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Amanda Nottingham Dillon Taylor, 83, of Williamsburg, Virginia, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. Amanda was born in Richmond and raised in Ashland, Virginia, which was fondly known as the “Center of the Universe.” At the age of 9, she contracted polio and attacked it with grace, determination and met every hurdle with “a smile.” Amanda embarked on a wonderful pursuit of work and travel that took her to MIT where she worked in solar energy. She also worked as a teacher in Virginia Beach, followed by several years in France and Turkey. She returned to her beloved Virginia where she met and married her very special friend, Jim Taylor, a U.S. Navy fighter pilot. They traveled across the country many times and also spent two years in Japan. Amanda and Jim retired to Mathews, Virginia, and spent 20 wonderful years by the East River. She had a remarkable, exciting and sometimes challenging life filled with friends and happy times.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Eleanor Dillon; a sister, Nora, and a brother, Ned.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, James Taylor; stepson, Mark Taylor; sister-in-law, Sharon Taylor; a nephew, Dave Dillon (Barbara); a great-nephew, and two great-nieces.

Due to the pandemic, services will be held at Christ Episcopal Church at a later date. In lieu of flowers, she asked that you give freely of your time and talent to a special cause. Faulkner Funeral Homes, Foster-Faulkner Chapel, Mathews, Virginia, is assisting the family.