Magdelina Elizabeth Taylor, 70, on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Leesburg, VA. Mrs. Taylor was born May 20, 1943, in Thorpe, WV, to the late Henry L. and Ella Mae Hayes Phillips. Her husband, Harold Taylor predeceased her in 2003.
Over the years she lived in Bluefield, WV, Charles Town, WV, Manassas, VA, and Salem, VA. Mrs. Taylor retired from the IRS after many years of service. She was a member of Kingdom Life Cathedral in Charlestown, WV, and while living in Manassas and Salem she was active with the senior centers. Mrs. Taylor enjoyed cooking and helping others but above all she loved her church and family.
Mrs. Taylor is survived by her beloved four children: William N. Gatewood (Sonya), Joseph S. Gatewood, Calvin A. Cunningham (Trina), Trina P. Burns (Anthony); five siblings: Virginia Aaron (Dan), Tasleem Al-Mu-Minah, Isa Abdul-Ghaffar (Alta), Bishop, Jerry Phillips (Vanessa), Rev. Jacob Phillips (Rev. Charlene); five grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at the Loudoun Funeral Chapel, 158 Catoctin Circle SE, in Leesburg. Interment will be private at a later date.
In lieu of flowers. memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter Office, 6350 Center Drive, Suite 102, Norfolk, VA 23502
Online condolences may be made at www.LoudounFuneralChapel.com.