independent Church in Messongo, Virginia for most of her life. She loved to cook and enjoyed watching people eat the delectable meals she prepared. Gertrude was famous for her yeast rolls and sweet potato pies.
She always welcomed you with open arms and words of encouragement; no one was a stranger. Her loving spirit could turn any frown upside down.
Gertrude leaves to cherish her memory: two sons, Maurice Taylor and Shawn Taylor; four grandchildren, Cherleeta Copes, Cervone Copes, Maurice Askew, and Shawn Taylor, Jr.; twelve great-grandchildren, Rikece Campbell, Ciara Copes, Cervone Copes, Jr., Evron Strand, Jr., Brelyn Williams, Brazile Williams, Ricardo Copes, Joshua Williams, Ta’Niyah Askew, Syir Askew, Mekhi Askew, and Cyan Copes; two great, great-grandchildren, Kyla Campbell and Rayla Campbell; one son-in-law, Charles Copes; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.