Lucy M Taylor, 94, “The Cake Lady”, went peacefully home to be with her Savior on November 17, 2022, at Regency Assisted Living Memory Care Center, surrounded by loved ones.
Lucy was born on August 19, 1928 in Alabama, but after first moving to Fallbrook in the 1960s, she called Fallbrook home and never wanted to leave.
After the death of her son Glenn in 1983, Lucy felt called by the Lord to serve her community by helping others struggling with the loss of a loved one. This began her long service career as a volunteer Assistant Member of Fallbrook Hospital. Many will remember her as the pink lady who would walk the aisles singing her favorite gospel songs and smiling at everyone she met.
She then became the volunteer Chaplain serving hospitals in Fallbrook and Temecula, assisted living facilities at Fallbrook Skilled Nursing and Regency and Silvergate, as well as volunteering her time as a Courier Service driver who provides transportation to residents who need assistance getting to and from their health care related services. equipment. In 2010, Lucy received the Fallbrook Health Care District’s Healthcare Hero Award.
Lucy dedicated her life to serving others. Whether it was buying groceries, taking a walk, simply stopping to pray for someone, or baking a cake to deliver to your favorite departments in the hospital (which were all departments), you felt it was your God-given duty to be of service to anyone and everyone. everyone he met. You would rarely find Lucy just sitting there, she didn’t know how.
After Fallbrook Hospital closed in 2014, Lucy felt she had to find another way to serve her community. This started her daily routine of baking 4-6 cupcakes every morning and delivering them to various businesses around town. She knew who liked what flavor and she made sure to keep them on a schedule.
In 2018, Lucy became seriously ill, and soon after, her family discovered that she had dementia. Little by little Lucy began to lose the ability to do the things she loved; her reading her bible every morning and baking her cakes for her friends, but this still didn’t make her sit up. Regency staff will remember her as the resident who was constantly walking the halls, even at night. She kept them on their toes.
Lucy was preceded in death by her son, David Glenn Taylor; her daughter Sherry Taylor and her 64-year-old love, James H. Taylor.
Lucy is survived by her children: Miriam Bolding, Randy (Donna) Taylor, James C. Taylor, Terry (Bob) Neuzil, Steve (Honey) Taylor, Raymond Taylor, Paul Taylor, and Stacy (Carlos) Adame; 22 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and seventeen (17) great great grandchildren.
No matter what position you saw or met Lucy in, one thing was for sure, she served and loved people just as much as she served and loved her Lord. Her light and legacy will live on through all those she touched.
“Well done, good and faithful servant.”
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at Crossway Community Church, 731 S. Stage Coach Lane, Fallbrook. Display from 12 to 13 hours, service at 13 hours