Mary Satterfield Taylor, age 98, died May 10, 2022 at King’s Grant Retirement Community, Martinsville, VA. She was born in Danville, VA, to Elise Council Satterfield and John Roberts Satterfield.
She attended primary and secondary schools in Danville, graduating from George Washington High School in 1941. She entered the Women’s College of the University of North Carolina, now the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. She took considerable pride in being a “War Class” member whose college years spanned all of World War II. After completing her chemistry degree, she came to Martinsville to work as an analytical chemist for DuPont. For two different periods following her DuPont career, she taught chemistry, biology and general science at Fieldale High School. She was a member of Fieldale Baptist Church, taught Sunday School, was active in the WMU and served on the board of deacons including a term as Board chair. In 1974, she entered Patrick-Henry Community College to study nursing, her life-long dream. She volunteered at the Red Cross and at King’s Grant.
She married Robert Lawrence Taylor in 1948. They were married for 49 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her only brother, John R. Satterfield, Jr. She is survived by her son, Dr. Robert L. Taylor, Jr. and his wife, Jane of Morgantown, WV., She is also survived by granddaughters Rachel Mary Taylor, her husband, David of New York City; Rebecca Jane Taylor, her fiancée, Joseph Helmick of Orlando, FL as well as three nephews and one niece.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. June 11, 2022 at Collins-McKee-Stone in Martinsville. The family will receive friends and relatives beginning at noon. Interment will follow at Roselawn Burial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Fieldale Baptist Church, P. O. Box 98, Fieldale, VA 24089.
Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Home-Martinsville, VA
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