Margaret Jean Taylor, 78, of Independence, Va., died May 11, 2022. She was born Oct. 5, 1943, to the late Duite Eugene Cox and Mazy Ann Parsons Cox. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David P. Taylor, and her brother.

She is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Louise Taylor Brown (Richard A. Brown Jr.) of Christiansburg and a son, Dr. David Preston Taylor III, of Independence; two granddaughters and a great-granddaughter.

Graveside services will be conducted on May 22 at 2:30 p.m. at Brush Creek Baptist Church in Independence. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in Independence.

Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home is serving the Taylor family.