Joyce Gulledge Taylor

Profile Updated: March 11, 2018
Residing In: Tampa, FL USA
Spouse/Partner: William (Tom) (Deceased September, 2014)
Occupation: Homemaker. Still with Manpower Staffing and working at Avalon Healthcare Solutions in Tampa.
Children: Sara, born 1977
Sondra, born 1981
Matthew, born 1991


Grandchildren: 6
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Met my current husband (Tom) in Miami while working as a medical transcriber for Peninsular Testing Corp. He was a mechanic at a gas station next door to where I worked. He decided he did not want to be a "grease monkey" anymore and wanted to pursue an Electrical Engineering degree at Purdue University in Indiana.

He took me to Indiana in the summer of 1974 to meet his family. We got married that November. We moved to Indiana in December of 1975 (first time I saw snow) and lived there for 6 years. He graduated Cum Laude with a BSEE and MSEE and started one semester towards a Ph.D. I also worked at Purdue University starting as a clerk/typist and then worked my way up to Department Head Secretary in the School of Industrial Engr. Both daughters were born in Indiana. We then moved back to Florida in 1982 to be near his family (and also mine). Matthew was born in Tampa.

Have been blessed with three children and six grandchildren.

My twin sister, Janice, lived in Tampa for awhile before she decided to move to South Carolina. Miss her a lot but we keep in touch.

Unfortunately, my husband (Tom) of 40 years passed away on September 25, 2014, at home, after a courageous battle (7 months) with pancreatic cancer. He was on clinical trials at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, but unfortunately the chemotherapy wasn't successful. He is terribly missed.

I am so thankful that Tom was able to see his latest grandchild before his passing. I am also thankful for my family who live here in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.

I will definitely miss going to the Daytona 500 speed weeks that Tom and I have been attending continuously from 2008 until 2013. I will get there again one day. Never get tired of Nascar.

School Story:

Really loved those football games and our school band was the greatest!!!

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Taylor family group shot in April of 2014. Standing next to me is former brother-in-law, Phillip Caudill, who came to visit Tom from Seymour, Indiana just before Tom started chemotherapy.
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My hubby, Tom, in July of 2014 holding Zachary (one month old) and our other grandson, Aidan. This pic taken two months before Tom passed.
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Zachary Taylor being goofy on his 2nd birthday
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Daughter, Sara, with son Zachary on Halloween 2015
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Taylor family group shot in April of 2014. Standing next to me is former brother-in-law, Phillip Caudill, who came to visit Tom from Seymour, Indiana just before Tom started chemotherapy.
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My hubby, Tom, in July of 2014 holding Zachary (one month old) and our other grandson, Aidan. This pic taken two months before Tom passed.
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Zachary Taylor being goofy on his 2nd birthday
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Daughter, Sara, with son Zachary on Halloween 2015
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Zachary Taylor, Age 1
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Posted: Mar 08, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Me and son, Matt, during Labor Day weekend 2008 in Englewood, FL.
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Labor Day weekend 2008 group shot at dinner on Saturday night.
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Labor Day weekend 2008 in Englewood, FL. I took this shot from the beach on Sunday while Hurricane Gustav was 300 miles away. Had to use my zoom lens for this one. Notice that Matt is inside the wave that is breaking. Matt is 6'1" and the wave is about 2-3ft above his head. They are both standing at this point, so it gives you an idea of how deep it was. Really scary out there. The undertow was pretty fierce and rough while trying to swim. After I got pulled under a couple of times and didn't know where the surface was, I said I was done and eventually reached the shore. I can't believe my husband and Matt stayed out in that for over an hour. Miracle they didn't get pulled out to sea.
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Son Matt Labor Day weekend 2008 Englewood, FL