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Born, October 29, 1992 in the small Northern Michigan town of Gaylord, Mi to Peggy (Duncan) and Donald Forrester, she brought so much light into the world with her. She was stubborn, sassy and a whole lot of fun; her main qualities she carried with her throughout life.
When she was little and you asked her what her name was. She would tell you “Taylor Lynn Forrester,” but it always came out sounding like “Tater Tot Porpoiser,” in the cutest little voice. Unfortunately for her the nickname stuck for as long as we could tease her with it.
She had a lot of challenges during her early school years. Most of what she endured would break anyone, but she picked herself up, and became stronger than ever. She grew her heart in God and used it to make herself a warrior in his love. Despite her journey through life being extremely bumpy, like a road constantly cratered with Michigan style pot-holes, she continued to mentor and minister to anyone she met. She used her experiences to lead others through their tough times. Taylor became an avid reader, enjoying all the adventures her books allowed her to take. One of her dreams was to own a cozy bookstore, that allowed people to come in, find a cozy little nook and escape reality for a little while.
Her strength was inspirational. She spent most of her adult life working jobs that put others first. One of her most favorite jobs was when she would be on call to sit with people who were actively dying and had no family. She took comfort in knowing they wouldn’t be alone, no matter who they were. That is not an easy task and most would not be able to do that job, but she did it beautifully. She would sing to them, hold their hands and tell them how much God loved them.
After the decision was made as a family to move to Florida, Tay jumped right in to working at Ascension Sacred Heart Bay (aka: Bay Medical Center at the time) working on the cardiac unit. Although the work was hard, she enjoyed taking care of her patients. Eventually she moved to the Beach ER where she held many various hats over the years. Regardless of the role she was in, she dedicated herself to giving her all, helping whoever she could and providing laughter and hugs to her co-workers. Wanting to help others further in dire situations, she took a new job as a dispatcher for Washington County. It was a job that excited her and inspired her to learn new things. She was actively working on her education in hopes of pursuing a career that would allow her to help as many people as she could.
Besides sprinkling her kindness at work, she found joy, comfort and purpose serving God by playing her flute for church services and mentoring teens at Victory Baptist Church.
Preceded in death by her grandparents, Ruth and Howard Grosser, as well as Thomas and Annette Forrester; her father, Donald Forrester; her stepfather, David Duncan and her very special Aunt, Mary Wisdom.
She is survived by her mother, Peggy Duncan; her sister, Megan (Craig) Davis; her brothers, Nelson (Rockie) Duncan, Ben Duncan, Adam (Erin) Duncan, and Samuel Duncan; her nieces and nephews, Gavin, Adrianna, Christian, Aden, Faith, Briley, Oliver and Henry; exchange sisters from afar, Karolina Havlova and Anna Sehn; her grandmother, Nancy Forrester; her grandparents, Nelson and Rhea Duncan; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.
A service celebrating her life will take place on August 31st at Victory Baptist Church in Panama City. Visitation will be at 1:00pm (CST) and the service will be at 2:00pm. For those unable to be physically with us to honor Taylor’s life, we will live-stream the service on Facebook through the Victory Baptist Church PC Facebook page.
In lieu of flowers, those that wish to express sympathy may direct memorial contributions to the family to be used to provide a final resting place for her.
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