Annaleah Chandler Taylor

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Annaleah Chandler Taylor, 9, of 24 Glencliff Rd., Candler, went home to Jesus Thursday, September 14, 2006 at her home. Ms. Taylor was born in Buncombe Co., and was the daughter of Stan and Carmella Taylor. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sister, Alyssa Taylor (8); her paternal grandparents, Stan and Maribeth Taylor, of Willard, Ohio; her mother's brothers, Vince Sisti and wife Randi, Charlie Sisti and wife June, and Joe Sisti and wife Dale; and her father's sister, Maj. Lynne Bayley (USAF). Annaleah was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Vincent and Emma Jean Sisti, of Dillsboro, NC. Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. with the Pastors Steve Fox, Charlie Sisti, and Jim Dykes officiating. Interment will follow at Pisgah View Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends from 6-8:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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  1. We are so sorry to hear about your daughter. Your family is in our thoughts & prayers. Your friends at Mike’s Heating & Cooling

  2. STAN,



  3. Carmella – I am so sory to hear of your loss. I will greatly miss Annaleah’s smile. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. – Angela

  4. Stan and Carmella,

    We are so sorry to hear about your daughter. If there is anything we can do, please let us know. Our
    prayers are with you all.

    Harolene, Tim and Jason Stepp

  5. Stan, Carmella & family,
    Know that you all are in our thoughts & prayers during this difficult time. May God Bless you.

  6. Stan, Carmella and Family,

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bring all of you strength, love, and peace in this very difficult time.

  7. Stan and Carmella,
    Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Try and remember all of the good times you have had with this little angel. She has touched so many lives. God
    has her now and she is in a much
    better place.

  8. Dear Folks:
    We want you to know we are praying for you and that we love you all. I know your sorrow must be overwhelming at Annaleah’s passing, but I praise God that she is with Jesus – soon to be reunited with us all. God Bless!

  9. May God bless you and your family. Annaleah is in a better place now. You and your family are a witness for everyone. Take care, you have many thoughts and prayers.
    Brian B

  10. We were shocked and very saddened to hear about Annaleah. Just remember that your loss is Annaleah’s gain, because now everything she couldn’t do on Earth she can do in Heaven. Someday on God’s time table there’ll be a great family reunion. You’re in our thoughts & prayers.

  11. Stan, Carmella, and Alyssa,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We will be thinking of you, and praying for you during this time.

  12. Carmella & Family,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you the strength and comfort you need.

  13. hey bro stan and sister carmela sorry for you lost of lil ms.annaleah i know you guyz r really gonna miss her and I hope god blesses u more than ever coz of it coz god knew he was gonna take her home but we dont know when we r gonna to be took home to be with jesus. I LOVE YALL IN JESUS NAME AMEN FROM BROTHER Christopher Owens

  14. We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the Taylor family. It is our prayer that The God of all comfort would be a very present help to you at this time.
    Annaleah touched many lives and so did your love and compassion for her. We at Erwin Hills Baptsit Church will be praying for you!

  15. My daughter attends Estes. She is in the PEP (program). We are new to NC from Florida. I met your daughter just a couple of times, but she touched me deeply. I am sorry that I didn’t get to know her better. The ARMS that are holding her are the same ONES that hold you.
    God Bless you and your family and may you find peace,

  16. I am so sorry for the loss of your little girl. I cannot imagine what you are going through. But you have been in my prayers for two days and I will continue to think and pray for all of you often. May Jesus comfort you as only he can.

  17. You are in our thoughts and prayers! She is perfect and whole now running down the streets of gold!! Love & Prayers,
    The Parhams

  18. 1 Peter 5:7
    we just wanted to let you know we are praying for you. We know that Annaleah couldn’t be happier than she is right now running in Heaven with Jesus.

  19. Carmella, Stan, and Alyssa,

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Annaleah was an especially loved little girl, with her wonderfully sweet smile, and her own special way of seeing your love for her. She touched many lives and will always be remembered.

  20. Stan and Carmella,
    I know you all remember me I am Darlene’s cousin. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I am sure her and Pappaw Riddle are having a good time and waiting anxiously on their family and friends to arrive. God Bless You!

  21. Carmella, Just wanted to let you know that our prayers are with you and your family. Love in Christ, Vickie and Family

  22. Carmella, Stan and family, I will be keeping you all in all my thoughts and Prayers. Annaleah is with God now, and will always be with you as well.May God give you all the strength, courage and Faith you need to get through this difficult time. If there is anything I can do, don’t hesitate to call me.

  23. It has been a year now since our little angel joined that heavenly chorus. She is walking, talking & fully whole as she fellowships with our risen Saviour. Indeed we have learned much of our Lord through Annaleah; patience, trust humility, etc. As we reflect on our lives together; photos & memories, we are certain that she enjoyed life to the fullest. She could smile anytime dispite her physical challenges. Truly, her smile was contageous. We should all pick up on that.
    Thank you Maple Ridge Baptist Church, WKJV Radio, neighbors, Groce Funeral Home, one and everyone for your care, support, encouragement & prayers. Thank God for the Saints.

    I thank my God upon every remembrance of you. (Phil 1:3)

    Pray for us as we embark on this new chapter in the journey of life for we have yet to behold that which Annaleah hast seen; to hold Him who Annaleah hast held and worship Him anew.

    In His Majesty’s Care,

    Stan, Carmella & Alyssa Taylor

  24. Karmella,
    You don’t know me, but I have attended your church a few times. I sat behind you at the baptisim last Sunday.I just want you to know you touched my heart when I saw you rub your daughter’s arm, hold her hand and smooth a stray hair off her face. I thought how lucky she was to have someone love her so much, I could feel the love you have for her. I felt very saddened when my daughter told me of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  25. Dear brother in Christ,
    May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. May his love and peace overflow so that all will know His grace and mercy.
    You are in His arms now sweet child. May the knowledge of that comfort your family.
    God Bless
    Your Aussie sister Jane

  26. Stan and Carmella,
    I was and am so sorry to hear about your loss. I don’t need to remind yall of what Annaleah meant to me.She was my ‘ Bluegrass Sweetheart’.When the music started that smile meant everything and I will never forget how she laughed out loud the night we were playing somethig and I yelled out Aflac and she just cackeled Bless her Darlin little heart she was a courageous little lady.
    Love you both dearly

  27. Stan and Carmella,
    I remember Annaleah from Irene Wortham Center. WE spoke with you at the fire department at the Christmas parties.
    I want you to know our paryers an thoughts are with you. May God give you peace and comfort through this time. One day, you will see her again in Heaven.

    Jane and Greg, Caleb and Caty, Johnny and Angel Metcalf

  28. Stan and family,
    No words can describe the feelings you are going through, but I would like for you to know my prayers are with you during this very difficult time.
    Gwen- General Insurance

  29. Stan and Cammel, So very sorry to hear of the loss of Annaleah, your precious little girl. My heart goes out to you and may God be with you at this time.

  30. Stan and Carmella, So very sorry to hear of the loss of Annaleah, your precious little girl. My heart goes out to you and may God be with you at this time.

  31. We are so sorry to hear about Annaleah. We are keeping you in our prayers and trusting that God will comfort you and show you his love during this time.David

  32. Annaleah is surely running and laughing with all the little children that have gone to heaven so young. Including Kylie, my granddaughter who passed April 1st.
    You’re family is remembered in my prayers.
    God Bless

  33. My prayers are with you. May GOD bless and keep you in his arms and surround you with love during this time of need.

  34. Stan,
    She is in the arms of the Lord and I am glad that I got to see you and your family at the Hominy Valley Singing.
    Tena and Melvin Cagle

  35. We’re so sorry to hear of your loss. If there’s anything we can do, please don’t hesitate to call. Your family is in our thoughts.

  36. Carmella, Stan, and Family,
    We just heard today about Annaleah and wanted you to know how sorry we are. She was blessed with such a wonderful and loving family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  37. Stan & Carmella,
    You are and have been in my prayers. I will continue to pray that the Lord ministers to you everything you need when you need it. I am praying for Alyysa as well. Love Aunt Mary

  38. I probably shouldn,t do this but i don,t think it got the first entry. I know i signed the book but since my online entry was not on here and because i didn,t get to go to her funeral, i wanted to keep tring because i loved that little girl so much and it ripped my heart out when i got the news. You picked out a beutiful casket and the candle was beautiful too. Everthing you did for her that night was beautiful and sweet.

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