Wanda Arlene Taylor, 62, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. She was born in Millsboro on July 21, 1956, daughter of the late David Lynwood Taylor and Sarah B. Taylor.
Taylor graduated from Sussex Central High School in 1974 and was certified in child care. She worked at the Georgetown Child Care Center and for many years at Vlasic Foods in Millsboro, before retiring.
To her family, Taylor was known as ‘the black Betty Crocker,’ because she loved to cook and bake. She would be the first to offer food for any celebration, birthdays, holidays, cookouts or just because. (Really, she didn’t need a reason to cook, she just did it.) Her cupboards are full of spices, and cabinets full of pots and pans. She loved feeding the masses.
Taylor did not have any children of her own, but she took care of many nieces and nephews. She loved taking them with her to movie hop (one of her favorite pastimes), to Rehoboth Beach and Cupola Park. She loved to crochet, play board games (especially dominos) and do ceramics. She became the ‘Taylor historian’ and worked diligently on her family tree.
Taylor was preceded in death by her siblings Priscilla Taylor-Snell, Sylvia ‘Jennie’ Santiago and Dwight Taylor, and her great-niece Aliyah Christine Simms. She is survived by her siblings Shirley Conaway of Harrington, Del., Linda Perry and husband, Lawrence, of Chesapeake, Va., Pamela Taylor, Catherine Taylor-Hall, Bertha Taylor of Millsboro, Bruce Taylor and his wife, Heidi, of Georgetown, Robert Taylor and his wife, Anna, of Millsboro, Sebrena Taylor, and Gail Reid and her husband, Linwood, also of Millsboro; her godchildren, Angela Perry of Chesapeake, Va., Crystal Alexander Wilson of Dover, Del., and Ashley Santiago of Millsboro; her special boys, Philip, Terry and Kawan; and very special friends Jennie West, Nellie Alexander, Bonnie Ayres, Karen Tunnell and the staff at the Fresenius.
A visitation and funeral service were to be held March 4, 2019, at Watson Funeral Home, with burial in the Old Field Cemetery, both in Millsboro, Del. Condolences can be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.