Rose Mary Taylor passed away peacefully on January 31, 2015. She was born on April 18, 1937 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  She was the 5th child of fourteen born to the late Catherine and Marks Sullivan.

Rose graduated from Walter L. Cohen High School before moving to Sacramento, California to help her sister Victoria with her two babies. While in Sacramento, Rose met the love of her life, Lawrence Taylor, brother-in-law of Victoria and they later married in 1959 and began their own family. Rose loved her family, the mother of three children, Lawrence Jr., Glenn and Nicol, she was very involved in their activities, which kept her busy and on the go with sporting and cheerleading events.

Rose retired from the County of Sacramento as a Social Worker after 25 years of dedicated service. She had a heart for helping others in need. Besides touching the lives of her clients at the workplace, she also followed suit in her personal life. She had many friends and family who would call upon her for advice and help and she was ALWAYS available to listen and share her views. She was our own “Ask Ms. Abby”.

Rose Mary accepted the Lord at an early age and became a member of St. Paul’s Baptist Church, in Sacramento, CA where she served faithfully as an usher and sang in the choir until her health did not permit. She loved the Lord and especially during her later years she would speak about the Lord and His goodness and encourage the family to reinstate the Friday night bible study.

Rose was a fashionista. She loved dressing up and she would design and create her own one-of-a-kind styles. She even dabbled in a little modeling. She loved to travel, taking many memorable trips with her family and friends. She enjoyed watching game shows, dancing, playing bingo and shopping at thrift stores and garage sales, where she had an eye for finding treasures in the midst of lots of junk.

Rose Mary was a doting grandmother to her two grandsons, Jalen and Trey. Her grandsons were always around and shared many moments that will always be remembered.

Rose leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Lawrence Sr. of Sacramento, CA; three children, Lawrence Jr., Glenn and Nicol Taylor of Sacramento, CA; siblings Arthemise Smith, Roberta Ross and John L. Sullivan (Darnetta) of New Orleans, LA, Shirley Collins and Brad Sullivan of Houston,TX, Henry Sullivan (Cora) of Las Vegas, NV; and Linda Taylor of Sacramento, CA. She also leaves to cherish her memory 2 grandchildren, Jalen Parker and Trey Smith and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. 

Rose Mary was an incredible woman, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and aunt. We will always cherish her memory and miss her deeply.

In lieu of flowers, donations are welcomed at: The Rose Mary Taylor Memorial Fund



Services: on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 10 a.m., at  Capital Christian Center,  9470 Micron Way., Sacramento, CA. Interment: Sacramento Memorial Lawn