Patricia “Pat” Taylor

Patricia “Pat” Taylor, age 80, passed away suddenly Monday, July 1, 2024, at her home in Yorktown, VA. Pat grew up in Beckley, West Virginia, where she met her future husband, Edward L. Taylor. They moved to Virginia in 1964 and lived there for the remainder of their lives. In 1971, Ed and Pat opened their hearts and home to a baby girl in need, their only child, Sherry. Ed passed away in 1999.

In 2014, Pat married Wallace Stanley Gainer, and they lived happily together until her death.  Stan and Pat made a pact to kiss every night before bed, even if they were arguing. Stan was a loving husband, caring for her right until the end. Her daughter Sherry promised her dad to always look after her mother.  Sherry upheld that promise and went above and beyond to ensure a happy life.

Pat was a hard worker. She worked from the age of 18 and eventually retired from the Newport News Walmart on Jefferson Avenue after 26 years of service. She loved her Walmart family.   

She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Susan Egnor; her husband, Edward L. Taylor; her sisters, Gertie Dotson, JoAnn Smith, Betty Kendrick, Kathleen Goins, and Maud Shiffitt; her brother, Johnny Egnor, and her nephews, Michael Goins and Ricky Kendrick.

Pat leaves behind her second husband, Wallace Stanley Gainer, her daughter Sherry Taylor and her husband, Dr. Aaron Marlow, stepdaughter Betsy McFadden, nephews Rodney Goins, Steve Goins, David Kendrick, Wesley Taylor, Clinton Taylor, Michael Taylor, and her beloved Toy Poodle, Zoey.

The family would like to thank Dr. Elizabeth Cooper of Hidenwood Family Medicine for her many years of caring for Pat.

Friends and family are invited to Peninsula Funeral Home on July 5, 2024.

Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:45, with a chapel service at 12:00 p.m., followed by interment at Peninsula Memorial Park.


  1. Vandana and Apurva Patel

    Our sincerest condolences to the family. We have not met Mrs. Taylor but have been good friends of Sherry and so can definitely say that Mrs. Taylor must be an amazing person to have raised such a remarkable human. Sherry will keep the legacy of this kind hearted ,wonderful person alive. Peace .

  2. Linda Mosco

    Sherry we are so sorry for the loss of your mom. I know how much you loved and cared for her. A devoted daughter you are. May she rest in peace 🙏. It’s been a very tough month for you. I pray you stay strong and remember the good times.

  3. Sue Teubert & Family

    Sherry I am so sad to hear that your Mom has passed away. Love and prayers to you and your family

  4. Al and Nickie

    We are so sorry to hear about your great loss. Please accept our sincere condolences and know that you and family are in our hearts and prayers. Time is a great healer. Life moves on but you will always have memories of your mother

  5. Rummo Family

    Sherry and Aaron, we are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you during this painful time.
    Deepest sympathies from John, Denise, and Jason.

  6. Eleanor and John Marlow

    Sherry: Eleanor and I am so sorry for the deep loss of your mother, who you looked after with meticulous care and concern. You are a truly devoted and caring daughter. You should be proud.

  7. Bill and Monica

    Sherry, so sorry to hear about your mom. I didn’t know her but she sounded like a kind and wonderful person. If there is anything we can do just let us know.

  8. Beverly Creekmore

    I am so sorry for the loss of Pat. She was a dear friend to me and I loved her and Stan so much. I pray for Stan and for her daughter, Sherry, she was so proud of her daughter and spoke of her often. I will always cherish the many phone calls and times spent together. Miss you Pat, love you ❤️

  9. Judy Brensinger

    I am so sorry Stanley and Sherry Pat and I go back along way we loved going to dinner and just laughing and having fun. Oh we had our ups and down but we loved each other. She is going to be miss by me and all her friends at Walmart love you in heaven Pat you are in no more pain god took care of that god has your back you will be missed, rest in peace.

  10. Kathy Whitmore

    I am very sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. I met Pat working at Walmart, she was funny and always made me laugh. She will be missed by many. Sending prayers

  11. Melissa Caver

    I worked with Mrs Pat for many years at the NN Walmart. She talked about her daughter all the time. How sherry dud for her throughout the years. I miss her.

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