Novella Taylor

October 15, 1934 - July 26, 2009
Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services
1119 Washington Avenue
MONACA, PA 15061
Tuesday 7/28
Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services
1119 Washington Avenue
MONACA, PA 15061
Tuesday 7/28

Novella \”Rusty\” Taylor, 74, of Monaca, passed away Sunday morning, July 26, 2009, at Providence Care Center, Beaver Falls, with her family at her side. Born Oct. 15, 1934, in Blairsville, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Helen (Hetrick) Taylor. An independent and self-sufficient lady with eight children to raise, Rusty workedContinue Reading

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Christina Brown left a message on November 30, -0001:
There's this special woman, she's always on my mind. All the good times we use to have, Are so far left behind. I wish she'd come back, I wish she'd come to stay. She left this world forever, and went so far away. Now that she's gone, I will remember her everyday. The very last thing she said to me was, "I'm o.k.". When she was here I could not help but cry, for I knew in a short time she would die. I tried my best to keep her here, Oh, just to have another year. I know she's watching over me, that I do believe. I know I'll be with her someday, for it will be my time to leave. I love you, Gram! Always and Forever!
Bonnie Malsch (Jones) left a message on November 30, -0001:
We Love You Mom Today we remember our mother, and all she has done for us, her children. She had nine children that she loved dearly. A daughter that left us too young in life. A quiet but very musically gifted son. He is always reserved and gentle. A daughter who is calm and collective. She is organized, reliable, and responsible. A generous daughter who would open her door and her wallet to all whom asked of her. A daughter, who has a heart full of joy, always smiling at the littlest of things. She looks at everything as a child, just as God wants us to be. A daughter with such a caring, kind heart, that it overflows. It is even heard through her words. A multi talented son so gifted with his hands. He can not only build and fix things, but play music as well. A son who is grateful and sympathetic. He is compassionate and always sees the good in people. A daughter that is committed to her family. She loves the Lord, is faithful and forgiving. These are her accomplishments. These are the eight blessings she has left behind. Through all of life’s struggles, we always knew that we could count on mom. She was always there for us, even as adults. She taught us all to be hard workers, never give in, and to enjoy life. We all remember the days when her birthday gift was a trip to a Japanese restaurant. The food was so good that she wanted to take the Japanese cook, home. Or the time she worked so hard, to provide a long winter coat, for one of her daughters. And memories of a wonderful, soft, gentle kiss on the cheek, as she was leaving for work. Or the child that held on to the hem of her skirt, never wanting to let go. She was like an angel, risking injury to herself to save her youngest son from harm. Mom was always there to provide and care for us and our children. There was a time that she ran out at midnight to buy cake mix for one of her son’s birthdays. I always laugh when I think of the time at Busch Gardens, when the seagulls were swooning down over our heads and she was trying to chase them away. We all remember her making dresses for her daughters and their dolls. And making dresses and furniture for our daughters’ dolls. These memories are humorous and happy, and we thank you, mom, for them all. We know that your new home can not be compared to anything here on earth. Jesus said " he who believes in me will live, even though he dies, and whoever lives and believes in me will never die." In the book of Revelation it is written "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord." We can rest assured because mom died knowing the Lord. We can take comfort in the promises God has given us in His Word. Jesus said to the disciples "Don’t be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. There are many rooms in my Father’s house, and I am going to prepare a place for you. If it were not so, I would have told you. When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am." One final passage that I feel is appropriate considering mom’s final days. " And God shall wipe away their tears. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain for the old world and its evils are gone forever." BROKEN CHAIN "Little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide, and though we cannot see you, you are always by our side. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again." PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father, we thank you for this time and place where we can come to honor our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. We are grateful for the life of Novella Gertrude Taylor and for the influence and wonderful memories that she has left for us. We thank you that you love and care for us. We are thankful for all that are here today and we ask a special blessing for those that could not be with us. We are grateful for those who have so faithfully; kindly and patiently attended her needs over the years and especially in the last year of her life. We thank you for the time we had with our mother. We all know she did the best she could with what she had. Help us, Father, to always love one another and stay close as a family. We ask you to send your Holy Spirit, the Comforter, to all of us in this time of sorrow. Help those that are grieving for our mother to rely on your tender mercy and fatherly love for all your children. May your Holy Spirit constantly inspire and strengthen us. May we all receive your grace abundantly in this earthly life, and may we look forward to eternal joy in your presence in the life to come. We ask this in Jesus name. Amen. WE LOVE YOU MOM.
Seana left a message on March 14, 2016:
Miss you and love you a lot great grama!
Tillie Jones left a message on August 25, 2009:
Its been a month since i held your hand, kissed you and you kissed me back, I loved your little kisses they meant the world to me. I feel so empty and lost. Although your here with me its just not the same, No more kisses and gentle touches, You really were my whole world my best friend and my rock. Our separation is just temporary, I have to tell myself. One day we will be together again. The bond we had will not let us be kept apart. Love you so much Your loving daughter Tillie
Christina Brown left a message on August 3, 2009:
This is a poem I found and wanted to put on here cuz my gram was definitely "One of a kind". The funny beautiful lady that means so much to me May be gone from the living But with me she will always be Because my memory holds her dearly And my pen recalls her ways And most of all I love her A love that always stays It stays inside my memory And is often on my mind Because a lady like my Gram Is rare and hard to find!
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Cindy left a message on August 1, 2009:
My sweet gram, I have so many memories of you when I was a little girl.. Making ice cream sandwichs with graham crackers mmmm they were the best, root beer floats, peeling potatoes with you in the kitchen on the farm on Thanksgiving and Christmas, You stepping on a snake while mowing the grass.. My playhouse you built right down to the flower planters in front. You took care of me when I had the chicken pox, I remember you made me take an oatmeal bath and caked it in my hair.. I love you Gram and I'm going to miss you.. I regret the last ten years that we've grown apart but, that would never change how much you mean to me.. and Jahnaiya has grown to love you so much she misses you to Gram. I'll never forget the time we shared together it is great memories of my childhood. Love you forever. RIP (my gramps)
ruthie left a message on August 1, 2009:
i will miss you aunt novella and all the good times i spent with you when i was a little kid love ruthie b
Deborah (Daughter) left a message on July 30, 2009:
A POEM FOR MY BEAUTIFUL MOM, Your Mother Is Always With You Your mother is always with you... She's the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street. She's the smell of bleach in your freshly laundered socks. She's the cool hand on your brow when you're not well. Your mother lives inside your laughter. She's crystallized in every tear drop... She's the place you came from, your first home.. She's the map you follow with every step that you take. She's your first love and your first heart break....and nothing on earth can separate you. Not time, Not space... Not even death.... will ever separate you from your mother.... You carry her inside of you.... I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, YOU WILL BE ALWAYS WITH ME! DEBORAH
April Downey left a message on July 29, 2009:
So sorry for your loss! There will never be another Grandma Novella! My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Levi will sure miss his grandma! With love, April
Linda Foley left a message on July 27, 2009:
Ms. Taylor will be busy in heaven feeding the birds and enjoying God's sunshine, just a few of the things I recall her doing .I found it a joy knowing her and her family. Her smile as she would wave to a friend and her cover of the outdoor scene had to be near her to keep her warm. We will miss you but will see you some day. May God heal your pain in this time of your loss of your loved one. Linda Foley
ruthie e biauce left a message on July 27, 2009:
i am sorry for your loss to the whole family may god take care of you: god seen her suffering and in pain and said come with me and be free. i can rember when i was little and stayed with you and got my way :and yes i will miss you dearly: because you do have a big hart:but you will always be rembered and in my hart forever love ruthie
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