George Ann Shaver Taylor was born on Feb. 4, 1967, in Sumter County, a daughter of the late Edith Taylor and George McQuilla II. She was called home to glory on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital, Sumter.

George Ann attended the public schools of Sumter County. She was a member of New Fellowship Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Dale E. Edwards. She loved the Lord, her family and lifting others up in prayer. Her hobbies included cooking and feeding the elderly and others in the community. George Ann was a cook for more than 30 years. She was employed at Hardee's in her younger days. She then went on to become one of the grill managers at McDonald's on Lafayette. From there, she then transitioned to Morningside of Sumter, where she retired after being there for 14 years.

George Ann's spirit will live on through her two daughters, LaSaysha Kelley and Courtney Bradley; granddaughter, Autumn "Kootaboo" Kelley; a companion, Elijah Bradley; son-in-law, Marion Kelley of Alamo Heights, Texas; three maternal siblings, Charletta (Raymond) Taylor-Woods of Sumter, Patricia Billups of Austell, Georgia, and Clarence Taylor of Columbia; her aunts, Gloria Taylor-Gallishaw and Mildred (Lucious) Taylor-Maple, both of Sumter, and Thomesena Taylor-Martin of Spartanburg; a host of her paternal brothers, sisters, other relatives and friends.

In accordance with the COVID-19 guidelines, the family is requesting face masks and social distancing be observed by relatives and friends during visitation at the home, 23 Victory Drive, Sumter.

Funeral services were held at noon on Monday at New Fellowship Baptist Church, 105 S. Purdy St., Sumter, with the Rev. Dale E. Edwards, pastor. Burial was in Walker Cemetery, Oakland Avenue, Sumter.

Services directed by the management and staff of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter. Online messages may be sent to the family at