James Taylor’s Mother Dies at Martha’s Vineyard Home at 92



CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — The mother of Grammy-winning singer-songwriter James Taylor has died at her Martha’s Vineyard home. Gertrude Woodard Taylor was 92.

The “Fire & Rain” singer says on his website that his mother died over the weekend surrounded by four generations of family at her home “overlooking her beloved Stonewall Pond” in Chilmark.

James Taylor says his mother devoted her life to her husband and five children and was an accomplished painter, weaver, photographer, horticulturist and “a killer cook.”

She married Isaac Taylor, dean of the University of North Carolina’s medical school. Isaac Taylor died in 1995.

She is survived by four children and multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren.



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