Margaret Leigh (Calvert) Taylor was born in Danville, Virginia on October 19, 1930 to William Jebus Calvert and Mary Catherine (Owen) Calvert. She was the fifth of seven children. She had four sisters and two brothers. Margaret lived in Danville until she married her childhood sweetheart, Curtis Bobbie Taylor. Curtis and Margaret were married on December 26, 1950 and soon moved to Pensacola, Florida where Curtis was stationed in the United States Navy. In February of 1951 they moved to East Greenwich, RI when Curtis was transferred to Quonset Point. From that time to the present RI has been their home. On February 24, 1954 a son, Mark Curtis was born to Curtis and Margaret. Soon after on October 8, 1956 a second son, Paul Lee was born. During the children’s early days Margaret was a homemaker and worked part-time at Woolworth’s in East Greenwich and then Hammel and Dalh. In December of 1959 the young couple and two sons moved to 176 Gainesville Drive in Warwick where they have enjoyed 53 years raising their family. Soon after moving to Warwick Margaret went to work at the S&H Green Stamp Redemption Store where she was employed for 18 years. Over the 82 years of her life Margaret enjoyed 62 years of marriage to her one and only love Curtis. She married the boy next door and enjoyed a storybook marriage. During her life she loved to help people. She was a faithful volunteer at the RI Medical Center where she would read to patients who were severely handicapped and without family. She was a strong woman of faith and served many people with her gift of hospitality at the Apponaug Pentecostal Church, North Kingston Assembly of God and the Solid Rock Assembly of God. During her years of retirement Margaret enjoyed spending time with her nine grandchildren. Her family was always the love of her life.
She is survived by her husband Curtis; her brother Wesley Calvert of Stoneville, North Carolina, her sister Francis Owen of Danville, Vir.; her two sons and daughter-in-laws Mark and Anna Taylor of Gurney, Illinois, and Paul and Karen Taylor of Abington, Massachusetts. Her nine grandchildren, Holly (Taylor) Rodriquez and her husband, Robert of El Paso, TX, Megan Taylor of Dorcester, Mass., Cory Taylor of Marshfield, Mass., Kyle Taylor of Abington, Mass., Erin Taylor of Gurney, Ill., Katy Taylor of Elkhart, Indiana, Justin Taylor of Gurney, Ill., Kirsten and Kelsey Taylor of Gurney, Ill. She is also survived by many wonderful friends who have been so gracious and helpful over the years.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 5th at 10 a.m. at Solid Rock Assembly of God, 1753 Phenix Avenue, Cranston followed with interment at Rhode Island Veterans’ Cemetery in Exeter. Calling hours are Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at the church. Information and condolences at carpenterjenks.com.