In Memory of
Sharon (Sheri) T. Taylor
June 26, 1957 – December 15, 2017
Sheri Taylor passed away peacefully Friday morning after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer. She was born in Lexington, North Carolina to Stan and Louise Tate. A member of the First Baptist Church, she graduated salutatorian of the Lexington High School class of 1975. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received her BS degree in Nursing in May 1979. She then began what became a 38 year career dedicated to caring for newborn babies and their mothers. She served as head nurse of the intensive care nursery at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro before transitioning to her true passion of lactation consulting. She spent the last 20-plus years at Rex Hospital in Raleigh where she is credited as Founder of the Rex Infant Nutrition Program, and in 2015 was recognized as one of the “Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina”. She was loved by all those she served and worked alongside.
She was raised in a loving family with her older brother Jim Tate (He and his wife Debbie and their two children, all live in the Lexington area). In December 1979 she married her college sweetheart, Kenneth, and they would have celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary on December 30th of this year. Together they raised a son and daughter, Benjamin and Jennifer. In 2008 Benjamin married Kelly Harding adding a new daughter to the family. Sheri embraced her role as “Grammy” to her three grandchildren, Elaine (6), Thomas (3) and Simon (1). They were the light of her life and she gave her heart completely to all of them.
The family received friends Monday, December 18 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 East Millbrook Rd, in Raleigh. A memorial service was conducted onTuesday, December 19 at 2:00pm at Grace Community Church, 7041 Old Wake Forest Rd, also in Raleigh. A graveside service for family was held Wednesday at Gaston Memorial Park in Gastonia.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Rex Healthcare Foundation – NICU / Special Care Nursery Fund, which can be found online, at https://rexhealthcarefoundation.com/ or Grace Community Church