Flossie “Flo” Taylor, 91, passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at her daughter’s home in Abingdon, Va.
She was born Flossie Mae Richardson to the late Eula and Stacey Richardson on September 13, 1930. She was a lifelong resident of Lansing, NC except for an earlier span of her life living in Washington D.C.
Growing up in a large family, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, during the Great Depression, shaped her into the resilient lady she became. Although a serious and humble person at heart her lighter side enjoyed a good laugh and her sweet soul was filled with kindness.
Her greatest passion was serving the Lord, which she did faithfully for forty-six years at Apple Grove Baptist Church, until she became a full-time caregiver for her late husband Elwood. She was his angel here on earth.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Eugene Blevins, Jr.; two sisters, Clyde and Ruby; and four brothers, Bobby, Clark, Junior and Hunter Richardson.
She is survived by three daughters, Kay (Fred) Auton of Boomer, NC, Sue (Terry) Hodge of Columbia, Tenn., and Elva (Chris) Lester of Abingdon, Va.; three grandchildren, Angie Shumaker, Ashley White and Matthew Hodge; one great grandson, Noah Shumaker; two great granddaughters, Aspen and Kansas White; four brothers, Bynum and Roy Richardson of Lansing, NC, Otis Richardson of Mountain City, Tenn. and Bruce Richardson of Newburg, MD, and many beloved nieces and nephews.
She will be mourned by her family and friends, as she continues her journey to Heaven, we pray she finds the peace she so deserves.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to her family physician, Dr. William Handy and to Caris Healthcare for their love and support.
A celebration of her life will be hosted at a later date at the Creeper Trail Park in Lansing, NC.
Frost Funeral Home & Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Taylor.