Linda Gail (Vance) Taylor

Published 9:33 am Monday, April 27, 2015

2 Corinthians 5: 6-8: “So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.”
Linda Gail (Vance) Taylor was born on June 12, 1947 to Dave and Mae (Brown) Vance. She put up a good fight but her fight here on Earth is over and she went to be home with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Johnson City Medical Center from an extended illness.
Ms. Taylor lived in Carter County most of her life. She was a loving and amazing mother, sister and friend. She was of the Freewill Baptist faith and a retired seamstress from East Tennessee Undergarment.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Brice Cable; a brother, Cecil Vance; and a sister, Pearl (Cable) Hubbard.
Surviving Ms. Taylor is a close and dear friend, Terry Taylor of Hampton; daughter Tonya (Taylor) Osborne and husband Homer of Kingsport; daughter Samantha Vance and fiancé Kyle Fitch of Hampton; sister Rita Taylor and husband Eddy of Elizabethton; sister-in-law, Verna Vance of Johnson City; brother Jay Dee Vance and wife Sharon of Johnson City; brother Danny Vance and wife Margret of Unicoi; brother Bobby Vance and wife Shelby of Johnson City; and sister Sonja Banner of Hampton. Several beloved nieces, nephews and friends also survive.
Funeral services for Ms. Taylor will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ray Stockton officiating. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Kevin Taylor, Donny Davis, David Vance, Eddy Taylor, Donnie Davis and Allen Tolley. Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Taylor, Homer Osborne, Kyle Fitch, Jim Vance, Samuel “Glen” Vance, Waylon “Jody” Vance, Danny Vance Jr., Matthew Vance and friends of the community. The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Special thanks to Dr. Frank Johnson of Johnson City Internal Medicine which cared for Ms. Taylor for many years; her caregiver, Juanita Sheffield from Heavenly Sunshine; the staff of Mountain States Health Alliance Home Health Care; and the nurses from the 2300 wing of Johnson City Medical Center for the wonderful care they gave her during her final days. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website at
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Taylor family.

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