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Joanna Taylor

November 24, 1927 — January 23, 2023


Joanna Taylor


Joanna Taylor born on November 24, 1927, transitioned on January 23, 2023. She lived a full and rewarding life. Her joy was to be found at any bowling facility, where she was a true competitor in the sport. She also loved to sit and enjoy the company of her sisters and reminisce of the times they grew up in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Joanna, known to her family as” Aunt Jo”, was the youngest of six children, all girls who were strong and determined women.

Aunt Jo would travel throughout the Northeast competing in bowling tournaments and always had her customized bowling balls on hand. Don’t dare ask her to use any of the balls at the alley, she would tell you that her bowling balls were her special weapon to defeat and win tournaments.

She loved to travel to Connecticut many times a year to visit her sister Magdalene who was known to family as “Maggie”. She would stay for days to just relax and enjoy her time with family. Maggie’s sons appreciated when Aunt Jo came to visit, because her sister would prepare home cooked food from sunup to sun down. Aunt Jo would travel with her husband Roy who also praised Maggie’s cooking an

When Aunt Jo was not in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, you could find her visiting her sister Dorothy with the rest of her sisters. They would get together and laugh hours reminiscing of the good times.  No matter how much laughter was involved there was always a moment of reflection on how good God had been. It was such a joy to see them sing, cook and share stories of how they all ended up together as a strong sisterhood. They loved the Lord and once they started harmonizing church songs, you had a concert of great singers gathered in Dorothy’s kitchen, who also was referred to as “Auntie”. Those sisters could sing, and they would get their nephew Ted to get his tape recorder to record them singing together.

Aunt Jo will truly be missed as she was the last one of that generation of strong God-fearing woman who helped to raise many nephews and nieces who were all instructed to stay close together and to keep God in the forefront of their lives.

She was predeceased by her husband, Roy Taylor and five sisters: Edna Spellman, Magdelene B. Hall, Dorothy Wagner, Virginia Howard and Marthalene Howe.

Joanna Taylor leaves to cherish her memories many nieces and nephews of three generations who all had so much to say about how great of an aunt she was.

The sisters are all together again and they have left a legacy to cherish and carry on the good foundation that was laid for all of us to follow.

We will miss you Aunt Jo and we thank God for sharing you with us for 96 years!


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