Whitney Shaquila Christopher, beloved daughter of Linda Ann Christopher and Calvin Mitchell Taylor, was born December 2, 1992 at Shore Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox, Virginia. She departed this life on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland.
Whitney was full of life and always greeted everyone with a big smile. She received her education in the Accomack County schools and graduated in June 2011, with honors, from Arcadia High School in Oak Hall, Virginia. She was a member of the FBLA, BETA, and the Marching Band. She also loved animals of all kind.
Although Whitney was sick, she attended school every day. She was in the nursing program until her illness prevented her from attending. Whitney always wanted to be a nurse so she could help everyone else feel better. She also loved to cook, shop, and occasionally play the lottery. Whitney worked every summer as a housekeeper since the age of 16 at the Assateague Inn in Chincoteague, Virginia.
Left to cherish fond memories are: her mother and stepfather, Linda and Bernell Palmer of Atlantic; father, Calvin (Charlene) Taylor of Salisbury; grandparents, Alvin and Sharon Thomas of Atlantic; four sisters, Sheena Christopher of Atlantic, Damonia Taylor of Snow Hill, Precious Taylor of Texas, and Mia Kinsey of Pocomoke City; three brothers, Malachi Palmer of Atlantic, Marcus Ewell of Salisbury, and Gregory (Natasha) Collick of Killen, TX; seven uncles, Rufus Christopher of Asbury Park, NJ, Alvin (Dreama) Christopher of Salisbury, Terry (Yvonne) Johnson of Dover, Calvert and Clifton Taylor of Fayetteville, NC; Floyd Wallop, Jr. of Salisbury, and Larry Wallop of Horntown; five aunts, Nettie Brown of Atlantic, Elizabeth (Roy) Nock of Greenbackville, Louetta (Kenny) Godwin of Temperanceville, Darlene Cropper of Wattsville, and Joanne Shepard of Atlantic; two special cousins who were like sisters, Jasmine and Ja’Nay Shepard of Atlantic; a very special childhood friend, Ashley Bowden of Atlantic; an adorable little niece, Ayanna Lornes of Atlantic; and a host of other relatives and friends.