February 5, 1938 ~ January 11, 2008

Born in: Buncombe County, NC,
Resided in: Candler, NC

BILLIE ANN TAYLOR Billie Ann Williams Taylor, 69, of 3 Carriage Lane, Candler, went to be with the angels she loved so much on Friday evening, January 11, 2008. Billie went peacefully at the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center following a decade of constant health challenges. Many thanks to Hospice for the loving and wonderful care given to her. A native of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late James Frank and Alice Jones Williams. Billie was a former dental assistant for Dr. James H. Maddox and worked with her husband, Wayne, who owns and operates Moss Body Shop. She was a 1956 graduate of Enka High School and a member of West Asheville Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Wayne Ray Taylor; her son, Terrance Ray Taylor; two sisters, Carlene Blankenship and Denise Reynolds, all of Candler; special niece, Kim Williams and great-nephew, Tayler Williams, both of the home and an extended family that will all miss her dearly. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Reverend Johnny Tiller officiating. Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Mausoleum with Doug Williams, James Williams, Justin Correll, Michael Correll, Tim Harris, Samuel Waites and Curtis Wright serving as pall bearers. Her family will receive friends from 7:00-8:30 pm Monday at the funeral home.

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  1. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. ~Unknown

    To adequately express the loss and sorrow when someone passes would require an understanding of the relationship shared with that person. Michael and I feel blessed to have shared our daughter with Billie Ann and Wayne. Billie Ann and Elyse formed a bond that reflects relationships between best friends, a parental bond, and grandparent. Elyse was the daughter that Billie Ann never had. Elyse felt privileged to be with Billie Ann during final moments. She really loved Billie Ann and provided wonderful care for her. It is true that the impressions we leave on others allows our spirit to live on when we are gone. We will see Billie Ann’s refection live on through all the memories made with her loved ones.

    The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God. ~Quoted in The Angels’ Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

    Our Deepest Love.
    Michael and Allison

  2. My deepest sympathies to Billie Ann’s family. I remember her as a vivacious, beautiful majorette at Enka High School. God bless each of you in your time of sorrow.
    Kathy Sanford Petrucell
    EHS Class of 1959

  3. What God Hath Promised

    God hath not promised
    Skies always blue,
    Flower-strewn pathways
    All our lives through;
    God hath not promised
    Sun without rain,
    Joy without sorrow,
    Peace without pain.

    But God hath promised
    Syrength for the day,
    Rest for the labor
    Light for the way,
    Grace for the trials,
    Help from above,
    Unfailing sympathy,
    Undying love.

    Know that our prayers are with you and your family. Love, DEE

  4. The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. ~Mark Twain

    My Aunt Billie Ann lived a full life. She loved being a majorette in high school. She spoke often of these days. She was among the first dental assistants to graduate here in Asheville. She loved horses, shopping, and movies. She absolutely loved when all her family would visit. We will always remember gathering at her home for a huge traditional Thanksgiving meal. We will miss Billie Ann greatly.

  5. Dear Wayne,
    I am so sorry that I can’t be with you and the family. Jeanette called me and told me about Billie.
    Wayne, I am so deeply sorry, and you have my prayers, and deepest sympathy. I loved Billie,
    and only wish I could be there with all of you. I know that God will watch over you and take care of you, and I know that Billie is happy with him now, and of course all of the angels. I will be praying for you and the Children,
    and please know that my love and
    thoughts are with all of you.

  6. Billie, our good friend & neighbor, had a long and courageous battle with her illness. She is now at peace in Heaven. We would like to extend our warmest, sincere & heart-felt sympathy to Wayne, Terry, Kim & the entire family.

    Roger & Helen Glance.

  7. Wayne and Terry,

    Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you as you have come to the end of Billie Ann’s courageous battle. I am so grateful for the wonderful family Thanksgivings and you always making the Calabrese family part of it. Ronnie and I are grateful for the extended family and feel a great loss in Billie Ann’s passing. We will always cherish and carry her sweet memory with us.

  8. While I never had the priviledge of meeting Billie, I know from one of her care takers, my sister Susan, that Billie was a good person and friend, but also an inspiration to many. As I offer my condolences to my sister for the lose of someone she loved, I wish for the family the same comfort that Susan has in the knowledge that Billie is resting peacfully in the arms of our Lord.


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