Maisie Marie (Taylor) Collins, 92 years of age, was born December 24, 1928 in Snow Hill, Maryland. She peacefully departed this earthly life on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Tidal Health in Salisbury, Maryland surrounded by her family.
She was the second youngest of fifteen children born to the late William Edward and Mary Elizabeth Taylor. At the time of her death, she was the last surviving child of said union.
Maisie was a faithful member of St. James A.M.E. Church (Taylor’s Gate) near Snow Hill. She was proud of her membership at “her family’s church; where she served as a Missionary, a Stewardess and a member of the Treasury Board.
Affectionately referred to by some as Mom, Mom-Mom, Cuz, Auntie, and even “Skinny” from back in her earlier years, Maisie possessed a sweet demeanor and a warm and loving smile. She loved to spend time with her family and was always happy to celebrate our Annual Taylor Family reunions every second weekend in August. She loved to cook and travel. Maisie enjoyed dominoes and card games. In her earlier years, she enjoyed working in her garden.
She leaves to cherish precious memories five sons: Larry Taylor of Bear, Delaware, Donald (Jackie) Sturgis, Ronnie (Mable) Sturgis, Reece (Crystal) Sturgis, all of Wilmington, Delaware, and Benjamin (Sandra) Sturgis of Pooler, Georgia; 39 grandchildren, 79 great-grandchildren, 39 great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and extended relatives and friends.
Besides her parents: William Edward and Mary Elizabeth Taylor; husband: Andrew Collins; her sons: Andrew “Pete” Taylor, William Sturgis and Jesse Sturgis; her siblings: Edwin, Nettie Corbin, Ida Mason, George Henry Taylor, Charles Taylor, Marion Taylor, Blanche Palmer, Ella Mae Purnell, Elizabeth Fisher, Carrie Bratten, Edmond Taylor, James Taylor, Dorothy Wharton and Curtis Taylor, all preceded her in death.
“Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates.” Proverbs 31:31
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