Erma Thomas Taylor

September 26, 1933 ~ August 7, 2022 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Erma Taylor Obituary

One of the Lord’s most reverent and faithful followers, Erma Thomas Taylor of 153 Sunset Place, Danville, VA, was called to heaven on Sunday, August 7, 2022 after a brief battle with cancer. 

Born September 26, 1933, Erma was the daughter of the late William B. Thomas and the late Nona L. Thomas.  She was married for 58 years to Ossie Lee Taylor, Jr., who passed away 10 years ago.  Erma also had a brother, Emory M. Thomas, who preceded her in death. She is survived by one daughter, Bonnie Taylor Daly, and her husband, Jon, of Winston-Salem, and five grandchildren:  Jon Michael Daly, Jr. and wife, Rachel, of Greensboro, Taylor D. Carruthers and husband, Drew, of Clemmons, Courtney D. Boon and husband, Read, of Cary, Huntington T. Daly and wife, Marissa, of Woodland Hills, CA, and Niland L. Daly and wife, Laura, of Winston-Salem.  She was a beloved “Gigi” to seven great-granddaughters and five great-grandsons.  Other special survivors include Janice Taylor, Jacquie Wyatt, Kenneth Stone and daughter, Kensley, and Keven Stone and wife, Crystal.

Erma retired after 48 years of public work and was a loyal, life-long member of Faith Baptist Church.  She was also an avid animal lover, having rescued several elderly dogs in recent years.  She leaves behind Molly, her sweet canine companion.  Funeral services will be handled by Swicegood-Barker Funeral Home at 2025 North Main Street with a family ceremony in the Danville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel.  There will be no formal visitation.  The family requests in lieu of flowers that you please make memorial donations to the Danville Area Humane Society, Post Office Box 3352, Danville, VA., or a charity of your choice.

Services for Mrs. Taylor will be officiated by Reverend Dwayne Blevins.

Swicegood Funeral Service is respectfully serving the Taylor family. 

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August 9, 2022

Danville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum
510 Church Avenue
Danville, Virginia 24541


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