Thomasine J. Taylor


Thomasine J. Taylor, age 73. Sunrise December 10, 1944 in Mansfield, OH and Sunset May 13, 2018 in Columbus, OH.

Lovingly known at ‘Tomi’ by friends and family, she fancied herself a musician early in life, trying her hand at the violin, and saxophone in her early school years. Upon discovering musical instruments weren’t exactly in her realm of expertise, she found other outlets for her energy, becoming a voracious reader – reading everything she could get her hands on. Shortly after graduating from Mansfield Senior High in 1962, she went into banking and worked in the industry her entire career until retiring – twice!

Tomi was self-taught in multiple crafting areas. She was recognized as an awesome seamstress and known to gift he loved ones handmade quilts, knitted and crocheted blankets, cross-stitched pictures, and beautifully crafted homemade cards and jewelry. She loved to cook and bake and would whip up a delicious peach cobbler in a heartbeat, just because she loved to see her family smile.

Tomi was preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Bessie Lawson (Perry). Left to cherish her memory, daughter Elizabeth L. Taylor, daughter in love, Kimberly Crawford; grandchildren, Courtney M. and Ciara M. Williams, Le Renzo Bond, Jaquwon Crawford; brother, Frank (Jeannie) Lawson; Sister Linda (Theodore) Grace; special son, Pernell (Keisha) Allen, ex-spouse and close friend Walter Taylor, and a host of other family and friends.

Tomi was a genuine ray of sunshine with a smile that would light up a room and laughter that was contagious. She was the best mother, a loving and attentive grandmother, a protective sister, cousin, aunt, and a true friend. She will be deeply missed.

Visitation 12:00 noon and Memorial Service 1:00pm Saturday May 19, 2018 at New Life Baptist Church 538 Wayne St., Mansfield, OH

Condolence Messages

  1. In The loss of your mother no one truly Comprehends the loss that you feel, the sadness that you must be going through and yet, warm thoughts are reaching out in hopes that you will know the strength and comfort that these thoughts bring with sympathy and understanding. May the God of all comfort to ease the pain of your grief.

  2. Diane and Crunchie

    Rest in peace. You will be dearly missed.

    Diane and Crunchie

  3. Jill & Dave Wentz

    Liz & Family, We are truly saddend to hear of the passing of your Mom. What a special lady she was & I will forever remember her spunk & joyful attitude, such a funny & honest person. I enjoyed working with her at the credit union as well as our get togethers away from work. She will truly be missed. Keeping you all in our thoughts & Prayers. Jill & Dave Wentz

  4. Don Williams Jr

    Momma T

    Thanks for always being in our corner, making our childhood fun. Sitting at the table feeding us, loving us. You had a neighborhood of sons that adored you,

    No words I can express will ever tell you the love in my heart I have for you and your family.

    Until we meet again


  5. Patti Spangler

    Tomi was truly one of the most special people I have ever had the privilege of meeting. We had so many good time, laughs, special moments…I only regret we didn’t stay in contact over the years like I so wish we would have. I am so so sorry for your loss…she was one of a kind. I loved her so much.

  6. Heather Pauley

    Saddens me to hear of Tomi’s passing. She was like our “ Den Mother “ and dear friend for many, many years at the Credit Union. I have so many loving memories of her. ❤️ My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  7. I send my sincere condolences to your family during this difficult time. This scripture brought me comfort when I lost a loved one and I hope it can do the same for your family. (Psalm 34:18) May God give you comfort and the strength to endure through this difficult time.

  8. Beverly Cline

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Let the Lord comfort you in your time of grief. He is able to sustain you. God bless.

  9. Precious Carter

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. You mother, Ms. Tomi to me, was an amazing, vibrant young lady!! Her smile, her down-to-earth personality, her warmth, will be missed!
    (2 Timothy 4: 7) I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
    Well done Ms. Tomi!

    My sincerest sympathy…

  10. Liz, love, I am truly sadden for the heavenly sleep of your mother. I am praying for you and your family. Heaven gates opened to receive her with much love. God bless… Aunt Ann

  11. Terri Grose Sayers

    The loss of your Mom truly saddens me! I will hold you and your family in my heart and prayers at your time of sorrow and moving forward! Praying for your comfort and peace! May she rest easy with the Angels!

  12. Liz, I am so sorry to read of your loss. Words cannot convey…. My love to you, and your entire family. Please give a special hug to Courtney for me, pleae.

  13. Lady Chrissy jones

    Liz I am so sorry for your loss of your mother. Just continue to share the Love that she showed you. Her light will continue to shine thru you! May God Bless You and Keep You is my prayer. I love you dearly

  14. Marie Doan (Tissy)

    My sincere condolences and prayers go out to the family. I will always cherish the memories of her on Dale Ave. May God cover you all in comfort and I pray for you Liz as this will be very hard on you. I am here if you need me sweetheart.

  15. Miss Liz,
    My Condolences to you and your family. Praying God gives you strength during this difficult.

  16. Frans and Beth van Steen

    Frans and I offer you our thoughts and well-wishes during this time of sorrow. May you remember the happy times. Visiting with Tomi was always loving, friendly and comfortable, like we had just spoken the day before.

  17. Lynn I am so sorry for your loss and your whole family, your mom was a beautiful woman and good person, we Love ❤️ You Bernie and Pam Partin

  18. My condolences goes out to Liz and family for the loss of your beautiful mother I will pray for you all God bless you

  19. Jamien Devon & Nik Miller

    I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Please know that my sincerest condolences and prayers are with you. Wishing you God’s strength and blessings during this difficult time.

  20. Yolanda Allen

    Lynn and Family, Words cannot fully express our condolences. We are remembering you all in our prayers. Unfortunately, we had plans that have taken out of town, so we cannot be with you. Lynn, please keep my phone number (419-522-1072) and give me a call anytime. I will call you as soon as I return. Love to you all.

  21. Debbie Jefferson

    Dear Liz, so sorry to hear the passing of your mother she was a loving & kind women now heaven as another beautiful angel may she rest in peace.

  22. To the family and friends of Thomasine, you have my deepest sympathy in your loss. No words can express the pain of losing someone you love in death. May you have faith that God’s promise of the resurrection will come true! (Act 24:15)

  23. Carolyn L Stamper

    Lynn, there are no words to express my shock hearing of your dear Mother’s death. I truly loved her & enjoyed our years working together at the bank. She was a beautiful jewel & a true friend & will be missed.
    Carolyn Stamper

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