Arleen Taylor-Norman at the age of 65 years old suddenly
departed this life on March 28, 2021 Palm Sunday. Arleen was born on
May 9, 1955 in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Joseph Taylor and
the late Gladys Guy Taylor. She was the youngest of 9 siblings
“the baby”. Arleen received her education in the public school system
of Baltimore, Maryland. Arleen married the late William Lee Norman
in 1979. From this union one child was born Queenette Norman-
McLaurin affectionately known as “Penny”.
Arleen gave her life to the Lord and was baptized at the Church of God
Saints of Christ in Hagerstown, Maryland, which was under the
Leadership of Chief Evangelist Royal Guy who was also one
of her favorite uncles. Peace be unto thee Romans 16:16.
Arleen worked for the Peabody Institute of John’s Hopkins University
as an elevator operator for many years. Arleen was also a professional
housekeeper and an assembly factory worker. She enjoyed listening to
music and loved to dance. She was a loving nurturing introvert. One thing
for certain two things for sure, she enjoyed smoking her Newport 100.
Arleen was a person who was always willing to help. She cared deeply for
her family. We the family will miss her smile and laughter and sense of
humor. We will always love you and cherish your memory. Arleen gave us
all such courage, hope and a reminder to us of just how precious life is.
Arleen was preceded in death by her former husband the late William
Norman and her parents Joseph and Gladys Taylor, sister Barbara Bennett
and brother-in-law Fred Bennett and brother Joseph Taylor. May they all
rest in peace.
Arleen touched the lives of so many people. We the family loved her dearly
and she will always hold a special place in our hearts. She is survived by
her one and only daughter Queenette Mclaurin and son in law Glendale
Mclaurin. Three grandchildren Dante Stephenson II, Destiny Stephenson,
and William Lomax Jr. Four great-grandchildren De’lano and Dylan
Stephenson, Kamari Foster and baby Khalil Lomax. Siblings McDaniel
(Bertha) Taylor, Lawrence (Yvonne) Taylor, Berniece Stanley, Gladys
(Gene) Horton, Daisy (Durwood)Bush, and Irene (Richard) McGraw, and
sister-in-law, Yvonne Taylor spouse of the late Joseph Taylor, and a host of
nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends.
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