Norman Edward Taylor

Norman Edward Taylor

Norman Edward Taylor passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 13, 2023. He was cared for by his family, friends, Premier Assisted Living, and Community Hospice. He is survived by his beloved wife Margaret, his four children; Louise (Wayne), Khanada, Christopher, and Annette, his brother Robert (Shirley), his grandchildren; Wayne (Bonnie) and Troy, and his greatgrandchildren; Noah, Aspyn and Logan (Race)
NORMAN EDWARD TAYLOR
Norman had a full and extremely interesting life. At the young age of only fourteen he got a job as assistant undertaker/embalmer and has some wild stories from those days. Later he joined the Navy and traveled the Pacific and became a proud Tin Can Sailor. Afterwards, he joined the Coast Guard and the Jacksonville Fire Department where he served for many years.
A great cook, Normal always loved cooking, creating his own special recipes. He loved sharing them with anyone he could. His favorites were: Corned Beef and Cabbage and Collard Greens and Mashed Potatoes. We have his recipes if anyone is interested, please let us know. He also loved music. His favorites, John Philips Sousa, Glenn Miller, Gilbert and Sullivan, Polka, Marches, and the Boogie, which he played effortlessly and with great enthusiasm on the piano every chance he got, and we all loved it!!
Always active and eager to keep busy, Norman loved to tinker in his shop. He fixed things, made things, and would do anything for friends and family without any hesitation. He was an expert at dad jokes and always creating his own jokes, nicknames, and downright silliness, which made everyone laugh. He made friends everywhere he went and was adored by all.
Please share your thoughts and memories below. We would also appreciate any donations in his honor to be made to Community Hospice.
Memorial services and Graveside dedication with honors, will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, June 23rd at Evergreen Cemetery, 4535 Main Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32206. A brief visitation will start at 10:00 am in the Evergreen Funeral Home Chapel, located at the base of the bell tower on the Evergreen Cemetery grounds. Memorial services will follow, then will conclude with Graveside dedication and honors Evergreen Funeral Home is honored to be in service to the Taylor family – (904) 353-3649.

4 Comments

  • Khanada Taylor Posted June 20, 2023 7:11 am

    My dear daddy, I will miss you so much. I will love you and follow your example for the rest of my life. ❤️

  • Ruth Davis Hays Posted June 20, 2023 11:55 pm

    I met Norman’s daughter, Khanada, in 1981 and spent many a night with the Taylor’s. They are my second family and I love them all beyond words. My memories of Norman are filled with happiness as he was always quick with a smile, a joke, music, and dedication to his family. Every time I crave corned beef and cabbage, I think of him and smile. I don’t think that will ever change. At least, I hope not. R.I.P., Mr. Taylor. You have served your loved ones and this world well. Rest in Love.

  • Andrea womeldorf Posted June 22, 2023 8:13 pm

    Khanada was my first friend when I moved to Middleburg in 1978, her dad, Mr Taylor, pulled up in his yard with an mail truck that said “U.S. Male” . He was such a unique and funny character, I will always remember him as the kind man he was. Rip Mr Taylor

  • Brandon J Tolman Posted February 2, 2024 12:49 am

    Norman moved into our neighborhood when I was a young boy.
    I always wanted to go visit and hang out at the Taylor house.
    Norman would enthrall my young mind with awesome stories from his days in the Navy and Coast Guard. I regret not looking him up sooner, as I wish I could have re-united and expressed my gratitude for all the wonderful memories. Sending Love and peace to the Taylor family, I hope you are all well!
    Warmest Regards,
    Brandon, from Glenmoore Village.

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