Janice Fay Taylor

Janice Fay Taylor, 70, of Kalamazoo passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019, at the Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo.

She was born Sept. 25, 1948, to Woodrow and Bessie Mae (London) Taylor. She graduated from Loy Norrix High School with the class of 1966. Janice enjoyed being in the Kalamazoo community and enjoyed being active in the Kalamazoo Civic Players. She was also crowned Miss Kalamazoo in 1968. Janice will be remembered for her creativity as she was a skilled painter, actor and crafter who crocheted and enjoyed calligraphy. She was a devoted mother who was involved with her children’s school activities.

She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Gary Taylor.

Janice is survived by her children, Courtney (Chris) Bryan of Portage and Robby Gillett of Bangor; grandchildren: Chloe, Cayla and Carson; nieces, Jen Taylor of Coloma and Melissa Taylor Harry of Glenn; and former spouse, Bob Gillett of Grand Rapids.

Visitation will be held at 3-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, at the Filbrandt Family Funeral Home in South Haven. Memorial services will follow visitation at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. A luncheon will be held at the American Legion Post 160 at 19 N. Center St., Bangor, MI 49103 following the services. Kindly share your thoughts and memories on the family’s online guest book at www.FilbrandtFFH.com.

The family is being helped by the Filbrandt Family Funeral Home in South Haven, 637-0333.