Linda Taylor

March 5, 1956 - January 19, 2023

03/05/1956 - 01/19/2023

Past Services

Thursday February 02, 2023
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Funeral Service
Friday February 03, 2023
St. John's Baptist Church
2300 Holland Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
757-427-5309 | Directions

Linda Taylor, 66, passed away January 19, 2023 in Virginia Beach, VA in her home, surrounded by her loved ones.  Linda was born in San Francisco, CA to Earl and Mary (Swinford) Bell on March 5, 1956. 

Linda met the love of her life, James Taylor, when she applied for a job at the Pizza Hut where he was a manager. The pair married on January 21, 1979 and celebrated 43 happy years of marriage. Linda was a homemaker who homeschooled all five of her children. Linda had a passion for reaching children and youth with the good news of the gospel. In her spare time, Linda enjoyed writing poetry and stories to entertain her loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Mary (Swinford) Bell; three sisters, Sandra Northern, Judy Romesburg and Barbara Naughles; and two brothers, James Bell and Richard Bell, Sr.

Linda is survived by her husband James Taylor; five children: Jason Taylor, Sheena Taylor, Shyla Taylor, Joshua Taylor, and Jonathan Taylor; two daughters-in-law: Melinda (Feist) Taylor and Sarah (Fersch) Taylor; and four grandchildren: James Taylor, Jared Taylor, Rebecca Taylor, and Rose Taylor.

The family is asking that everyone wear at least a splash of purple to the visitation and the funeral, in honor of Linda as this was her favorite color. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to Samaritan House by clicking HERE

A visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on February 2, 2023 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5033 Rouse Dr. in Virginia Beach. A church service will be held at 10:00 am on February 3, 2023 at St. John’s Baptist Church, 2300 Holland Road in Virginia Beach. The family will have a private graveside service following the funeral.  You may visit her Tribute page at to share memories and offer condolences to the family.

Altmeyer Funeral Home, Southside Chapel, 5033 Rouse Drive is honored to serve the Taylor family.

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Ana McConnell
1 month ago

Jim and kids it’s been such a long time since we’ve seen each other. I met her in 1984 . It seems like yesterday. My heart hurts knowing Linda is no longer with you but I know she’s meeting Heavenly Father as we speak. She was such a testament to me as a young person and influenced many decisions that I’ve made as an older person. Stay strong.

Rich and Ana McConnell

Paula Williams
1 month ago

To the Taylor family may you begin the journey of healing ❤️‍🩹 whatever it may look like to each of you. The love that has been given by Linda and all of you is now to be given back by all of us that have gotten to share in it all these years. May the Lord bless you and keep you. May He make His face shine upon you and help your family in this time.
Love you all.

Kecia Hallenbeck
1 month ago

So sorry for your loss Sheena. I know the feeling loosing my mom in 2015. Remember the good times. Prayers to you and your family. Love you girl!❤️

Suzanne Richardson
1 month ago

To all the Taylor family. So sorry for your family’s great loss.. you have shared your last few week’s journey with Linda’s illness and shared from your heart. So many people prayed for Gods mercy and peace and strength for all the family …. I pray now for healing for all of you Linda had many great qualities a great wife, mother, Grandma and friend to many people. She definitely loved lil children. Sending love and prayers 🙏🙏🙏🙏