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Helen Lee Johnson

December 18, 1934 ~ October 28, 2020

Services will be held: November 1, 2020

Naomi Jeanette Hord Thornton

April 12, 1932 ~ October 28, 2020

Services will be held: Private

Allyson Nicole Puskar

September 20, 1980 ~ October 25, 2020

Services will be held: November 7, 2020

Vara Hayes Fish

September 22, 1930 ~ October 27, 2020

Services will be held: October 30, 2020

Wayne Beale Lewter, Sr.

July 20, 1939 ~ October 27, 2020

Services will be held: October 31, 2020

Justin Tyler White

November 09, 1990 ~ October 22. 2020

Services will be held: November 8, 2020

Madge Lorraine Conis Creasy

Dec. 2, 1922 ~ Oct. 25, 2020

Services will be held:

Bonifacio Diego Gomez

June 5, 1974 ~ October 24, 2020

Services will be held: October 28, 2020

Lisa Penny Taylor



June 30, 1951 ~ September 15, 2020

Lisa Penny Taylor, a bright light, burned out too soon. She departed from her physical life on September 15 after a brave twelve-year battle with breast cancer. She was a warrior. Lisa was born on June 30, 1951 to the late James L Penny and Marcelene Penny Ogburn. She attended Broughton High school and graduated from St. Mary’s High school in 1969. She attended NCSU in the newly formed Computer Science Curriculum and graduated in 1973. Her programming career began at Planter’s National Bank in Rocky Mount, N.C and then to Burroughs Welcome (now Glaxo Smith-Kline). She retired in 2006. Lisa is survived by her husband of 45 years, Jake Taylor, son Jeff Taylor and his wife Lindsey Bledsoe Taylor, a son Brant Taylor and companion Sara Cayatte. Lisa has two grandsons Grayson and Bodie and one granddaughter Lilly. Lisa is also survived by her sister Linda Penny Smith. In lieu of flowers, her wishes were for donations to be made to Chris Perri GoFundMe https://www.gofundme.com/f/chris-perri-leukemia-support who has two young kids and is currently battling Leukemia. Susan B Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer or Jimmy V Foundation are other alternatives.

Lisa said before her passing for her loved ones to look for her and remember her in rainbows.
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  1. Don Edwards

    The Edwards family is very sad. Lisa was a great friend. Always upbeat and happy. We talked about computer problems numerous times. She will be missed.
    Don Edwards

  2. Thelma Medlin

    Jake and family, so sorry to hear of Lisa’s death. She always had the most outgoing personality….with a beautiful smile on her face!!! I’v kept up with her and have prayed constantly for her and all of you. God be with you during this time! Love, Thelma (Dookie)

  3. Rita Schabel

    In the almost 30 years that I was privileged to know Lisa she was my mentor, advisor, shoulder-to-lean on and a dear dear friend. Her unfailing positivity and zest for life comforted and and supported all who knew her. I will miss her more than I can ever adequately express. Her last message to me “Remember me in rainbows 🌈 ” is true Lisa!
    Thank you Lisa for being my friend.
    My deepest condolences to Jake, Linda, and other members of the Taylor family – she was a jewel

  4. Eric Thomas

    I have known Lisa since the late 1970’s when she was working at Burroughs Wellcome and I had not yet started working there. I am so very sad to hear of her passing. Lisa was a remarkable woman and I count myself extremely lucky for having known her. The world is just that much poorer with her absence. My heart goes out to Jake, the boys, and the rest of her family in this terrible time.

  5. Virginia (Ginny) W Thomas

    I was lucky to be one of Lisa’s employees at BW/GW/GSK . She was always there for me for every high or low, very supportive in every way at a time that was an adventure for us all. So sad Jake and family that you and Lisa all had to go through this.

  6. Virginia (Ginny) W Thomas

    How lucky I was to have known Lisa and worked for her at Burroughs Wellcome/Glaxo Wellcome. She was a pleasure to work for and so supportive. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.

  7. Tim Kvanvig

    My condolences to Jake and family. Lisa and I worked together for a couple decades and she alway cared about doing every job well but especially cared about the people she worked with. I will always smile when I remember her willingness to share her experience and advice about home projects, kids, parents, and even how many reading glasses she needed. Lisa was a wonderful person and we will miss her.

  8. Joy and Jeff King

    Jeff and I were so very fortunate and blessed to work with Lisa for 10 years. Her bright and joyful spirit was always evident. If ever you needed a pick-me-up, a positive outlook or just a little hug, Lisa was your go-to person. Jake, it was great meeting you and seeing the love you two shared! Our deepest condolences to you and your precious family. She will not be forgotten and we’ll rejoice with her again one day! Love and prayers. 🙏❣🌈

  9. Randy and Kellie Hamilton

    We remember Lisa fondly. She was a great friend and colleague to both of us. Our deepest sympathy to the family

  10. Becky Michaels

    Our sympathy and condolences go out to Jake, Jeff , Brant and the Taylor family. Lisa was a warm and welcoming light. We have fond memories of her growing up in Raleigh and our shared times raising our children.
    Becky and Jack Michaels

  11. Ralph E Hester

    Jake, Jeff and Brant,
    I knew Lisa from the computer programming staff at Planters National Bank; I was leaving the bank’s programming staff at the same time Lisa was joining the staff; however, I remember meeting her a few times as I returned for lunch/meals with the programming staff. Lisa was always very cheerful and fun to be around; her smile and laughter were contagious. My heart goes out to all of you during this difficult time. I will remember her in the rainbows, and keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Ralph Hester

  12. Martin Tyson

    I worked with Lisa in the IT organization for many years at Burroughs Wellcome. Once during a discussion about teams and team members someone said, “If you can’t work with Lisa, you can’t work with anyone.” They were right.

    On another occasion, after Lisa had told about compliments paid to her sons, she said, with a laugh and obvious enthusiasm, “I LIKE people who like my boys!”

  13. Mary Brewer Regan

    Linda,
    I remember what good friends you and Lisa were to my brother Steve “Crow” in those happy-go-lucky days at White Lake and slightly more serious ones here in Raleigh. I’m so sorry you and Jake and the children lost her this soon.
    Mary Brewer Regan

  14. Tim Kvanvig

    My condolences to Jake and family. Lisa and I worked together for a couple decades and she always cared about doing every job well but especially cared about the people she worked with. I will always smile when I remember her willingness to share her experience and advice about home projects, kids, parents, and even how many reading glasses she needed. Lisa was a wonderful person and we will miss her.

  15. John and Judy Carroll

    Jake, Judy and I are so sad and sorry to have heard of Lisa’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. To this day I often think of our time working together at Planter’s Bank in Rocky Mount. She had just graduated and starting out her computer career when she first joined our work family. She was a great co-worker and friend.
    John and Judy Carroll

  16. Duane M. Dragan

    Lisa gave my my 1st managerial job at GlaxoWellcome. She was always so supportive of me and truly a wonderful manager and most importantly, a wonderful person. I’ll be looking for Lisa in the rainbows. Rest in peace and God Bless.

  17. Bill Almand

    I worked with Lisa at Glaxo Wellcome. She was always the positive spirit even in the most stressful times. She was a great leader, mentor and a joy to work with. My condolences to the family. I’ll remember her when I see a rainbow from now on.

  18. Tom Duke

    Lisa was a warrior.

    From the moment Lisa came on-board into Scientific Computing, we were stronger.

    Lisa was smart, she was fun & had a distinctive sense of humor. Lisa had a great personality, engaging and true but was nobody’s fool.

    Before diversity – Lisa lived when excellence ruled and she delivered big time & encouraged many.

    Determined and unflappable, Lisa excelled not alone but with dedicated teams she collected & built as her “family”. Together we were stronger.

    And with all her special interpersonal skills & selflessness, she was integral in saving lives.

    We lost a special person – she lives within each of us – Rest In Peace Lisa…

  19. Tim Kvanvig

    My condolences to Jake and family. Lisa and I worked together for a couple decades and she always cared about doing every job well but especially cared about the people she worked with. I will always smile when I remember her willingness to share her experience and advice about home projects, kids, parents, and even how many reading glasses she needed. Lisa was a wonderful person and we will miss her.

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