Catherine Taylor, (nee Christakos), of Southern Pines, N.C. passed away on  Thursday, November 11, 2021. She is survived by children, Stephanie (John)  Melton, Peter (Christine) Williams, and Elizabeth (Roger) Katzenberg;  grandchildren, David (Sonia) Williams, Alana (Tim) McCormack, Laura Nadel  (fiancé Paul Parisio), and Samuel Katzenberg; great grandchildren, Ronan  McCormack, and Elianna Williams; as well as many nieces, nephews and great  nieces and great nephews. She was predeceased by husbands Robert E.  Williams and Robert N. Taylor and son, Christopher Williams.

In her prime, Catherine was perpetually in motion with an array of talents and  interests: selling real estate for over 35 years in New Jersey, Florida, and North  Carolina. Owning and operating the Tokalon Bed and Breakfast in Woodstock,  New York, gourmet cook and baker, seamstress and knitter, voracious reader,

enthusiastic crossword puzzle solver, crafter, and interior decorator  extraordinaire. She will be missed dearly by all who knew her. Catherine was a  member of the Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Aberdeen, North Carolina.

At Catherine’s request, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, contributions  in her memory may be sent to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 1002 N. Sandhills  Blvd., Aberdeen, NC, 28315, or FirstHealth Hospice, 150 Applecross Rd.,  Pinehurst, NC 28374.

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Powell Funeral Home is assisting the Taylor family.

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  1. I am so sorry for your great loss. I will forever cherish the wonderful memories of my aunt Catherine. I loved our visits…which always included coffee, pound cake and lots of laughs. Aunt Catherine and my mom would sit at the kitchen table and as they conversed and laughed Christopher and I would look at each other and crack up at them. Sweet memories❤️Until we meet again…

  2. Pauline C. Baker
    She was more like a mother to my sister and I then my aunt. She was only 5 years older. However young, she was always there to take care of us, when parents had to work.. She taught me how to draw, and later in life to cook and sew on our old sewing machine, and knit. She was our whole life then. I loved her like a mother. She was an inspiration and helped make my life so much richer. She had a beautiful singing voice. I love you sweet aunt. Rest in peace, knowing that were greatly loved.

  3. Dear Stephanie, Peter, and Elizabeth. My deepest sympathy, on the loss of your mother. She will be always be remembered, She played such a big part of my and my sisters life. She was like a second mother to us. She taught us to, draw, knit ,and cook. She sang to us at night with her beautiful voice. Her presence is with me in many things she taught me. Rest in peace knowing that you were greatly loved.

  4. Stephanie, Peter and Elizabeth, deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. I have so many wonderful memories of Aunt Catherine. Waiting in the kitchen to grate Romano cheese was a big deal to a little girl “helping” her aunt making dinner. The laughter as we drove to Florida, stopping to spend time with Liz on the way down. Apple pie ala mode in bed! She would say to me “Our name is not Cathy. I don’t know why they call us Cathy, our name is Sunday.” Stories about my father and family. The conversations on life, love and living. She always has been, and always will be, a truly magical part of my life. Rest in peace.

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