Biography: Cynthia Denise Taylor-Williams was born on October 31, 1956 to Evelyn Andrews (deceased) & Harry Taylor Sr. (deceased) in the world renown village of Harlem at Harlem Hospital in Manhattan, New York. She was the oldest of Harry & Evelyn's five(5) children.
Cynthia began her academic career at P.S. 144, but was later enrolled in boarding school in Long Island, NY by her God-Parents Mr. David and Fannie Ford (deceased) and Dr. Olivia J Hooker (deceased). Soon after the untimely death of Evelyn Taylor (mother) Cynthia moved to Hempstead, NC where she attended Topsail High School. Cynthia continued to further her education by attending The College of New Rochelle, Atlanta Technical College and Mercy College where she studied Early Childhood education and Child Psychology.
In 1984, Cynthia began to fulfill what she proudly believed to be her life's purpose Teaching. She started her thirty-five (35) year teaching career at Bronx Baptist Daycare. Throughout the course of her teaching career Cynthia inspired the young hearts of many children within the New York City school system as well as in the greater Baltimore, Maryland area.
On January 28, 2002, Cynthia married her best friend Larry "Bo" Williams. The union of Cynthia and Bo was the greatest display of unconditional commitment, love and devotion. Cynthia and Larry spent their marriage traveling and lovingly providing for their children and grandchildren.
Cynthia had an elegant persona and an amazing sense of fashion. She handled every situation with grace, class, and intellect. She was often referred to by her friends as a "Human Encyclopedia". Some of her hobbies included shopping and photography as well as serving as a Civil Rights Activist; standing amongst her peers every chance she could. Being raised and guided by her God-Mothers Fannie Ford and Dr. Olivia J Hooker (deceased), Cynthia understood the importance of advocating for the rights of the underserved. Fighting for the rights of others was Cynthia's true passion as she cared so much about justice for all.
Cynthia was a devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Cousin and Friend, who made herself available to any and all that needed her assistance.
After a two (2) year battle with cancer, Cynthia Denise Taylor-Williams passed away peacefully on April 26th, 2019 in Weil Cornell Hospital Manhattan, New York at the age of 62. Although, she is no longer here with us physically her insightful, genuine & truehearted spirit remains. Cynthia leaves to cherish her memory: Larry Williams (husband), Her four (4) children: Jarueba Jabar Taylor (son), Gary Zeigler Jr. (son), Curtayasia Cynthia Taylor (daughter) and Steffon Tyrell Williams (son). Six (6) grandchildren: Sorin Taylor, Raiden Taylor, Sanai Williams, Savannah Williams, Adonis Cooper, & Apollo Vaughn. Her five (5) siblings: William Andrews (brother), Harriet Andrews-Moore (sister) and David Moore (brother-in-law), Jewel Andrews (sister), Madeline Andrews (sister), and Harry Taylor (brother). Seven (7) nieces and nephews Jerrushon Coleman (nephew, deceased), Ronneisha Coleman (niece), Moneaya Coleman (niece), Kawana Satterfield (niece), Katrina Moore(niece), Rashaun Moore(nephew), and Yachauna Hendricks (niece). As well as a host of extended devoted family & friends whom she loved dearly.