William George Taylor, 79

February 28, 2013

18CE1650-D1DE-406E-57A42507315F48BDWilliam George Taylor, 79 of Leonardtown, MD died peacefully on Feb. 23 at Chesapeake Shores Nursing Center.

In 1951 Mr. Taylor and his mother, Carrie Jenkins immigrated from Vancouver, Canada to Washington, DC to join his sister. While in Washington, DC, Mr. Taylor and his mother worked for Jelleffs, a ladies specialty store on F Street. Mr. Taylor worked his way up from the mailroom to head of design for eight stores in his seventeen year career.

In 1972, he moved to St. Mary’s County and opened the House of Holidays, a holiday gift shop. He later became chef of the Candlelight Dinners at Sotterly Plantation and adopted the name of “The Dinner Designer”. He catered affairs from the Baltimore Aquarium to simple weddings in St. Mary’s County. For twenty five years he judged the Oyster Festival and often gave cooking classes at his home and at the local community college.

Mr. Taylor worked at the Navy Exchange, Pax River from 2000-2009, until his retirement.

He leaves an extended family in Virginia Beach, VA, Raleigh, NC and the Great Pacific Northwest.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, March 2 from 1 until 2 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be private.

Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.

Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

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